Here's a little treat to inspire you as you prepare your homes for the Holidays. Enjoy!
This fabric was the inspiration for the table I decorated for our Holiday Dinner at Church last night. There were 7 tables and a hostess for each table. Each hostess was asked to bring all the necessary plates, utensils, napkins, cups, and any decorations you wanted to decorate your table with.
I decided to go with a more whimsical theme with bright and happy colors. I made 2 table runners, one 25" fabric square with rick rack sewn on the edge, 8 place cards, 8 napkin rings, and 8 glass covers (similar to the coffee cup holders I've seen here on Anyone Can Quilt Blog). They were like making 8 mini quilts with quilting, binding and everything.
I've included several pictures along with pictures of the other 6 tables. Enjoy!
This is the mini quilt I made for my red glasses. In case you're interested you'll need thirty 1 1/2" squares. There are 3 rows of 10 blocks. The binding is cut @ 2 1/2" and sewn using a generous 1/4" seam. This will give you extra binding on the back that will be sewn down when you stitch in the ditch on the front of the quilt. I didn't take the time to hand bind. Oh yes, and don't forget the mini red jingle bells. I used a small clear elastic around the two jingle bells. If you click on the picture above you should be able to see the elastic.
Here is the matching napkin ring. The center fabric is cut @ 1 1/4" and the back is cut @ 2 1/2" then sew the larger piece to the small piece and this will create a tube. Turn, Center and Press. Now quilt the edge of the binding with a straight stitch (in the ditch) and down the center with a wavy stitch.
I hope you enjoyed looking at these fun table settings. Maybe they'll inspire you to create your own fun Christmas Table Settings. Have a wonderful time preparing for your family Christmas Season.