Question on napkins?

Old 02-16-2016, 11:25 AM
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Hi I am making some table runners and napkins for some of my family members.

my question, could I use a mixed blend of fabric for the napkins such as polyester/cotton mix... I have some of this fabric and would like to use it up, do you think it would work for napkins?
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Old 02-16-2016, 11:29 AM
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YES it would would just fine. I have used a poly/cotton blend
MANY times to make napkins, place mats, and table runners.

The main reason I chose to use that fabric was because it washed
beautifully, and didn't wrinkle.
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Old 02-16-2016, 11:43 AM
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I find the poly/cotton blend perfect for napkins. I buy them 6 dozen at a time. I used to get 100% cotton ones, but today's gals really don't have time to do the ironing that they require. I avoid the 100% polyester ones because they don't absorb liquids very readily. Some of them are really beautiful, but you need some cotton to absorb liquid. I also don't use fabric softener when I wash napkins. The softeners can also reduce the absorbancy of the fabric.
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Poly-cotton is fine for napkins, but remember that it frays more and may need a deeper hem.
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Old 02-16-2016, 11:33 PM
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What size is a good size for a napkin?
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Old 02-17-2016, 09:28 AM
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I notice a lot of the one in restaurants are a blend too. I make my napkins fat quarter sized. so I get 4 per yard.
please, show us what you're doing.
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I've made several sets using a cotton/poly blend and finishing with a rolled them on the server.
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:53 AM
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Oops, that would be serger. Auto correct is such a pain sometimes!
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Originally Posted by Bren View Post
Oops, that would be serger. Auto correct is such a pain sometimes!
I agree completely.
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