craft interests: embroidery, jewelry making, sewing

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Dinner Napkins the Mary Ray Way

Love loved the tutorial on linen dinner napkins.  So I finally made some for myself.  Note to others: when purchasing linen, be sure to account for shrinkage!  My eight napkins turned...

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Mary, these are beautiful! What kind of thread did you use on that blanket stitch -- just an all-purpose thread or something special? I have a regular sewing machine (not an embroidery machine) and want to be able to use the special stitches functions. But regular thread looks too unspectacular. Thanks for a great tutorial.