Thursday 15 November 2012

Ticking, Not a clock!! Tutorial

Ticking fabric that is......

Red and white...........

Had some left over from another project and thought I would make a few napkins.

Now are they not the cutest!!

This is what you will need:

fabric of your choice
sewing machine

First I cut 4      14" x 21" for the body of the napkin

then I cut 4          4 1/2 " x 20" for the ruffle.  As you can see I have my ruffle stripes gong horizontal.

Now back to the body.

Turn over and sew all four sides to make a 
clean edge.  I used a quarter inch seam.

Press, press, press.    Your body should now measure 13" x 20 1/12"

Now make your ruffle

Sew the same as the body folding over your fabric to finish the long edge.  Sew sides the same way.

take your 4 1/2 " x 20 " and sew two rows across the top . This is where you will gather your top

by pulling on these two threads. Gather to measure  to 23"

Now you are ready to fray the bottom edge. Start by pulling out threads till it measures 1/2"

Time to sew the ruffle to the body of the napkin. Right sides together.
Now it's time to top stitch the ruffle to the body of the napkin as seen in this photo.

My napkins measure 13" x 23" finished.

Can't wait to use them in my Christmas Tablescape.......

If you have any questions don't hesitate to email me. I would be glad to help.

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  1. They are the cutest!! Wish I knew how to sew! Love your header!

  2. How cute Linda! I bet they are going to look really nice with your Christmas tablescape. You changed your header....I really like it!!

  3. Don't you ever relax!!!
    I love festive...
    Finally finished my afghan...will post soon...
    Hope you are enjoying the sunshine...Have a great weekend..
    Off to the cottage tomorrow..

    Linda :o)

  4. Appreciate your skills in this field. Brilliant. Wordpress Template Tutorial

  5. Lovely! And they would be great for Valentine's Day, too! Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm so glad to be here!

  6. Very pretty! Love cloth napkins. These are great!

  7. I love ticking but had never thought about the red. Great idea, and just so perfect for the holidays. Love the cute ruffle!
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  8. I love ticking! Your ruffled napkins are adorable. I love the classic red and white at Christmas time too. I will actually be using some red on my Christmas tree this year! It's been several years since I've used it.

  9. These are adorable! And in my favorite color combo as well.

  10. Those are so cute, Linda. I love red and white ticking.

    I have a cup hook, holding the basket onto the french door. I also have used suction cup hooks for glass doors. I am going to change out the Fall basket for Christmas next week.

  11. I love the red and white ticking fabric and the ruffle for sure.

  12. I love it...looks great on the table...such a versatile item and also so versatile for "all seasons" the red and did such a wonderful job!!

  13. They are beautiful. Love the ticking stripe.

  14. Oh how i love ticking.... What a great idea to turn leftover fabric into tea towels...
    I have some left over fabric too that I now know what to do with... :)

    Thank you!
    hugs x

  15. So darn cute! I love these.

    Happy Thanksgiving!


  16. I love the fabric you used and I love that cute ruffle. Great tutorial. Thanks!

  17. I love this :) Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones! I would love for you to visit me and see the centerpiece at my Thanksgiving table :) I am visiting you from Savvy Southern Style!

  18. Oh, these are just so adorable! Thanks for the tutorial! I'll be making these! Happy Thanksgiving!

  19. This is so cute. Great idea.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  20. I just love the ticking! I don't think I've ever seen it in red, I'll be keeping my eyes out for some now! Great tutorial, thanks so much for taking the time. I'm now following.

  21. Love these napkins! I am pinning it :)

  22. Hi Linda, The napkins are really pretty and they will look wonderful on your Christmas table. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.

  23. Love these...I am so gonna try this! Now I gotta go check on the rest of your beautiful site.
    Thanks from your newest follower,
    Crafty Hugs,

  24. oh I just love this. The color is perfect for holiday decorating too. Just pay it over a table end . Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop xo

  25. Beautiful and great tutorial! I'm so glad to be your newest follower, love your blog:)


  26. These are the cutest! I used linen hand towels with ruffles for an autumn tablescape, and now I want a set of red ticking. ;-)
    Thanks for the tutorial......sarah

  27. Love those napkins! The red ticking is perfect! So pretty!
    Miss Bloomers

  28. Wonderful, adorable and easier than I thought they would be. Thanks for the lesson! Dianne

  29. Very cute! I have looked around for a long time for some red/white ticking. I like the idea of the ruffle.

  30. Cute cute cute napkins. I think I have to go find some ticking now! xo marlis

  31. Now those are cute! It's time to dust off my sewing machine ;o)

  32. so cute, I love red ticking for Christmas!!

  33. ♥♥♥ the napkins, wish I could sew!

  34. Really pretty! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  35. These are sooo stinkin' cute. Hoping I might can make some for next year.

  36. Oh my goodness I love these! No wonder you liked the red and white ticking on my 4th of July table. Great minds think alike! Only I like this better haha.