I don't use paper towels or paper napkins in my house. Instead, I use of cloth napkins made from quilter's cotton. I made a set of eight five or six years ago and use them regularly. Unfortunately, I only have seven now because I think I accidentally threw one away and the remaining ones are starting to show their age.
I've had the these two prints in my stash for at least three or four years - maybe even longer.
I bought them with the intention of making napkins and even cut them out to size. Why it has taken me this long to finish the edges is a mystery. Anyway, they're done and I'm quite pleased!
Fabric & Notions
- 2 yards of 100% cotton (1 for each print)
- serger and thread
The napkins are ridiculously easy to make. Cut 18" squares and use a rolled hem to finish the edges. Done! One yard of 44"-wide fabric yields four napkins.
For the colorful print, I used a rainbow-colored variegated cotton thread. I love how it looks on the edges. For the dog print, I used some cream-colored serger thread.
This is a quick and easy project that can add spunk and a pop of color (or crazy) to any place setting. Give it a try!