I have white linen napkins what can I do with them?

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  • Pat Pat on Aug 20, 2017
    I have used napkins (not linen, however) as a runner square under my table centerpiece, I have used them as a valance over the curtain rod in my kitchen, I have used them for sofa pillow covers (either sew them or put a rubber band around each corner...depending how big your pillow form is).I tied a red napkin around my teddy bear for a bib for Christmas (does an 80 year old woman have a teddy bear?.....yes)and you can sew them end for end and use for a table runner. When you have company over for dinner....use them for napkins. They look elegant.
  • Peg Peg on Aug 20, 2017
    I had a set of linen napkins my grandmother gave me. I sewed lace around the edges and used them as doilys beneath my living room lamps.
  • Flo28686327 Flo28686327 on Aug 20, 2017
    Soak them in a soution of water and bleach
  • Bil8908369 Bil8908369 on Aug 20, 2017
    older napkins are usually pretty big, I use mine as dish towels. They are very absorbent and you can bleach out any stains
  • Mariann McWhinney Mariann McWhinney on Aug 20, 2017
    Embroidry

    Embroidey your initials in the center frame it. Hang in the dining room. Do some for older children and friends.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 20, 2017
    You could do any of the above or Collect up as many as you can and start a different Patchwork quilt - this time for you Duvet!
  • Vicky Davis Vicky Davis on Aug 20, 2017
    You can also dye them and use them still for napkins.
  • Emily Emily on Aug 20, 2017
    I collect linens (among other things) a simple idea I did once was to use napkins under the loose cushion on a hassock (foot stool, ottoman) to make a kind of skirt for the base. Now I use them on my table! You could make a bed skirt, a really puffy duvet (just sew two together and stuff with batting or feathers if you are lucky enough to have them!)
  • I have loads of them from my grandmothers and parents and I use them, nothing like a bit of everyday elegance. Love Pat's suggestions!
  • Karen Krysowaty Karen Krysowaty on Aug 20, 2017
    If you don't like white, dye them a color for special occasion use and I agree with Naomie good old fashioned elegance can come back
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 28, 2020

    Hi Sharon,

    Stitch them together using a flat tape to make a Tablecloth or Runner. Use as part of a Quilt. Make small cushions with family Initials on or maybe have the family Sign each one and Embroider their name.