Our moms are coming out from Oregon for Thanksgiving with me and The ManFlesh in Montana this year. His mom gave me her mom's china this summer and my maternal grandmother gave me her wedding china 14 or 15 years ago so we're going to mix them up for Thanksgiving Dinner with our moms. We're a cloth napkin household and I wanted us to have cloth napkins suitable for the occasion and the place settings.
A couple weeks ago I found this wonderful linen on sale at Jo-Ann and bought a yard with this project in mind.
I can not help being frugal most of the time, so I squeezed six ~14" napkins out of a yard. I kind of wished I'd thrown caution to the wind and had 20+" napkins, but now I got what I got
I used this GREAT tutorial for the mitered corners and I am IN LOVE with the result. It was fiddly and time consuming, but I think worth it for the result in this case. I'll probably be making more, because I just love linen and I love these miters.