Have you ever wondered what The Project Chick does on a Saturday night at 10:30?
She gets a wild hair to make cloth napkins.
That was she does.
I'd pinned the idea a while back and like most of the other things I
lust-over-for-a-second-and-then-forget on Pinterest it got pushed aside for other projects.
I also had the idea when Mr. K and I were at Crate and Barrel on Black Friday
and I saw what they were charging for something I knew I could do...
So I finally did it and I'm going to make more. Super easy.
I'm hoping we'll use them instead of so many paper towels.
Plus, using a cloth napkin is just plain fancy.
If you're a faithful follower, you may recognize this Civil War fabric from the quilt I made in my
Beginner's Quilting Class at Janet's Quilting Bee. I had enough left over to make 4 napkins.
I started with 12.5" squares.
Next time I'll make them bigger, though.
My clever napkin folds look a little silly on such a small napkin.
I cut the corners so I could miter them later.
Folded the edges down 1/4"(ish) and then folded the corners in.
The iron is your friend for this part.
I forgot to take a picture, but after that, I folded it down again and then sewed a continuous seam
around the edges. Next time I'll make them bigger and might try a double sided design.
In my line of work, I see a lot of unique napkin folds, but I kind of made this one up.
I also tried a fan design.
I had fun setting the table with our casual china. I don't believe I've ever shown it to y'all, but we still love it.
Maybe I'll bring that out once we have a bigger house. :)
I love our table settings. The flatware is Easton by Oneida.
And lastly, I just have to brag about our vegetables from our garden. The orange and pepper are store-bought, but everything else, we grew! Don't you just love that bowl?
It was a wedding gift from Elise, a good friend of mine from college who's got a
beautiful family of both 2 and 4-legged babies.
Thanks for humoring me by checking out my 10 pics of our old, hand-me-down dining room table.
One day we'll have a fancy one, but for now, I love the history of this one.