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Team Timeless // Cloth Napkins

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Welcome to Team Timeless, an ongoing series of fun tutorials brought to you by some of our favorite designers! This month, Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft is back to share a cloth napkin tutorial that are both cute and a sustainable alternative to paper towels.

Featuring the new Tonga Passport line, these napkins make a beautiful addition to meals and holiday gatherings with loved ones. Read on for instructions…


Cloth napkins with mitred corners are a great way to help out the environment, create something decorative for your table and give your guests something sturdier than a paper napkin while dining. Adding mitred corners to a project was one of the first sewing skills I learned and can be adjusted in measurements to use for a tablecloth or even adding a nice edge to a blanket.

These are also a great seasonal project – Thanksgiving and Christmas for family gatherings.

For today’s project we are using a few of the new Tonga Passport line that is available this month.

I chose these colors as a great Summer to Fall palette for my dining table.

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Materials needed:

  • (1) half yard cut for every 2 napkins you would like to make – or – 17.5” x 17.5” squares – easily cut from a fat quarter per napkin
  • Coordinating thread
  • Straight pins
  • Ruler
  • Marking tool
  • Iron
  • Scissors

Directions:

Since these are going to be washed repeatedly it’s good to pre-wash your fabrics, this will shrink your fabrics just a bit. Iron fabrics well and cut material into 17.5” x 17.5” squares.

At your iron, take your square and fold the edge .5” towards the wrong side, press. Continue around the square until all sides have a .5” folded edge. Fold again .5” creating a double fold and press continuing around the fabric square.

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Unfold the second fold, with a ruler and a marking tool place a mark at the 1” mark at each corner.

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Placing your ruler across each corner meeting at the marked points draw a line. This will be the place you will sew at the next step.

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Working one corner at a time, fold in half right sides together. Making sure marked lines match up. Pin in place to secure fold.

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At your machine – stitch along each line, making sure to double stitch at the beginning and end of each corner. This is important so your stitches will not come undone when we turn the points right side out.

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Cut the outside tip off of each corner close to your stitched line.

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Carefully turn the corner inside, and poke out folded corner with a point. Press corner and sides and repeat for the remaining three points.

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At your machine, carefully stitch along the edge of your double found around the perimeter of your napkin. Backstitching at the beginning and end to secure thread.

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You now have a set of napkins that finish at 16.5” x 16.5” square!

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Sneak Peek Tonga Jelly Bean & Jamboree

We have a sneak peek for you today of two brand new Tonga batik collections! Tonga Jelly Bean and Tonga Jamboree will be shipping to stores in July, and we can’t wait to see what you create. These two groups are saturated and full of color, and did we mention they’ll also be available in precuts?

Can’t wait to get your hands on this? Check out some quilt inspiration we have for these collections!

First up is Tonga Jelly Bean!

Here’s some quilt inspiration for this rainbow-filled collection!

This is Twin Diamond by Castilleja Cotton, and it uses Treat Strips (2 1/2″ strips). We love this Bargello-inspired quilt.

Coming soon from Little Louise Designs is the Double Strip Trip quilt, another gorgeous design featuring Jelly Bean. This quilt is particularly playful!

Eye of the Beholder Quilt Design‘s Fan of the Flame pattern features Jelly Bean in a very unique way! We love the movement and the way the corner blocks frame the rest of the quilt. This pattern is coming soon!

We also have a free pattern that features Jelly Bean. Check out the Color Crush quilt designed by Heidi Pridemore – it uses Treat Quarters (fat quarters) and it will be available soon.

Joining Tonga Jelly Bean is our new Tonga Jamboree collection! We love the unexpected color combination of rich purples and leafy greens.

Here’s Square Peg, a pattern by Sew Many Creations that uses Treat Strips (2 1/2″ strips) and Treat Minis (5″ squares). We love the dual tones and geometric vibe to this quilt!

We also have Baker Street by Sassafras Lane Designs in two color options. These lengthened star blocks are so beautiful! This version features Tonga Jamboree set against our Java Blender in Winter.

This version features our Java Blender in Ink in the background – a completely different look!

The free pattern that features Jelly Bean above looks just as lovely in Jamboree! Here’s the Color Crush quilt again, designed by Heidi Pridemore – it uses Treat Quarters and it will be available soon.

These two new Tonga batik collections will be in stores next month! Ask for it at your local quilt shop or find it online.

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Tuesday Teaser: Tonga Topaz

In the sweltering heat of August, it’s easy to start looking forward to the cool breeze of autumn. So today we’re featuring Tonga Topaz, a new warm & cool batik collection that will hit stores when the temps start dropping next month. The splashes of turquoise help us send off those last days lounging by the water, while the rosy tones and rich browns have us daydreaming of long walks in the woods (in a cozy sweater, of course!).

Look for Tonga Topaz yardage and Treat pre-cuts at your local quilt shop or favorite online retailer this September!IMG_5144-web2

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Check out these two gorgeous patterns for Tonga Topaz. Visit our Projects page in September for even more quilts!

Topaz-Brilliance

Topaz Brilliance – Pattern by The Quilted Button. 64″ x 78″

Moulinets-Topaz

FREE PATTERN Coming Soon – Moulinets by Marlous Designs. 63″ x 71″

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Tuesday Teaser: New Tonga Batiks by Judy & Judel Niemeyer

In addition to Seasonal Portraits, Judy and Judel Niemeyer also worked with us to create three new batik collections this season! These rich colors and eye-catching prints work beautifully in Quiltworx pattern designs and more.

Say hello to Tonga Citrus Mint, City Lights and Painter’s Palette, all by Judy and Judel Niemeyer! All are available in yardage as well as our popular Tonga Treat pre-cuts. These batiks also make special appearances in Quiltworx patterns, mixed with their print fabrics.

Look for these batiks at your local quilt shop or favorite online retailer in late July.

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Tonga Citrus Mint by Judy & Judel Niemeyer

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Tonga City Lights by Judy & Judel Niemeyer

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Tonga Painter’s Palette by Judy & Judel Niemeyer

 

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Mariner’s Compass by Quiltworx – Tonga Citrus Mint

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Indian Summer by Quiltworx – Tonga Citrus Mint & City Lights

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Tuesday Teaser: Tonga Tahiti

We are so excited for Tonga Tahiti, a new batik collection arriving this summer! These juicy colors are like a tropical getaway on fabric.

Look for Tonga Tahiti at your local quilt shop or favorite online retailer this July! It will be available in yardage and Tonga Treat pre-cuts.

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Chisel Stars (72″ x 90″) by Cheryl Malkowski is a free pattern that will be available for download on our website when the fabric hits stores!

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Tuesday Teaser: Tonga Fig

Introducing our new batik collection releasing next month, Tonga Fig! These rich golds and plums are so warm and cozy, we can’t wait to snuggle up under them.

Look for Tonga Fig in yardage and Tonga Treat pre-cuts at your local quilt shop or favorite online retailer in March!

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music box quilt
“Music Box” by Marlous Carter, Marlous Designs. 50″ x 67″

ShivaunPlace-Quilt
“Shivaun Place” by Sassafras Lane Designs. 90″ x 90″

Sunshine and Shadow
“Sunshine & Shadow” by Diane McGregor, Castilleja Cotton. 59″ x 59″

 

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Project Inspiration: Manhattan & Metropolis Bags by A Quilter’s Dream

Looking for another project to make with Tonga Treat Quarters, in addition to the free Shutters pattern included in the package? Look no further… we are head over heels for these purse patterns by Stephanie Prescott for A Quilter’s Dream!

Ask for the Metropolis and Manhattan bag patterns at your local quilt shop, or find them on the designer’s website. There are tons of fun projects to choose from – not only bags, but quilt and embroidery patterns, too.

The versions below were styled in Ebony and Rockport batiks. Pick up a Treat Quarter pack of your favorite Tonga collection and some Dreamy Fusible by Lazy Girl Designs, and you’re ready to go!

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Team Timeless // Cloth Napkins

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Welcome to Team Timeless, an ongoing series of fun tutorials brought to you by some of our favorite designers! This month, Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft is back to share a cloth napkin tutorial that are both cute and a sustainable alternative to paper towels.

Featuring the new Tonga Passport line, these napkins make a beautiful addition to meals and holiday gatherings with loved ones. Read on for instructions…


Cloth napkins with mitred corners are a great way to help out the environment, create something decorative for your table and give your guests something sturdier than a paper napkin while dining. Adding mitred corners to a project was one of the first sewing skills I learned and can be adjusted in measurements to use for a tablecloth or even adding a nice edge to a blanket.

These are also a great seasonal project – Thanksgiving and Christmas for family gatherings.

For today’s project we are using a few of the new Tonga Passport line that is available this month.

I chose these colors as a great Summer to Fall palette for my dining table.

Cover2     Cover1copy copy

Materials needed:

  • (1) half yard cut for every 2 napkins you would like to make – or – 17.5” x 17.5” squares – easily cut from a fat quarter per napkin
  • Coordinating thread
  • Straight pins
  • Ruler
  • Marking tool
  • Iron
  • Scissors

Directions:

Since these are going to be washed repeatedly it’s good to pre-wash your fabrics, this will shrink your fabrics just a bit. Iron fabrics well and cut material into 17.5” x 17.5” squares.

At your iron, take your square and fold the edge .5” towards the wrong side, press. Continue around the square until all sides have a .5” folded edge. Fold again .5” creating a double fold and press continuing around the fabric square.

Image1

Unfold the second fold, with a ruler and a marking tool place a mark at the 1” mark at each corner.

Image2

Placing your ruler across each corner meeting at the marked points draw a line. This will be the place you will sew at the next step.

Image3

Working one corner at a time, fold in half right sides together. Making sure marked lines match up. Pin in place to secure fold.

Image4

At your machine – stitch along each line, making sure to double stitch at the beginning and end of each corner. This is important so your stitches will not come undone when we turn the points right side out.

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Cut the outside tip off of each corner close to your stitched line.

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Carefully turn the corner inside, and poke out folded corner with a point. Press corner and sides and repeat for the remaining three points.

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At your machine, carefully stitch along the edge of your double found around the perimeter of your napkin. Backstitching at the beginning and end to secure thread.

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You now have a set of napkins that finish at 16.5” x 16.5” square!

Image10

JVDB-Tonga-Jamboree_opt-4x3

Sneak Peek Tonga Jelly Bean & Jamboree

We have a sneak peek for you today of two brand new Tonga batik collections! Tonga Jelly Bean and Tonga Jamboree will be shipping to stores in July, and we can’t wait to see what you create. These two groups are saturated and full of color, and did we mention they’ll also be available in precuts?

Can’t wait to get your hands on this? Check out some quilt inspiration we have for these collections!

First up is Tonga Jelly Bean!

Here’s some quilt inspiration for this rainbow-filled collection!

This is Twin Diamond by Castilleja Cotton, and it uses Treat Strips (2 1/2″ strips). We love this Bargello-inspired quilt.

Coming soon from Little Louise Designs is the Double Strip Trip quilt, another gorgeous design featuring Jelly Bean. This quilt is particularly playful!

Eye of the Beholder Quilt Design‘s Fan of the Flame pattern features Jelly Bean in a very unique way! We love the movement and the way the corner blocks frame the rest of the quilt. This pattern is coming soon!

We also have a free pattern that features Jelly Bean. Check out the Color Crush quilt designed by Heidi Pridemore – it uses Treat Quarters (fat quarters) and it will be available soon.

Joining Tonga Jelly Bean is our new Tonga Jamboree collection! We love the unexpected color combination of rich purples and leafy greens.

Here’s Square Peg, a pattern by Sew Many Creations that uses Treat Strips (2 1/2″ strips) and Treat Minis (5″ squares). We love the dual tones and geometric vibe to this quilt!

We also have Baker Street by Sassafras Lane Designs in two color options. These lengthened star blocks are so beautiful! This version features Tonga Jamboree set against our Java Blender in Winter.

This version features our Java Blender in Ink in the background – a completely different look!

The free pattern that features Jelly Bean above looks just as lovely in Jamboree! Here’s the Color Crush quilt again, designed by Heidi Pridemore – it uses Treat Quarters and it will be available soon.

These two new Tonga batik collections will be in stores next month! Ask for it at your local quilt shop or find it online.

IMG_5147-web

Tuesday Teaser: Tonga Topaz

In the sweltering heat of August, it’s easy to start looking forward to the cool breeze of autumn. So today we’re featuring Tonga Topaz, a new warm & cool batik collection that will hit stores when the temps start dropping next month. The splashes of turquoise help us send off those last days lounging by the water, while the rosy tones and rich browns have us daydreaming of long walks in the woods (in a cozy sweater, of course!).

Look for Tonga Topaz yardage and Treat pre-cuts at your local quilt shop or favorite online retailer this September!IMG_5144-web2

IMG_5147-web

topaz collage

Check out these two gorgeous patterns for Tonga Topaz. Visit our Projects page in September for even more quilts!

Topaz-Brilliance

Topaz Brilliance – Pattern by The Quilted Button. 64″ x 78″

Moulinets-Topaz

FREE PATTERN Coming Soon – Moulinets by Marlous Designs. 63″ x 71″

IndianSummerQuilt_ft2

Tuesday Teaser: New Tonga Batiks by Judy & Judel Niemeyer

In addition to Seasonal Portraits, Judy and Judel Niemeyer also worked with us to create three new batik collections this season! These rich colors and eye-catching prints work beautifully in Quiltworx pattern designs and more.

Say hello to Tonga Citrus Mint, City Lights and Painter’s Palette, all by Judy and Judel Niemeyer! All are available in yardage as well as our popular Tonga Treat pre-cuts. These batiks also make special appearances in Quiltworx patterns, mixed with their print fabrics.

Look for these batiks at your local quilt shop or favorite online retailer in late July.

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Tonga Citrus Mint by Judy & Judel Niemeyer

City Lights

Tonga City Lights by Judy & Judel Niemeyer

painters pallete.jpg

Tonga Painter’s Palette by Judy & Judel Niemeyer

 

Print

Mariner’s Compass by Quiltworx – Tonga Citrus Mint

IndianSummerQuilt_Color Corrected

Indian Summer by Quiltworx – Tonga Citrus Mint & City Lights

tahiti2

Tuesday Teaser: Tonga Tahiti

We are so excited for Tonga Tahiti, a new batik collection arriving this summer! These juicy colors are like a tropical getaway on fabric.

Look for Tonga Tahiti at your local quilt shop or favorite online retailer this July! It will be available in yardage and Tonga Treat pre-cuts.

tonga-tahiti-collage

tahiti2

tahiti3

tahiti4

tahiti1

Chisel Stars (72″ x 90″) by Cheryl Malkowski is a free pattern that will be available for download on our website when the fabric hits stores!

Chisel Stars

tonga-fig-collage-feat

Tuesday Teaser: Tonga Fig

Introducing our new batik collection releasing next month, Tonga Fig! These rich golds and plums are so warm and cozy, we can’t wait to snuggle up under them.

Look for Tonga Fig in yardage and Tonga Treat pre-cuts at your local quilt shop or favorite online retailer in March!

tonga-fig-collage-sm

music box quilt
“Music Box” by Marlous Carter, Marlous Designs. 50″ x 67″

ShivaunPlace-Quilt
“Shivaun Place” by Sassafras Lane Designs. 90″ x 90″

Sunshine and Shadow
“Sunshine & Shadow” by Diane McGregor, Castilleja Cotton. 59″ x 59″

 

tonga-rockport-and-ebony-bags

Project Inspiration: Manhattan & Metropolis Bags by A Quilter’s Dream

Looking for another project to make with Tonga Treat Quarters, in addition to the free Shutters pattern included in the package? Look no further… we are head over heels for these purse patterns by Stephanie Prescott for A Quilter’s Dream!

Ask for the Metropolis and Manhattan bag patterns at your local quilt shop, or find them on the designer’s website. There are tons of fun projects to choose from – not only bags, but quilt and embroidery patterns, too.

The versions below were styled in Ebony and Rockport batiks. Pick up a Treat Quarter pack of your favorite Tonga collection and some Dreamy Fusible by Lazy Girl Designs, and you’re ready to go!

No products found which match your selection.

ebony-bag-2up-web-brockport-bag---2up---web