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Old 05-14-2009, 01:09 AM
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I am going to make some napkins for my table to help save paper purchases. I was wondering for those of you who make your own, do you treat them with any think like scotchguard to make them easier to clean?
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Maybe just try a darker color? I have red, a sage green, and a white background with the red and green plaid over it. I've never used any stain remover on them and they aren't stained at all - and that's with 4 kids ages 7 and under.
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I use white ones so that I can bleach them. I think it's easier to keep them clean that way. But I would think that the dark ones would be easier to clean than light ones- other than white.
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I found some for a little less than $1.00 each at Target and Penneys. They feel a little different than regular cotton fabric...they are a lot bigger than I thought they would be!
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I have a few cloth napkins that we use all the time but I don't do laundry enough to always have them clean. I have been thinking that I'm going to stock up on some more so I'm going to have to head over to Target and grab some for $1 Thanks for the info.
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I found 4 navy napkins today, for $1.00 It was at a thrift store here in town. They appear to be new. Probably just didn't match someones decor'. My kitchen is blue. I guess I will give these a try to see if we like the cloth ones....if nothing else, I can use them as a little luxury for my self, when I am sipping tea in the winter time, or having a cool peach tea in the summer and reading my book outside....
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I purchase dark colored fabric. I do have light colored ones that are stained horribly and I let the kids use those and hide those for guests LOL!!

However I don't use bleach or anything in my home so whatever natural stuff won't get out it's gonna stay!
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I found some more today at the thrift store...still in the orig. pk. 6 white and 4 blue and 4 red ( for holidays ) all for $1.50 yeah for me !!!!!!!!!!! I don't have to make my own now !!!
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That's great!

I look EVERYTIME I go to the thrift store!
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From now on, I will also.
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I know this is an old post, but I'm new and had a question. If I wanted to make my own, what kind of fabric would I use? 100% cotton? thin terry cloth?
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I am not very good at sewing at the moment. I watch for them at goodwill and grab them.To frugal if they match or not! lol
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I have used a cotton / polyester blend in the past with good results.

I've also used old bed sheets. You know, when the fitted sheet wears out, use the flat sheet.

** Separate flat sheet in twin size sell at our local Walmart for under $5.00, many colors, lots of fabric, super cheap. ;)
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I found a lot of napkins at some thrift stores. Looked like new. They are made of something different than I have at home (fabric wise) they don't stain at all. I got about 12 or 15, different colors of course all for $1.00, cheaper than making them, at least for me.
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I just buy the 16-18 count white washclothes from Wal-mart. I bleach them clean if needed, and when they get grubby looking they become cleaning clothes. I don't use paper goods. I DO have toilet paper but the napkins, paper towels, and tissues are ONLY in my storage for emergencies like no power.
Save your money. It is cheaper to buy the wash clothes. They are about $3 for the pack.
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