The most recent request came from my mother. "Could I make her a set of cloth napkins to go with this tablecloth she bought?" Apparently, the tablecloth did not come with matching napkins. The tablecloth is sage green floral on a cream background (background of photo below). I found some fabric in a matching sage green tone-on-tone in my stash, enough to make six napkins, so agreed to do it even though this is like asking Michelangelo to paint your garage.
To make the napkins, I used this self-binding napkin tutorial I found online. The green fabric is from a Robyn Pandolph collection from way back when she designed for Moda; the white lining is Kona snow. The napkins were super easy to make. You just have to follow the directions exactly, even when they seem a little odd. My corners came out perfectly. And all done on the machine, no hand sewing necessary.
A set of napkins would make a great gift and you could sew them up in an afternoon. Think Christmas; it is less than six months away.