Norman Lathrop Enterprises | Norman Lathrop Enterprises
Index To How To Do It Information
Lathrop Report On Newspaper Indexes
A profile of Norman Lathrop Enterprises
Last Updated
  Index Home  |   A-Z Subject Heading Guide    |   Keyword Search  |   Union List 

Detailed entries for one subject from the INDEX TO HOW TO DO IT INFORMATION.
Click on a see also (sa) or tracing (xx) to view detailed entries about a related subject.
The entries are in alphabetical order by magazine name and then in chronological sequence.
To obtain a copy of any magazine article contact your local public library or the publisher.

xx   LINEN

How to turn a sheet into a custom designed tablecloth. Placemats, plates, silverware, and food are drawn on with permanent felt-tip markers. The table always appears to be "set".
APARTMENT LIFE Apr 1978 (v.10#4) pg. 58

Wind-proof placemats for outdoor use are made from fabric rectangles with pieces of wooden dowel inserted in seams at each end.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1973 (v.51#6) pg. 79, 148

How to make wool placemats and runners with a Southwest design.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1973 (v.51#8) pg. 70, 106

How to make buttonhole napkins.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1973 (v.51#10) pg. 93, 117

How to make reversible calico placemats.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1973 (v.51#12) pg. 53, 111

How to make a tasseled table runner from a terry bath towel with yarn tassels.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1974 (v.52#6) pg. 69, 103

Create an instant buffet by sewing floor-length runners into a cover for a card table. Est. cost: $11.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 49

Macralap. The craft of combining thread pulling, embroidery and bead work on burlap or jute. Patterns and instructions given for making a bedspread and pillow sham, a table runner and placemats, a window curtain and a lampshade.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1974 (v.52#9) pg. 82, 126

Country kitchen napkins are stitched from a variety of scraps of different cotton prints.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1974 (v.52#11) pg. 94, 132

How to make a floor-length ruffled cover for a round table.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1975 (v.53#1) pg. 52

Projects to give a kitchen a facelift include a table cover and matching chair-seat cushions to make from sheets.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1975 (v.53#1) pg. 62, 40

Photo shows how to make a tablecloth without sewing, by trimming the edges with pinking shears and by tying the corners with ribbons.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 87

Instructions for making elegant placemats trimmed with lace.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1976 (v.54#12) pg. 54

Four pages of how to make accessories for a holiday party that are all in blue and silver. Includes mirror tile placemats, Christmas stockings crocheted in silver thread, a centerpiece of tiny presents, a "Joy" banner and silver stars.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1976 (v.54#12) pg. 62

Photo shows how to make matching dining room curtains and tablecloth from budget-priced blankets.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1977 (v.55#1) pg. 71

Projects to make with your sewing machine. Includes how to make square and circular tablecloths.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1977 (v.55#3) pg. 98, 140

Projects to make with your sewing machine. Includes instructions for making crazy quilt patchwork placemats, hardanger cloth placemats, and matching napkins.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1977 (v.55#3) pg. 98, 140

How to make a tablecloth trimmed with woven ribbons.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1977 (v.55#12) pg. 95, 169

Geometric tablecloth made by stitching together fabric hexagons and diamonds. Est. cost: $21.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1983 (v.61#2) pg. 36, 46

Valentine place mats. Dainty eyelet place mats are decorated with red ribbon and a red heart (which doubles as silverware and napkin holder). Est. cost: $20.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1983 (v.61#2) pg. 76, 133

Placemats shaped like a cat and a whale.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1983 (v.61#6) pg. M20

Fitted tablecloth is sewn with piping around the edge of the table and a drop skirt with flaps at the corners.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1986 (v.64#12) pg. 54, 131

Eight pages of tips for decorating with sheets. Includes instructions for: (1) chair seat covers, (2) table mats, (3) dressing table skirt, (4) wrap-and-tie pillow, (5) folding screen.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1987 (v.65#9) pg. 95, 158

Sheer holiday table cover has white reindeer motifs fused around the edge.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1988 (v.66#12) pg. 51, 65

Placemats have striped borders and floral chintz centers.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1988 (v.66#12) pg. 72, 90

Hankie table runner. Colorful hankies are lined up point-to-point and joined together with iron-on facing.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1994 (v.72#5) pg. 94, 98

Ideas for decorating with accent tables. Includes instructions for making round tablecloths and square toppers for round tables.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1996 (v.74#6) pg. 36

Napkin magic. Vintage or new napkins are recycled. (1) Napkins joined by buttons are turned into curtain panels. (2) Delicate old linens are framed against a complementary backing. (3) Lace-edged napkin, cut diagonally, makes a simple-to-sew window valance. (4) Old cocktail napkins are stitched together with potpourri between them to create sachets.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1997 (v.75#3) pg. 48

Sheet success. (1) Slipcover for bed headboard is made from a sheet and piping as an accent. (2) Sheet is transformed into a tablecloth by adding a border of iron-on hemming tape. (3) Sound board covered with sheeting and bordered with a ribbon becomes a bulletin board. (4) Fabric-covered mat boards are used to frame small prints. (5) Sheet fabric glued to the front of flat drawers dresses up a painted dresser. (6) Sheet, edged with rickrack, becomes a floor-length curtain.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1998 (v.76#4) pg. 23

"Clown" placemat is sewn from double-fold muslin and trimmed with bias tape and rickrack. A clown motif is appliqued on the left end. A napkin inserted into a loop forms the clown's bow tie.
CLOTH DOLL Summer 1985 (v.3#4) pg. 5

Tip on a easy way to cut a circle of fabric for a round tablecloth.
CRAFTS Jan 1991 (v.14#1) pg. 82

Flounces and Frills lampshade and table skirt. Iron-on shirring tape is used to minimize sewing. Taffeta picot ribbon bows accent the ruffled table shirt and the top of the gathered lampshade.
CRAFTS Aug 1991 (v.14#8) pg. 42

Harvest time home decorations. These simple-to-sew accents include table runner, napkins, napkin rings, chair pad, and faux Indian corn. Motifs include Indian corn, sunflowers, etc.
CRAFTS Oct 1995 (v.18#10) pg. 68, 51

Painted wooden shapes are pieced together in quilt-block style. (1) Wood and felt patchwork table runner. (2) Quilt-block wooden coasters.
CRAFTS Nov 1997 (v.20#11) pg. 56, 67

How to string beads on monofilament and knot the strings to make coasters, doilies, placemats and a napkin ring.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #71 Oct 1979 (v.6#11) pg. 32

Using a glue gun and 1/4" manila rope to make placemats, coasters, napkin rings and other objects.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #79 Feb 1981 (v.7#7) pg. 47

"Country Christmas" decorations made from taffeta in Stewart plaid include a table runner, tablecloth, antimassacars, swags and stockings. Also includes instructions for a crazy-quilt placemat from corduroy and ribbon, and a star ornament made from plaid and gold lame craft ribbon.
CREATIVE IDEAS FOR LIVING Nov-Dec 1989 (v.20#6) pg. 28, 78

Placemat includes pockets, one for napkin and one for silverware.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Nov 1976 (v.7#2) pg. 29

How to make a floor-length tablecloth for a circular table.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1977 (v.8#5) pg. 60

How to make a darned net tablecloth that looks like Irish Lace.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1978 (v.9#5) pg. 56

How to make two ruffled table skirts (one long and a short topper) for a circular table.
FAMILY CIRCLE Mar 1 1978 (v.91#3) pg. 84, 162

How to make matching table cover and folding chair covers for a card table and chair set. Table cover is reversible, green on one side for playing cards, and a flowered print on the other side.
FAMILY CIRCLE Mar 27 1978 (v.91#4) pg. 46, 138

Tablecloth, placemats, and matching chair pads are made from bright print fabric.
FAMILY CIRCLE Mar 27 1978 (v.91#4) pg. 50, 140

How to sew a floor-length round tablecloth and square top cloth.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1978 (v.91#12) pg. 135, 152

Butterfly pattern chintz placemats and matching napkins
FAMILY CIRCLE Apr 24 1979 (v.92#6) pg. 106, 144

How to sew a circular tablecloth and matching topper from a patterned sheet.
FAMILY CIRCLE Apr 24 1979 (v.92#6) pg. 107, 148

Projects with muslin that is folded and stitched in rows. Instructions for cafe curtains, tie-on chair cushion, lampshade, tablecloth, book covers, a picture frame and throw pillows.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 15 1979 (v.92#7) pg. 26

Quick and easy decorating with sheets. How to make instant curtains and a cover for a cocktail table or a pedestal.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 15 1979 (v.92#7) pg. 140

Insulated baking dish covers and matching placemats.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jun 26 1979 (v.92#9) pg. 74, 147

Sunday Morning "breakfast in bed" set includes a bed jacket, tray mat, napkin, bed throw, hanging bed pocket, and a folding wooden bed tray.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jun 26 1979 (v.92#9) pg. 74, 148

An assortment of things to make from dish towels. Includes a placemat and napkin set.
FAMILY CIRCLE Sep 18 1979 (v.92#13) pg. 32

Four fabric placemats to sew.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 1 1979 (v.92#15) pg. 94, 148

How to sew a ruffled overcloth and floor-length underskirt for a table.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 13 1980 (v.93#7) pg. 111, 146

Sewing ideas to create a cheery kitchen. Includes window borders and cafe curtains, chair covers, table runner and placemats.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 13 1980 (v.93#7) pg. 114, 168

Tip: Table linens made from sheets include a floor-length cloth, an over-cloth, quilted placemats, and napkins.
FAMILY CIRCLE Sep 16 1980 (v.93#13) pg. 82

Tip: Table runners and matching napkins with edges of contrasting bias hem facing.
FAMILY CIRCLE Sep 16 1980 (v.93#13) pg. 82

Placemats with napkin holders and silverware pockets sewn in place.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 1 1980 (v.93#15) pg. 69, 137

Matching plaid placemats and napkins to sew.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 18 1980 (v.93#16) pg. 124, 165

Luxuries for the table. (1) Linen and crochet tablecloth and six napkins. (2) Rainbow voile napkins. (3) Reversible daisy place mats. (4) Fringed napkins.
FAMILY CIRCLE Apr 6 1982 (v.95#5) pg. 90, 140

(1) Denim placemats have a pocket for napkin and silverware. (2) Placemats appliqued with vegetable designs. (3) Quilted buffet rolls (placemats with pockets).
FAMILY CIRCLE Jun 8 1982 (v.95#8) pg. 92, 151, 153

Twenty two projects to make from placemats. Includes several types of totes, storage bags, organizers, etc.
FAMILY CIRCLE Aug 10 1982 (v.95#11) pg. 92, 138

Victorian tabletop cloth with swags for oval or round table. Matching window swags also illustrated. Box-pleated underskirt completes the table dressing.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 16 1982 (v.95#16) pg. 110, 144, 146

Place mats shaped like colorful vegetables.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 25 1983 (v.96#15) pg. 93, 128

Quick and easy fabric Christmas gifts. Includes wine bottle cover, basket liner, pillow, towel, napkin, potholder, coaster, bibs, place mat, and apron.
FAMILY CIRCLE Dec 11 1984 (v.97#17) pg. 26

What you can do with dishtowels. Instructions for sewing a pinafore, placemats, a shirt, country-style tote, quilted tea cozy, smocked shoulder bag and a tailored vest.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Aug 1979 (v.189#2) pg. 130, 245

Country placemat and napkin set. Placemat looks like the bib of denim overalls with a bandanna napkin tucked into the center pocket.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1979 (v.189#5) pg. 171, 308

Button-off-a-napkin tree for the holiday table.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1979 (v.189#5) pg. 172, 308

How to sew a round skirted table cover.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Dec 1979 (v.189#6) pg. EC10 (286+)

Fifty pretty place mats to make. Instruction for 10 included with article. Others must be ordered.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING May 1982 (v.194#5) pg. 164, 240

Quick-sew placemats are shaped like tulips. Includes matching napkins.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1984 (v.199#5) pg. 184, 250

Dye a canvas table cover and floor cloth in a country-look pattern.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jun 1985 (v.200#6) pg. 128, 243

"Watermelon patch" placemats (11"x19") with matching napkins.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1985 (v.201#5) pg. 159, 310

Eleven theme placemats. (1) "Golden Anniversary" is crocheted in a traditional pineapple motif. (2) "Pool-Side Lunch" is a watermelon slice applique. (3) "Father's Day" is shaped like a mallard duck. (4) "Engagement Party" has appliqued bow knot. (5) "4th of July" has appliqued stars and stripes. (6) "After the Concert" has appliques of musical notes and a treble clef sign. (7) "Barn Dance" is in calico patchwork. (8) "Child's Tea Party" is edged with appliqued paper-doll-cutout shapes. (9) "Picnic in the Meadow" is made from two bandannas. (10) "Bon Voyage" has an gingham boat applique on a sea of blue, edged with ropelike braid. (11) "Bride's Luncheon" is trimmed with tiny ribbon bouquets.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING May 1986 (v.202#5) pg. 194, 220

Decorate with romantic lace. Includes instructions for (1) lace cafe curtains, (2) a bow-patterned pillow, (3) a tablecloth festooned with rosettes, (4) petit-fleur pillow and matching table skirt, and (5) scalloped floor-length curtains.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jan 1988 (v.206#1) pg. 82, 159

African-inspired dyed tablecloth.
HANDMADE #9 Summer 1983 (v.3#2) pg. 96, 85

Shamrock tablecloth sewn from cotton net.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Spring-Summer 1979 (v.9#2) pg. 54, 99

Gingham and calico reversible placemats and matching napkins.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Summer 1978 (v.23#2) pg. 90, 125

How to make still-life pictures, plaques and placemats from dried flowers and weeds, seeds and corncobs.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Fall 1978 (v.23#3) pg. 93

How to use colorful floral sheets to decorate a studio apartment.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Fall 1978 (v.23#3) pg. 142, 205

Lacy pillows and tablecloth stitched on net in white.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Winter 1978 (v.23#4) pg. 86, 135

Battenberg lace edges a linen tablecloth that looks like an heirloom.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Spring 1979 (v.24#1) pg. 76, 174

Oriental batik. General directions for batik and patterns for two fish designs and two abstracts. Includes instructions for making banner (pennant, flag), a tablecloth and napkins and pillows.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Summer 1979 (v.24#2) pg. 30, 112

Pattern for things to make from net darning (cotton yarn woven through mesh). Includes a table runner.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Winter 1979 (v.24#4) pg. 76, 26

Heart placemats trimmed with rickrack and lace flowers and coordinated place cards, napkins and napkin rings.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jan-Feb 1981 (v.26#1) pg. 96, 124

Elegant linen napkins, placemats and table runner trimmed with striped grosgrain ribbon.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jul-Aug 1981 (v.26#4) pg. 68, 151

How to batik a jungle print on a tablecloth border and on a curtain.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jul-Aug 1981 (v.26#4) pg. 107, 140

Winter scene to batik on placemats, with napkins dyed to match.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Sep-Oct 1981 (v.26#5) pg. 110, 114

Cream-on-white "lace" luncheon cloth is made by working a design from soft cotton yarn onto a 54"-square piece of white darning net.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jan-Feb 1982 (v.27#1) pg. 102, 162

Delicate flowers, strewn over a cloth of palest peach, are worked in the pulled thread technique.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS May-Jun 1983 (v.28#3) pg. 38, 67

Ideas for making decorative placemats.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jun 1984 (v.29#3) pg. 58, 76, 104

Christmas decorations made from plastic canvas includes a placemat, wallhung key rack, angel tree decorations, and coasters.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Oct 1984 (v.29#5) pg. 74, 100

Two collars and a table runner are made from Battenberg lace.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Dec 1986 (v.31#6) pg. 64, 86

No-sew lace projects for the holidays. (1) Applique for a pullover sweater. (2) Lace collar. (3) Tasseled sachet. (4) Table runner. (5) Place mat. (6) Pillow in the shape of a Christmas tree.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Dec 1988 (v.33#8) pg. 32, 66

Net-darned Christmas table runner features a border of evergreens, houses and reindeer.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Dec 1989 (v.34#6) pg. 55, 94

Quick gift ideas for mom and dad on mother's day, father's day or birthday. (1) Place mat saying "We love you Dad (Mom)". (2) Decorating cloth slippers. (3) Small sewing kit.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jun 1990 (v.35#3) pg. 60

Photographic gifts include (1) Ornamental pictures framed in wooden curtain rod rings, (2) Personalized picture book, (3) Photo placemats.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1982 (v.46#2) pg. 92

Romantic table topper is made by joining four purchased lace hankies with bands of complementary lace trim between them.
NEEDLE & CRAFT Jun 1989 (v.12#3) pg. 16

Ordinary table and chairs are transformed with a floor-length tableskirt and contrasting table topper, skirted slipcovers for straight chairs, a quick-sew lampshade and coordinated napkins and fabric napkin rings.
NEEDLE & CRAFT Oct 1989 (v.12#5) pg. 48, 38, 39

How to make custom fitted tablecloths for rectangular, round, or oval tables.
NEEDLE & THREAD Nov-Dec 1983 (v.3#6) pg. 4

Make placemats in checked pattern or linette. Both utilize the "insertion" stitch as decoration.
NEEDLE & THREAD Mar-Apr 1984 (v.4#2) pg. 15, 45

Sew lacy tone-on-tone placemats.
NEEDLE & THREAD Mar-Apr 1984 (v.4#2) pg. 15, 46

Sew a reversible tablecloth featuring two different sides of the log cabin design as the trim.
NEEDLE & THREAD Sep-Oct 1984 (v.4#5) pg. 38, 48

Make placemat and napkin holder from towels decorated with a seminole pattern.
NEEDLE & THREAD Nov-Dec 1984 (v.4#6) pg. 20, 50

Make a nisa mat and coaster set of wool felt.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jan-Feb 1985 (v.5#1) pg. 18, 26, 47

Red and white reversible placemat made from eight heart shapes sewn together.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jan-Feb 1979 (v.2#1) pg. 37

Netted filet lace tablecloth. Measures 41"x51".
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jan-Feb 1980 (v.3#1) pg. 38, 51

Tips on turning discarded garments with lovely fabrics into napkins. How to make napkin rings from bits of metallic fabrics.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Mar-Apr 1980 (v.3#2) pg. 8

Sew a matching round tablecloth and rocking chair seat and back pad.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jan-Feb 1984 (v.7#1) pg. 15, 45

Make simple Christmas gifts using photographic snapshots. Includes greeting cards, photo memory box, photo montage table, photo planter, photo memo pad and photo place mat.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Dec 1978 (v.7#8) pg. 65

How to make attractive objects from coiled rope. Instructions for making placemats, candleholders and napkin rings.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1979 (v.152#5) pg. 76

How to make a large (84") circular table cloth from two king-size flat sheets.
SUNSET Nov 1981 (v.167#5) pg. 182

From tablecloth to terrific garment. How to turn vintage table linens into clothing.
THREADS #77 Jun-Jul 1998 pg. 56
Added Info THREADS #79 Oct-Nov 1998 pg. 6

Fifty placemats to make for under $1 each.
WOMAN'S DAY Jun 14 1978 (v.41#11) pg. 106, 170

Trousseau treasures to make. Includes crocheted garter, table linens, memory album, peignoir set, bed linens, guest towels, etc.
WOMAN'S DAY May 18 1982 (v.45#10) pg. 82, 102

Wall rack holds four sets of placemats. Particularly good when the placemats are of the "picture" variety and could be displayed between use.
WOODWORKER #1041 Aug 1980 (v.84) pg. 524

Santa and Christmas tree Yule napkin holders stitched from fabric scraps.
WORKBASKET Dec 1978 (v.44#3) pg. 47

Placemats with pockets for cutlery.
WORKBASKET May 1980 (v.45#7) pg. 32

Hairpin lace place mat can be expanded to become a table runner or tablecloth by adding more medallions.
WORKBASKET Aug 1983 (v.48#9) pg. 70

Denim placemats with calico on the reverse side are shaped like cut-off jeans. Pocket holds silverware and there is a loop for a napkin.
WORKBASKET Jun-Jul 1985 (v.50#8) pg. 62