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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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