10 Days of Holiday Prep – Day 9

Welcome Back! Today is Day 9 and my turn to share another Holiday Prep Idea.

I LOVE bindings on quilts. I designed a tool for bindings, teach bindings and design quilts using my Brilliant Bindings tool. So….why bindings on a holiday prep hop?….How about back to front bindings? This is a great way to finish the edges of a placemat or …..use this same technique to make beautiful napkins to add to your holiday table. The photos below are from a class I taught last year on this technique and are my students’ beautiful results!! (Note the Winter Tree-Land coasters from Day 7!)

To make FOUR NAPKINS, you will need 1 yard of fabric for the front centers and 1 1/8 yards for the backs (the back will be the edges on the front!). Check out my website Wendt Quilting for a free downloadable pattern!

CUT: 4 napkin centers – 16″ squares and 4 napkin backs – 20″ squares

Place a center front on the middle of a back with wrong side together. Finish each using the back to front binding technique. They are that simple! Back to front binding steps in the download show a narrow binding, I prefer a wider 1″ binding edge for the napkins!!

I have used a back to front binding on my mug rugs and placemats. Check out my “Four” Dinner or any other meal Placemats and Hexie Fun Placemats and Mug Rug patterns!

Nothing says the holidays like home baked cookies. Adding a single napkin as a basket liner to a basket of homemade cookies makes a beautiful hostess gift or gift for any occasion. Our family favorite cookies is Crispy Oatmeal Cookies. (you can’t eat just one!) The Hexie Mug Rug in the recipe photo above used Hex-a-ma-jig Jr.

Crispy Oatmeal Cookies on Hex-a-ma-jig Jr. Mug Rug

ENJOY the HOLIDAYS! If you are looking for some beautiful Christmas fabric, be sure to check out the selection on my website.

in quilting,

Debbie Wendt

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