Tu-Na Quilts: Starting the New School Year Right with Breakfast and A New Apron

“Nothing says lovin’ like something from the oven.” Do you remember those words from the TV commercial for Pillsbury? O.K. that may date me but they just don’t make good commercials like that anymore.

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Choose fun fabrics for your aprons. This is one side.

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And this is the other side.

When my kids were in school, they were always excited for the first days of school. They’d put on their new clothes and come to the breakfast table. I wanted to start them out right, too, with a good breakfast. Even if it was just a bowl of hot or cold cereal, milk, fruit or juice, and maybe some toast. Sometimes, we’d have scrambled eggs, French toast, or pancakes. Usually the more labor intensive breakfasts were saved for the weekends. But I always donned an apron before cooking or baking.

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Aprons are easy to sew and there are a wide variety of patterns available.

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This pattern ties around the neck.

There’s something about wearing an apron that makes food preparation special. When I put on my apron, and looked at those hungry faces, I sent them a message of love because I was taking the time to make sure they were getting nourished before rushing out the door to meet the bus. 

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Potatoes and french fries anyone?

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The nice part of a reversible apron is that one side can be just as nice as the other.

You can choose any apron pattern you want. I’ve made many aprons through the years. The pattern for these aprons pictured here has become my “go to pattern.”  It’s reversible with a couple of pockets on each side and sews up quickly. Years ago, I took a class on making this apron at North Country Arts and Crafts Workshop near Bemidji, MN. I’m planning on writing a tutorial soon. Be sure to follow me (Bloglovin, WordPress, Email, Facebook) by subscribing with one of the ways on my sidebar so you don’t miss it. I bought quite a bit of that novelty food fabric and have made many for gifts, too. The aprons pictured here went to Germany to our exchange daughter’s family.

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Aprons last a long time but kids grow up way too fast. If you have children waiting for breakfast, grab an apron, whip up some breakfast, and enjoy this time with them.

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I have lots of fabric with fruit too.

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And when the kids have left for school or grown and moved away, you can celebrate and switch your apron to something a bit more fun.

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These fabrics have wine bottle and wine corks.

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Peanuts and beer anyone?

What I Learned Today:

  1. Time goes by much too fast.
  2. I have to remind myself that I need to make an apron for my mother-in-law. She’s been asking for one of these for years.
  3. I am exhausted after our 10 day trip around Minnesota. Buying fabric is hard work.

Question: Do you wear an apron? What do you fix for breakfast? Yes, I wear an apron every time I set foot in the kitchen. I feel naked without one. Breakfast now consists of granola, milk, and fruit.

If you are here for the Back to School Hop, Welcome! I just returned from a fantastic trip around Minnesota visiting 66 quilt shops and blogging as I went. You might like to read some of those posts. I still have to post a look at the loot yet. If you enjoy what you’re reading, please follow me by Bloglovin, WordPress, or Email. Links are on my sidebar.  I’m now also on Facebook and welcome you to like and follow Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats there, too.

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Thanks for stopping by and do come again.

Karen, Tu-Na Quilts

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9 thoughts on “Tu-Na Quilts: Starting the New School Year Right with Breakfast and A New Apron

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  3. karenfae

    LOL I should wear an apron but rarely ever do – I have one hanging in an area next to the kitchen that I can grab to put on and I do occasionally but usually forget – of course that is why I have so many ruined t-shirts with spots all over them. Yes I said I have ONE only – and it was bought recently 🙂


  4. kathy70

    Love the use of the food theme fabric for aprons. What a fun project. I am not an apron wearer, but I have daughters that do, I guess I have one more project on the “to do” list. 🙂


  5. Kathy h

    I have been enjoying the stories of your travels. I do wear an apron when baking. I should when cooking too but only wear them for baking. When the kids and grandkids help they all wear one too. It has become a family tradition. We have all sorts of fun fabrics. My favorite is the apron made of apron print fabric!


  6. piecefulwendy

    I have an apron that I occasionally remember to put on. We call it my “Bahama Mama” apron, although I’m not sure why. It has a beach theme and is a bit gaudy, so maybe that’s why. My daughter won’t let me take it out in public. Haha. Glad you are home and resting up. I’m so very sorry to have missed the opportunity to meet you.


  7. Carissa D

    Actually I usually don’t wear an apron but I liked what you said about the message it sends when you put one on!! Usually I get home from work and put my PJ’s on so I don’t ruin my clothes and it saves me time at the end of the day and makes getting into bed that much quicker 🙂
    Lovely post Karen, thanks.


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