It's been a busy few days. We were in the mountains for a few days over the weekend and had a great time but I didn't get much sewing done! I was able to finish the three rabbit pincushions I had on my worktable from last week. School has been out for a couple of weeks now for my daughter so we are finding our new routine, it always takes a little while. This week I have sewn three fox pincushions, cut out felt for some more hanging owls after finding some great buttons on clearance and some brand new designs that were a reasonable price, and made a set of napkins.
You can see more of the pincushions here... https://www.etsy.com/listing/184090310/wool-felt-fox-pincushion-in-vibrant?ref=shop_home_active_3
You can see that I like to use the walking foot on my sewing machine for almost everything. I held off buying one for a long time because it was expensive but it one of my best ever purchases. I use it for piecing and quilting too. A walking foot moves the fabric from below as well as above so that when sewing two layers of fabric you don't get that slight creeping of the layers. With a walking foot both layers stay even. When I make napkins, I like to do two rows of stitching. I think it gives a tailored look and it finishes the corner folds nicely. I don't do anything fancy with the corners. I just press a double fold. I try and be mindful to press rather than iron the folds so that the fabric doesn't stretch out of shape. We used the napkins at dinner last night.