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sexylovekitten
« on: August 16, 2009 05:04:39 PM »

So I have been wanting to try to move away from using paper towels.  We have a bad habit of using them for napkins at meals.  So I made some cloth napkins from leftover fabric from past projects that had a bit too much fabric to toss, but not enough to really do much with.  Then I needed something to store the napkins in on the table so I whipped up a little fabric basket/bin.

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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2009 05:38:14 PM »

very cute - great job and great idea.

a while back i made about 20 cloth napkins out of my scraps - love them. though they just get shoved into a drawer. what a great idea for the bucket to match! i'll have to do that too!
thanks for the idea. love it!
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2009 07:30:19 PM »

Very nice. I really need to make some for our house.  I keep meaning too, this brought the project back to my attention.  I love the idea of the cute basket to stash them in. 
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2009 09:14:46 PM »

This is a great idea for a housewarming!  Very cool!
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2009 01:18:01 PM »

Super cute!  Great idea.
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2009 07:40:29 AM »

Great reuse and good for the environment.  Good on you.
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2009 12:52:09 AM »

Oh, I'm so excited to make some of these. I went on a website and they told me to cut two pieces of fabric and do this weird folding thing. Can't I just cut a square and hem it, or no?
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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2009 06:16:11 PM »

Oh, I'm so excited to make some of these. I went on a website and they told me to cut two pieces of fabric and do this weird folding thing. Can't I just cut a square and hem it, or no?

Yes you can.

I think what your talking about in the tut you were reading was that they are folding it in half sewing and turning it right side out, this creates a two sided napkin.  It's a preferance thing.
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2009 08:11:51 PM »

I put a tutorial on my blog as well for how I made the basket and for the napkins I just cut a square and hemmed.  I prefer a single layer for my napkins. 
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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2009 07:33:02 AM »

These are awesome, and I love that pear fabric!
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« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2009 03:17:49 PM »

very cute idea for the napkin basket Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2009 04:59:48 PM »

great choice of fabric. I waste napkins every evening. will definitely do this. thanks!
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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2009 01:39:54 AM »

I like it!
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« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2009 12:41:58 AM »

::quickly adding napkins and basket to "to craft" list..::

I love the pear fabric! I've been eyeing it for some time, and I think napkins are the perfect medium for it!  Nice job!
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« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2009 05:36:24 AM »

I really love that pear fabric too. Great idea for the basket too, I might have to have a look at your tute. Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2009 09:45:04 PM »

You know, I've been thinking about doing this for a while, but I don't know... It seems like the napkins would get stained something awful. Would be perfect for wiping up water stains tho... I'm going to try this and see if it works... any tips Huh
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« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2009 03:22:28 AM »

I've found for stains that the Dreft spray (actually for baby clothes) works really well.  Otherwise, I just go with the fact that the napkins are going to get stained and when they get too stained, I move them to be used as rags for cleaning. 
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« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2009 12:48:58 PM »

what a clever idea to make a basket to put them in! What size did you make the napkins? I like a smaller size, but dh likes great big ones.
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« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2009 09:06:14 PM »

Like everyone else has said...I love the fabric! I used the yellow and black pear print for a bag, but haven't seen the blue and green. It would match perfect in my kitchen!
Your edge seam finishes look great!
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« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2009 04:05:41 PM »

I made my napkins 12X12.  so far no complaints from my husband on them not being big enough and he is maybe the pickiest man in the whole world  Cheesy
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