A few weeks ago, I ordered some fabric from fabric.com. I LOVE fabric.com. They have a fantastic selection of quality fabric for a fraction of the retail price. I ordered fabric for a few throw pillows, some napkins for the dining room table and some fabric to redo my Craigslist dining room chairs. Without measuring (not the smartest thing to do), I ordered one yard of this fabric thinking that it would be enough for eight napkins. When the fabric arrived, I was really happy with the purchase. The look and feel of the fabric was great, but when I divided the fabric into eight pieces, I realized that my little project was not going turn into eight standard sized napkins. There was nothing I could do about the incorrect amount of fabric that I ordered. I just had to work with what I had. You know what they say though ~ when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Here's how I made my unintentional placemats/napkins.
|First, I ripped the fabric into eight even pieces.|
|Once the iron was hot, I folded the fabric 1/2 in. on all sides and applied the heat-n-bond.|
|When I was finished, this was the result. The lack of measuring appropriately gave me eight perfectly sized placemats.....|
|........but it also gave me eight beautifully folded napkins.|
|placemats or napkins?|
For now, I think I'll stick with the napkins, but it's nice to know I have options :)