About 5 years ago I made cloth napkins. It was November and we were going to have 9 guests for Thanksgiving. There were 6 of us so I made 15 (hard to tell that math wasn't my best subject, huh?). I bought just a few yards of inexpensive fabric, no real predetermined thought on size. I chose several variations of a woven fabric, kind of homespun looking. I cut them into large squares, turned the edges under 1/4 inch and ironed, turned them again and ironed.
The girls and I kept that stack near us each evening as we watched holiday movies and stitched. At that time Audrey was just 9, Erin 11, and Hillary 17. We used a whip stitch in matching thread. These have been used daily for the past 5 years. The fact that we made so many for Thanksgiving means we always have clean ones.
I love looking at the stitches and trying to determine who did what. I think I might have an idea, but they really did do such a nice job that I'm not sure...