Serv­ing Soft-Box

Annie's Quilting for the Home - - Con­tents - De­sign by Lynn Weglarz

Sew this de­cep­tively sim­ple fab­ric box to hold your pretty paper nap­kins. Your guests will be im­pressed with your cook­ing and cre­ativ­ity. Cleanup is easy: sim­ply store flat when fin­ished.


Fin­ished size 12 inches in di­am­e­ter


• 1⁄3 yard each 2 co­or­di­nat­ing fab­rics

• 1⁄3 yard light­weight bat­ting

• 2 yards 5⁄8-inch-wide gros­grain rib­bon

• 1-inch bias-tape maker

• Op­tional: bast­ing spray

• Ba­sic sewing sup­plies and equip­ment


• Cut one 12-inch-di­am­e­ter cir­cle from each fab­ric and from bat­ting.

• On the bias, cut 2-inch-wide strips from one fab­ric to make a 42-inch length of bias tape.

• Cut eight 9-inch lengths of rib­bon.


Note: Re­fer to Serve-It-Hot Roll Warmer on page 58 for bias tape in­struc­tions.

1. Spray-baste or pin-baste bat­ting cir­cle be­tween wrong sides of fab­ric cir­cles. Mea­sure and mark a line along each side of the lay­ered cir­cle 2 inches from the outer edge (Fig­ure 1).

2. Mea­sure and mark a point 2 inches to the right and 2 inches to the left of each cor­ner of marked square; pin the end of one gros­grain rib­bon at each marked point (Fig­ure 2). Baste rib­bon ends in place.

3. Stitch bias tape around out­side edge of cir­cle, mak­ing sure to en­case rib­bon ends (Fig­ure 3). Fold ends of bias un­der at join­ing.

4. Trim rib­bon ends at an an­gle. To use, tie each pair of rib­bons into a bow to cre­ate a box.

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