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A Very Funky Owl Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Nicole of Modern Handcraft is guest posting today to show us how to make some festive Fall Owl Napkins, perfect for your dining table this holiday season.

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Materials needed:

  • Set of napkins, for today’s project I am showing a set of 4. Pick up a set at your local store or make your own like I did!
  • 1 Fat Quarter of Funky Owls in Cream
  • Heat n Bond Iron on Adhesive
  • Coordinating thread – I used a cream color
  • Iron, Ironing board
  • Scissors

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Follow the directions for the Heat n Bond to adhere to the owl fabric. Once the fabric cools, take your scissors and cut around each owl you would like to use leaving a small amount of cream as a border (this is where you will stitch).

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Fold your napkin how you would like it to be at the dinner table. Peel off the backing paper and position your owl on your napkin.

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To keep my napkins uniform I measured 1 inch from the bottom of each one.

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Now you will iron your owl to the napkin.

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Now you have your owls ready to go to the sewing machine! (Speaking of sewing machines – the fabric on my pressing board is Sew-C1485-Multi.)

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I chose to use a very small zig zag stitch to outline each owl. Matching your thread to the cream border of the owl makes it less visible to imperfections as you sew.

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And there you go! If you choose to buy napkins this is a very quick project. Making napkins is a very cost effective way and it lets you choose a color that better matches your owls. The instructions I use for napkin making is found here, I modified it a bit to accommodate using 1 yard of fabric – 1 yard yields 4 napkins.

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Thanks for stopping by, friends!

-Nicole

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