Saturday, December 6, 2008

Going green with napkins, & a few giveaways

I have just been lolling around the last few days, can't seem to get started on my list of to-do's. I have got to get labels on two quilt today, to get ready for mailing. I also have 2 little flannel throws to finish and mail before Christmas.

I have been in the sewing room, when my daughter was here for Thanksgiving she commented on the every day napkins I use. I haven't used paper napkins in about 10 years, I was green before green was cool.. No need to iron, they just get better and softer with age.

I cut mine each 10" Press a shirt tail hem, (take the time to press the hem) If you have serger or a rolled hem attachment that will work too.

I made 4 dozen napkins, in about 2 hours, used up 2 yards of stash fabric that would have never been used in a quilt, and saved a little space in the landfill.
So DD watch your mail box for a green gift.

Gail Pan Designshas the cutest FREE Christmas redwork pattern, just visit her site.

Pilgrims & Pioneers has a giveaway going on, but hurry it ends tomorrow evening.

Crazy Ladies has a giveaway going on too, A $10.00 gift certificate for Piney Woods Primitives Shop ends Dec 15.

Ok here is one more Cat Nip Primitives, is offering 4 chances to win.
Most of these are Primitive offerings, but quilts and primitives definitely go together, don't you think?

Happy Quilting!


  1. Hi Janet, thanks for entering me in your giveaway..where in Idaho do you live? we have relatives in the boise area and may (May) be moving to placerville..not sure but we are from utah originally and it would get us closer to family....take care and good luck!

  2. I'm glad to see someone else who thinks paper napkins are a waste! I love the napkins you've send to your DD.

  3. Wonderful idea and I love the fabric. I am always looking for ways to go greener.

  4. Lucky me! Thanks, Mom.

    And thanks for hunting me down to watch the card, too. I'm going back to bed now to nurse this stinking cold, but glad you caught me while I was up. Made my day!

    Love you.


  5. You are right, perfect use for the "undefinables"! Sharyn/KalamaQuilts
    Love your christmas house too, up top.