A few months ago I decided Stephen and I would start using cloth napkins. Did I decide this because I wanted an excuse to buy a bunch of cute fat quarter packs, or because I wanted to cut down on our waste paper? Does it really matter? I made us a big pile of napkins so we didn't have to worry about washing them every day. They are each about 16"x16" and made from one fat quarter each.
First I made this cute set of flowered napkins. They are sewn around the edges with a simple straight stitch.
I decided to buy this set of fabric since I wanted a few that were a little less girly for Stephen's benefit. Most of them are still pretty girly though...
A fun added touch for these is the decorative stitching I used! Neato!
Then I made these two double layered napkins. I love these ones the most. So cute!
I had this remnant of blue fabric with polka dot circles from Hobby Lobby, so I made a pair of napkins with it. They are also double layered, and used some semi-solid-colored pieces for the back.
I keep all our napkins in this cute basket. I found it at Ikea - it is the PERFECT size!
I don't know if your Michael's had these in their clearance bin, but my Michael's had a ton of cute more "traditional" printed fat quarters on sale for $.79 each. Nice! I bought a bunch of my favorites and made a set for my friends when they were having a house warming party. I did a cute scalloped stitch on the edges of these.
And then I undid them from their neat stack pictured above and turned them into this awesome gift bow instead! I LOVE how these napkins turned out.
In fact, I loved them so much that I went back to Michael's and bought a whole bunch more fat quarters for myself.
Maybe when I finally get around to "napkinizing" these, I'll whip up a little tutorial to show you how I made them. Sound fun? What do you think?