Oh boy! This one is good. I have been trolling the ethers of the internet for napkin patterns lately. I have my own way that I do it, but I wanted to find a really easy way to whip up a BIG stack of napkins after talking with a friend who wanted real fabric napkins at an event but couldn’t afford to buy them. So, I saw Anna Maria Horner talk about making a scarf at Quilt Market that just required trueing up some fabric, pulling off all the fibers that come away until you have about a 1/2 of fray. It was exactly what I was looking for. So, here’s what I did to make napkins:
1. You’ll need a generous half yard to make two napkins.
2. Snip the cut edge of the 1/2 yard and tear across to true up the edge, do the same for all sides.
3. Snip your your half yard a quarter inch at the center mark of the longest edge of the fabric and tear to make two fat quarters.
4. Unravel as much of the edge on all sides as possible by gently pulling the strings, allowing the fringe to remain.
5. Press the fabric and the fringe flat to make a nice fringey edge!
6. Voila!! You’ve got two cloth napkins.
Note: I found the fat quarters to be a touch wide, so you may want to trim them down a little bit and make your napkins a bit smaller.
Featured Fabric: Little Village by Kinkame