I know that it technically isn’t summer anymore, but if it were, my binding would be the focus of my summer skill building this week. When choosing what to make for my partner in the For the Love of Solids Swap (you all know that if someone whispers modern swap I all but run in that direction these days), I didn’t factor in the amount of binding I would be doing. Alas. I think the finished product will be worth it… and thankfully it is all by machine.
I have wanted to sew up these linen napkins since seeing the tutorial on The Purl Bee last fall. I love how they turned out, and will be making some more very soon! For the placemats (below), I wanted to make something more on the minimalist side, and I hope I achieved that. A bit of quilting, a lot of binding, and these will be in the mail by Thursday morning (which, of course, is the deadline!) I have a pile of dishes and a birthday present to sew this afternoon.