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Thread: Question on napkins?

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    Question on napkins?

    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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    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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    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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    What size is a good size for a napkin?
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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.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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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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    Oops, that would be serger. Auto correct is such a pain sometimes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bren View Post
    Oops, that would be serger. Auto correct is such a pain sometimes!
    I agree completely.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bren View Post
    Oops, that would be serger. Auto correct is such a pain sometimes!
    I agree totally.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    I can NEVER get grease out of anything poly
    blend.
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