Being an environmental engineer in my other life, I have decided we needlartists are an environmentally sensitive group…
- Reduce – We only buy only what we need! (can’t even say that with a straight face!)
- Reuse – In a word – Quilts. (But we also tend reuse our favorite patterns time and time again!)
- Recycle – We have all used buttons from an old blouse on a new blouse! (..and have you ever seen a fabric garage sale!!!)
(If “buy only what we need” was true, there would be no Destashification Project.)
I am not a tree hugger – I live in Arizona, we have cactus – with thorns – that minimize any such hugging desires – but each year I do try to create something to do my part environmentally.
In 2011, it was the Destashification Market Bags. As they are washable, they are still in use!
In 2012, a purse was remade into a backpack.
In 2013 and 2014, beautiful and washable Huck Towels replaced all those disposable paper towels!
In 2015, we will be returning to cloth napkins.
Not very exciting, I know….
But, simple to make, add a touch of color to the dinner table – and as I am determined to master fancy napkin folding – they will be fun to use!
These napkins were sewn from cotton toweling. The cut ends were zig-zag stitched under to hem…and done!
These soft 100% cotton napkins are nothing like the harsh polyester cloth napkins in restaurants – and they will continue to soften with each washing!