I love using cloth napkins! They just add a bit of charm and fun to the meals. Unlike paper napkins, these are reusable which saves me money and decreases waste. Even if multiple napkins are needed throughout the day they add so little to a load of laundry that they are still more economical and ecological than paper products. Plus, they're so cute!
I wanted enough napkins to have a clean one for everyone each morning to use for the day. For us, that means we needed at least fourteen napkins. Instead of going out and buying premade napkins I decided to make my own. I used Fat Quarters bundles of fabric, which I love for the many exciting patterns and colors. I could also have selected from the remnant section of the fabric department. Napkins require a 16 1/2 inch square piece of fabric, and so I found the Fat Quarters used for quilting to be the easiest. I just cut out the squares and then folded the endes 1/4 inch twice and ironed them down. Then, a quick zig zag stitch on the sewing machine around the border. Ta da! Cloth napkins to match my table setting!