Impress guests as you sit down to lunch at a pretty Easter Table. Woman's Weekly craft and home editor Esme Clemo reveals how to make appliqué egg napkins and a runner

Easter egg napkin and table runner

Jazz up your Easter table with these fantastic craft ideas.

Appliqué napkin

Finished size: 40 x 40cm

You will need

✤ 1m square lemon cotton
✤ 5 x 20cm rectangles of speckled turquoise, lavender and pink cotton
✤ Paper-backed fusible web
✤ White sewing thread
✤ Scissors
✤ Pencil

Fabric we used: Haberdashery materials and Michael Miller cotton in yellow, £11.99 per m, all Minerva Crafts; Dashwood Studios Flurry collection fabric in Turquoise, Candy and Lavender, £3 per fat quarter, Plush Addict. For fabric stockists details, see page 30

1. Cut four 46 x 46cm squares from the lemon yellow fabric. Turn the edges under by 1.5cm and then another 1.5cm to make a double hem. Topstitch 1cm from the edge to secure.

2. Photocopy the template by 60% and cut out the three egg shapes.

3. Trace around the templates on to the paper side of the fusible web. Cut around each egg, leaving a 1cm border.

4.Match the middle egg with the blue fabric and the two side eggs with the lavender and pink.

Using a hot iron on a non-steam setting, fuse the non-paper side of the web to the wrong side of the fabric. Cut out the fabric eggs following the pencil lines on the paper.

5. Peel off the paper backing and position the eggs in the corner of the napkin, then once you’re happy with the arrangement, use a hot iron to fix the eggs in place.

6. Blanket or zigzag stitch the raw edges of the appliqué design in white thread, starting with the two side eggs and finishing with the middle egg. Repeat until all four napkins have been appliquéd.

Appliqué Table Runner

Time to make: 2 hours

Finished size: 40 x 130cm

You will need

✤ 46 x 136cm rectangle of lemon cotton
✤ 10 x 25cm rectangles of speckled turquoise, lavender and pink cotton
✤ 40 x 130cm medium-weight sew-in interfacing
✤ Paper-backed fusible web
✤ White sewing thread
✤ Scissors
✤ Pencil

1. Turn the edges of the yellow cotton rectangle under by 1.5cm and then another 1.5cm to make a double hem. Place the interfacing under the hem edges. Topstitch 1cm from the edge to secure.

2. Photocopy the template by 150% and cut out the three egg shapes. Repeat steps 3 and 4 of the napkin instructions (left) to make the egg appliqué shapes.

3. Peel off the paper backing and position the eggs along both short ends of the table runner. Once you’re happy with the arrangement, use a hot iron to secure the eggs in place.

4. Blanket or zigzag stitch the raw edges of the appliqué design in white thread, starting with the two side eggs and finishing with the middle egg.