Flatware Pockets Simplify Outdoor Dining
May 22, 2018 |
| Kitchen Quilts
They’ll Dress Up Indoor Dining, As Well!
Warm weather brings the enjoyment of outdoor meals, whether on your porch, patio, or at a picnic table in the backyard or at a park. Eating outside does present some challenges, however.
Pretty flatware pockets solve many of them. They keep utensils together, clean and easy to transport (fill the pockets, stack and carry). These are big enough for either plastic or stainless flatware and have room for a napkin.
Plus, you can set the pockets down on a bare surface if there are no place mats or tablecloth available. Better yet, make simple matching place mats like those shown in the photos (a large plain quilted rectangle with a pretty wide binding).
Choose a nice combination of coordinating fabrics for the pockets. These are trimmed with twill tape along the top edge of each pocket. Rick rack and other trim will be lovely too.
The finished pockets, designed by Alicia Thommas from Sew 4 Home, are about 5½” wide x 10″ high.
PLEASE NOTE: Quilting Digest has featured many patterns from vendors participating in the Craftsy Marketplace, most of which have been deleted by Craftsy. It's going to take awhile for us to hunt down new sources for those patterns. In the meantime there are many links to patterns on our site that no longer work. We apologize if this article contains one or more of those links and appreciate your patience while we straighten things out. Thank you!
PLEASE NOTE: Quilting Digest does not sell or otherwise provide patterns directly. We showcase patterns and projects from various vendors, bloggers and other sources. Please make a note of where you access a pattern (the link in the yellow box toward the end of each Quilting Digest article). That way you can contact Support for that source if you have downloading problems or other issues. Thank you!