- I cut my squares at 11" which finishes as a 10" napkin.
- Press, starch, then cut your square or oblong. Starch because it will make the hem stitching go a thousand times better, giving the finished edge a professional touch you'll appreciate every time you use them.
- On the back side of the square use your rotary ruler and a pencil to mark a 1/2 inch line. (lightest fabric on right)
- Trim off just a smidgen more than 1/2 of the boxed penciled corner (like the lightest fabric shown in the photo.
- Press over the edge to the back, to the pencil line.
- Next, I lay a straight pin across the pencil line corner junction, making a kitty-corner fold then fold in a perfect mitered corner and pin (like the sage fabric on the right edge). This encourages the next step/fold.
- Press the long edges over on itself, giving you a double fold 1/4 inch hem.
- Then flip it over and press from the right side too so the creases are nice and sharp.
- For the hem itself I experimented with a straight stitch, fine but dull..
- Experimented with several of my machine's embroidery stitches
- And fell in love with the mode 2 stitch 66 on my Janome 6600P sewing machine, left at the default width and length. With my F2 foot that 1/4 folded seam rides between the edges of the open toe foot perfectly, which is why I can sew from the top.
Our record snow accumulation is starting to melt
My 2 little lost doggies continued progress, 4 A+ days in a row
An abundance of fresh chicken eggs to share with the neighbors