Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Using Cloth Napkins

My family has used cloth napkins for years now. They are such a blessing! They save money, look nice and are great for the environment! Do you realize that when you go to a *nicer* restaurant, you are given cloth napkins! Treat yourself at home too! Not only will your meals seem more elegant but your wallet will thank you!

I am a huge fan of ticking fabric (I love gingham too)! Aren't these blue ticking cloth napkins just lovely?

Although they aren't ironed right now, I *do* enjoy ironing our cloth napkins. It's easy to do and it makes them look so nice (especially if we are having company).

Although you can easily sew your own, if you don't want to do that...definitely check out etsy! They have some super cute ones (although you may need to search around for a good price...some of them can be kinda pricey).

I like THESE red ticking ones...or THESE green ones!
THIS set of 12 pink vintage cloth napkins are a good price!
THIS set of cloth napkins are screened with the word "eat"! How fun!
Do you like the color yellow...or lemons, perhaps? If so, check out THESE cloth napkins!
I am loving THESE black and white gingham check napkins!

We reserve these napkins for meals. To clean up spills we have other rags to use (paper towels are used sometimes for the really gross messes that inevitably happen from time to time in a family's life). Any dish cloths or dish towels that have faded from use over time end up retiring to the rag pile. They get used to dust, wash floors, windows and walls and clean up messes. :)

Eco & budget friendly!
Do you use cloth? Why or why not?


  1. Katy love this post. We used to use cloth but somehow got away from using them. I used to love making my own and with placemats to match made a bunch of them one year for gifts. Blessings joann

  2. Yes, we do use cloth! And you are right. It's nice, cheap and elegant, in a way!

  3. We've never used cloth napkins. I buy the cheapest paper ones from the store. I tried cloth diapers for awhile, but had so many issues because of our washer and hard water here. I wonder if I'd have the same trouble with cloth napkins....
    They are sure cute!

  4. Hi Katy! Thank you so much for mentioning our napkins amongst all the other gorgeous sets here! I love your blog and all of the great tips you've shared; I'm so glad to have found it today! You've inspired me to clean out my refrigerator tonight!

  5. I just followed your link from your blog. Glad to know you're here.
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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  7. Katy, thank you so much for stopping by and visiting at my blog! I have always loved or iced...and some things just naturally call out to be paired with a cup of scones. :) However, I realize that not everyone enjoys it as much as I do.

    I am so glad that you stopped by...I've enjoyed coming here to visit with you and love the things I see! I will be back! :)

  8. I just made the switch to cloth for every day use (I have used pretty cloth napkins for company for years). LOVE it that we now are using them every day. Ticking fabric...I will have to look into that. :)

  9. We use cloth napkins almost exclusively. They are easy to find on sale, too. But the ones with "eat"..I'm drooling. But I can make them. Ha! ~Pamela