The Fabric Maverick says...
November 25, 2008
Soon we will be surrounded by the smells of roasting turkey or ham, wonderful vegetables and mouth watering desserts. This is the time to remember the great planners of this feast- the moms.
This year I have been invited to my daughter's in-laws for Thanksgiving. I do not know them well so this leaves me wondering what a suitable hostess gift would be. Traditionally, a bottle of wine, flowers or a dessert might be appropriate. My daughter says that they do not care for wine or flowers and her cooking is better than mine. I am not sure about this last one. I have thought and thought about this problem and I have decided napkins are the way to go. I know someone is probably thinking dumb idea! Well, let's think about it. Cloth napkins add a touch of elegance to the table. It shows that you have gone the extra step for your guests comfort. Cloth napkins are recyclable. You can make them from many different fabrics. Linen is a classic for an elegant table. Do you want a touch of whimsy? Make your napkins from Christmas fabric. You can make them two-sided for a different look. When you make your own napkins, you can pick the size. I like large napkins. A 1 1/2 yard of fabric will make six napkins. Cut six 18'' squares. You may finish by serging or do a 1/4'' hem. Voila! You are done.
Napkins can be folded many different ways. Check out napkin folding.
Try doing that with a paper napkin. Bon Appetit! Happy Thanksgiving from Fabric. com.
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