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Thread: Making Napkins

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    Junior Member Retiredandquilting's Avatar
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    Aug 2010
    Bloomfield, NY
    I have been making my own for years. After years of experimentation, I cut them 19 inches, and do a hem all the way around of 1/2" twice folded over. I love them generously sized. If you check out some of the high end stores, the napkins are all very generously sized. I use whatever cotton I have on hand. Hopes this helps.
    Sue In Bloomfield, NY

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    I love linen napkins. I also love vintage cotton napkins with embroidered corners.

    If I make napkins from quilting cotton, I plan on getting two across the width, so about 21 inches square.

    I do not feel that tossing a couple napkins in the wash (with another load) is adding much to my laundry.

    I know I am the odd one out, but I love ironing linen. I love the smell of hot linen and enjoying ironing. I worked at a B&B in the late 80's and took over all the ironing. Nobody else wanted to do it. I got to set up the iron in front of the window looking out over the water with t music playing. I ironed away, enjoying the view, smell and sounds. It was great.

    When napkins get stained, I use them for everyday use for family. I know they are 'clean'.

    I use small tea towels for picnic napkins.
    Attending University. I will graduate a year after my son and year before my daughter.

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    Super Member DOTTYMO's Avatar
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    I made mug mats for my friends shop.i even put a small binding on. They have lasted for 3 years being used 6 days a week every week except 2 weeks Christmas and bank holidays. I used cotton fabric and the only problem was fading with the frequent washing.
    my friend has made replacements mats and as using the bagging out method and the top stitched.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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