Kid Craft - Just a L’il Bit Country – Reversible, Multi Use Table Set




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This is a fun and super easy craft suitable for most kids and adults ages 10 and up.

When you are done you will have reversible items that you can use for Napkins or Bread Basket Cloths, Placemats or Hot Mats, Napkin Rings or Scrunchies.

Step 1: Materials

You will need:

2 yards each of 1 printed and 1 coordinating Plain Fabric.
2 yards Flat Quilt Batting
Matching Extra Wide Bias Tape or Quilt Binding
Contrasting Thread
Sewing Machine
1 inch wide Non Roll Type Elastic

Step 2: For Napkins or Bread Cloths:

For each desired napkin or bread cloth cut one 18 x 18 inch square of each fabric.

Place one of each square with right sides together. Stitch at 1/4 inch all around the edges leaving a 5 inch opening in the center of one side for turning right side out.

Clip the corners at an angle being careful not to cut the stitching.

Turn right side out through the opening..

Use a straight pin to pick out and shape the corners.

Turn the opening edges inward and pin in place. Iron edges flat working the seam to the outer edge.

Pin edges in place and stitch a top stitch all around the edges on each side.

Step 3: For Napkin Rings or Scrunchies:

For desired amount of Napkin Rings or Scrunchies. Cut 1 each from scrap 12 x 3 inch strips. Cut 1 6 inch piece of elastic. Fold fabric in half with right sides together and stitch at 1/4 inch on the long side.

Fold one of the open ends down and place on a dowel rod. Use the rod to turn your piece right side out. Top stitch at 1/4 inch on each side to create a guide for the elastic.

Attach a large safety pin to one end of the elastic, slip it inside the guide. Holding the elastic at one end and guide the elastic through by pushing the fabric down on top of the safety pin. Remove the safety pin and straight pin the elastic in place at the other end.

Stitch ends closed and trim the ends.

Place strip on sewing machine and while holding one end to stretch the elastic the length of the fabric stitch on the 1/2 inch pin both sides to hold the elastic in place (optional). With right sides together stitch the ends together and flip the napkin ring or scrunchie inside out.

Step 4: For Placemats or Hot Mats

For each Placemat ot Hot mat you will need:
1 - 13 x 17 inch pieces of each fabric
1 - 13 x 17 inch piece of flat quilt batting
Matching Extra Wide Bias Tape or Quilt Binding

With wrong sides together layer fabric, felt, fabric. Stitch at 1/4 inch all the way around.

Starting at the center of one of the long sides pin bias tape all around the edges with layers in the middle of the tape.

When you come to the corner lift one side straight up and fold over to make a mitered corner.

Once you come back to the starting point cut the bias tape 2 1/2 - 3 inches past it.

Trim the ends into a point and fold in half to the inside. Pin in place over the starting point. They should overlap a bit.

Top Stitch all around the edge of the bias tape as close to the edge as you can get catching the bias tape on both sides in the stitching.

Stitch a second line around the outer edges to secure and add a little bit of a decorative touch.

Step 5: Set Your Table

Your Table Set is now ready to be used and enjoyed however you would like to set it up.



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    9 years ago on Introduction

    I love the red and white checkered material you choose for this one. It would be cute in holiday themes too like you mentioned.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    You will have to wait and see, can't spoil the surprise Heidi!

    I really like these, and especially the fabric. Groovy baby! My kitchen pots and pans are red enamel with white polka dots, and I have a 1950's small gingham print in arborite and chrome kitchen table.

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Sure thing Beth and the nice part is you can lay them on top of each other, roll them up and use the napkin rings to keep them all together.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Great instructable Deb, we just bought a new table and were talking about getting some place mats and such, maybe I'll try my hand at making some of my own!