February 12 ~ FQ Project of the Day

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Reversible Rick Rack Napkins by Ashley, Film in the Fridge

Ashley has a tutorial for her Reversible Rick Rack Napkins. The tutorial is for a 13 1/2″ square, but Ashley writes, “They’d be great as larger napkins as well– 18″ square would be really nice, and then really perfect for fat quarters.”

Other napkins we love. For related tutorials try here, here and here.

Share your own link in the comments below, or point us to related tutorials and inspiration.

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112 Responses to February 12 ~ FQ Project of the Day

  1. Finnysmama says:

    I’m a very new sewer and am getting so inspired by your whole blog. First on the list, napkins!

  2. Thanks for linking to my tutorial! 🙂

  3. I’m so going to try and make these! Thank you.

  4. I’ll have to try these… Thank you for this tutorial.

  5. Angie Spencer says:

    I just found your site and love all the fun and interesting projects! This would make such a great gift! Love it! Thank you for your generous give a way too!
    blessings, angie

  6. gina snyder says:

    Love the napkins with the rickrack. How cute!! Thanks for having these fq tutes!!


  7. Cassandra says:

    Very pretty! I think this would be a perfect project for me. I haven’t sewn in years.

    Thanks for sharing.

  8. Mary says:

    This is the perfect next project for me–thanks!

  9. JLN says:

    Why can’t I think of all these clever things??

  10. Mary says:

    The napkins would make very nice gifts. Great tutorial-can’t wait to try it!

  11. Amy says:

    Now I will have to add these to my ever growing list of things to make.

  12. Linda says:

    I love those napkins! I’ve been looking for a tutorial, we try to go green at home but only have a few fabric napkins. Now I can make my own, thank you!

  13. Jen says:

    Love the napkins…what an easy project to try at home…especially with some scrap fabric!

  14. Clara says:

    So cute. I love rick rack.

  15. woolcat says:

    Very pretty! Some great project ideas this month… now I just need time to get to some of them…

  16. Tanya says:

    Oh I had forgotten about Ashley’s tutorial…so cute, love the ric-rac.

  17. Kara says:

    So cute! I’m going to keep these in mind for bridal shower gifts…or next Christmas

  18. Deb says:

    What a great idea. I am going to make some for a celebration we have coming up.

  19. jill says:

    Thanks for these tutorials! I need some napkins.

  20. Karen says:

    The rick rack is a GREAT addition! I can’t wait to make a set (or two or three).

  21. adrienne says:

    Wonderful! Wonderful! A nice funky touch and I won’t have to make those slim hems for regular napkins. My fingertips thank youB =]

  22. Jan says:

    All the fat quarters are beautiful

  23. Shellyfish says:

    I’ve been trying to think of a good house warming gift for some friends…this would be perfect!

  24. JoAnn says:

    Yeah! A great way for me to clear out some material that was just given to me!! And easy enough for my daughter to help. 🙂

  25. Amorette says:

    the fabric is great- so bold and deco!

  26. Amy says:

    I totally love the napkin idea. I’ve been looking for ideas for a few fat quarters that I have and these would be great!

  27. Judy says:

    Ahhh! I can’t keep up! I want to make everything! I am really really really loving this month’s theme.

  28. Kristi says:

    Tha ric-rack adds so much personality to he napkins. How cute!

  29. Karen says:

    I love all the ric-rac that I am seeing these days! These napkins are lovely, thanks for the tutorial!

  30. Shannon says:

    Sew cute!! I’m loving all the ideas!

  31. Shanna says:

    Another great idea! Thank you!

  32. Amy says:

    I had plans to make some napkins this weekend and the adorable rick rack idea is perfect timing.

  33. amy says:

    Love the rick rack!

  34. Libby says:

    I have been wanting to make napkins for an “afternoon tea party” I’m giving my granddaughter and niece. I ordered the “pears pear” fabric to make some and the fabric is awesome. It makes me smile. Can’t wait to use them at the “tea party”.

  35. Cheryl says:

    Love the napkins!

  36. Tammie says:

    love the rick rack in these—-what a great idea.

  37. Auntie Pete says:

    Very cute with the addition of the ric-rac…gives them a more casual, everyday feel rather than feeling like they should only be for special occasions.

  38. Danielle says:

    Love the pop of color!

  39. Jillian says:

    This makes me want to stop knitting and bust out the sewing machine…now if I just had a bunch of FQ’s lying around…

  40. stitchstitch says:

    Wowy zowy, those are pretty spiffy!

  41. BeccaC says:

    Oh so cute !
    simple but the ric rak really makes them look posh:P

  42. Suzi says:

    I love the fabric on these. They look like a great project as well.

  43. Stephanie Wehrman says:

    Awesome fabric choice, and very cute with the rick rack!

  44. Kathy says:

    I LOVE these napkins. Film in the Fridge is one of my new favorite blogs!

  45. Nicole N. says:

    This is perfect! My classroom uses cloth napkins at lunch and we are in dire need of new ones– what a great project for little fingers!

  46. Liz B says:

    the rickrack trim is subtle but really makes the whole thing look less “home sewn” as they might say on project runway (and don’t I just want to kick them in the teeth every time they say it!)

  47. Alisa says:

    I like the ricrac on the napkins. Very nice touch

  48. Barb says:

    So cute – great project!

  49. Christine Bolin says:

    Great tutorial. It’s hard to go back to paper napkins once you’ve had good ones.

  50. Georgi P. says:

    Can’t wait for the swap!

  51. Laura says:

    Thanks for all these great napkin tutorials. I especially love the rickrack!

  52. Mary Ann M says:

    These look simple enough- I have no excuse not to whip up a set! Thanks for sharing.

  53. Bethany says:

    So cute! This is the next step I’m taking to consuming less…”green” napkins.

  54. Alex says:

    Cute napkins, and I like that they are two sided, so the seams don’t show as ones that are hemmed do.

  55. jen w says:

    that ashley has such great ideas. how cute!

  56. Marissa says:

    These are very cute, I made some and gave them away but I should make some for me to keep.

  57. julia says:

    oh, the rick rac is cuuuute!

  58. Melissa says:

    I could use some new, cute napkins! Great idea.

  59. Sara says:

    I love the fabric she used! Very chic.

  60. Lyndsey says:

    These napkins are so cute and festive! Perfect for summer BBQ’s!

  61. Helena says:

    These are cool. They would make great Christmas gifts or hostess gifts.

  62. Pam says:

    The napkin is great. I love using the ric rac for decorative edging.

  63. Amy says:

    These napkins are a great idea and would make a perfect and easy hostess gift!

  64. Heather says:

    Oh my goodness. I love that these are both mod and retro at the same time. What a fun idea to ad the ric-rac. The green aspect of them is also very appealing! Thank you for sharing.

  65. DebbieKL says:

    Very nice and simple to make!

  66. alisha says:

    I love the look with the rick-rack.

  67. emy says:

    So cute! Here’s to hoping I will soon be making blue napkins!!! WOOOHOOO fat quarters giveaway!!!


  68. This is a great idea! And I have been wanting to make some napkins. I’m so excited!

  69. Susanna says:

    Lovely! what a great little wedding or housewarming gift idea.

  70. jodie says:

    Very pretty!

  71. Nikkapotamus says:

    Those are adorable! And what a great project for fat quarter packs. They’d all coordinate without actually matching-that’s one of my favorite looks.
    Nice tutorial Ashley. At first I saw that ric-rack and thought-there’s no way! But how easy! Thanks!

  72. Crissy says:

    Napkins are on my to-do list… I have the perfect fabric to match my placemats!

  73. Ana says:

    I fully intend to make some napkin sets to give as gifts for the holidays (yes I’m planning early). They’re simple to make, yet useful and pretty!

  74. Harley says:

    Very cute and what a great way to coordinate your napkins with your kitchen or dishes!

  75. Malea says:

    This is a great idea. Esp. for hostess gifts, who doesn’t need another set of napkins? Thank you!

  76. MomOfThree says:

    I’ve been thinking about making cloth napkins for a while now. Love the tutorial! Does anybody have any suggestions for the best material to use for napkins?

  77. Katie says:

    Napkins! I keep meaning to make those. I really like the rick-rack detailing on these.

  78. Emily S says:

    I love the ric rac on the edges!

  79. Anya T. says:

    Great project. Thanks.

  80. Betsy says:

    Beautiful napkins!

  81. Kandie Hicks says:

    A friend of mine wants me to sew her 23 large napkins for a wedding. I’d better not show her this darling tutorial, or she’ll be wanting them double-sided and rick-racked!

  82. Danielle D says:

    We’ve been thinking about getting some cloth napkins (just to be more eco-friendly). These are great and so practical. I love the prints above–and the hand printed ones are so nice!
    Thanks for another great tutorial.

  83. RachelJ says:

    I love the napkins!

  84. Elizabeth says:

    Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

  85. Anne Marie says:

    Hello! I really like that large graphic fabric….who is the designer of that, and where did you get it (sorry if it’s on here and I just don’t see it 🙂


  86. bec says:

    ooh, i really like these napkins!

  87. Tammy :) says:

    I love this! I am going to start shopping for napkin material today!

  88. Steph W says:

    So fun! I love these!

  89. alison says:

    Love those napkins!

  90. Rachael says:

    I have that same floral fabric. I have had no idea what to do with it yet, so this may be the project!

  91. lesley says:

    i love the rick rack detail in these napkins, it makes them look so cute! i’m in desperate need of new cloth napkins…looks like a good project!

  92. JaneR says:

    I have a whole slew of fabric napkins…another way for us to have fabric at hand 3 more times each day!!! Thank you for some incredible examples.

  93. Sunny says:

    Awesome timing! I am making monogrammed napkins for a ladies tea this month!

  94. Marilyn says:

    Oh I can’t wait to try this for spring! How pretty!

  95. Michele says:

    Love it! Thanks!

  96. Chelsea says:

    I may need to get myself some ric rac. Those are so cool, I am pretty sure we need some napkins…

  97. Kate says:

    Super cute! Had not seen these done with the ric rac before, adds a really great touch. In a small size these would make great little cocktail napkins for a dinner party.

  98. Megan says:

    Very, very cute!

  99. Karen B says:

    I love fabric napkins…and these with rickrack…fabO!!

  100. Laura says:

    I am really enjoying this month’s Fat Quarter theme and all the ideas. I have to commend everyone involved with this. Not only are you guys pumping out one great idea after another, your also introducing me to so many fabulous blogs. You are helping to enhance my internet and sewing world.

    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

  101. Liliana says:

    I really love the fabrics used in these napkins!

  102. Natalie says:

    Must clean sewing room… SMS is recharging my sewing spark!

  103. MamaBee says:

    Ooh, those napkins look great! Off to look at the links…

  104. Lindsey says:

    I love Angharad’s tutorial! I made christmas napkins for a hostess gift this year and it was soo easy!!!

  105. Jen B. says:

    How wonderful! I’ve got some place mats that are just plain colors, this will liven them up nicely!

  106. Marguerite says:

    Now, that’s clever — our napkins are getting so faded in the wash, it might be good to make some new ones!

  107. Carol says:

    Love the idea. Great pictures.

  108. Toby says:

    I love this! I often buy decorative napkins to use simular to place mats on my lamp tables in my livingroom. I never thought much about making my own…this would be great! And I’d get what I truely want.

  109. Ramona says:

    I like the look of the rick rack trim on these napkins. I also liked the tutorial with the napkins and matching bag to put the napkins in. These would be nice shower, or housewarming gifts. Not to mention going green.

  110. Tina says:

    Oh, and re: fat quarters and napkins. I usually let my kids pick out novelty fat quarters at the quilting shop. Then, I trim them square and make a napkin with the one piece. With the remaining strip, I make the kids a bean bag! They love to pick out their own designs. I like to use dried lentils in the bean bag.

  111. Tina says:

    Love the rick rack trim. I will definitely have to try that. I love to make napkins.

  112. Christy says:

    Beautiful & simple! I’m copying that tutorial – now I just need one for placemats.

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