For months now, we have been wiping our mouths with these
Believe it or not these are just a few years old! But between kiddos and a few kitchen mishaps, they have seen better days.
I did some research and decided on a double-sided napkin: one side made of quilter's flannel (soft and absorbent for wiping your mouth, dark to hide stains) and the other side regular cotton print (for the aesthetic appeal of the napkin). I just have to point out that I am very utilitatian, so the fact that these napkins (literally) have an aesthetic side and functional side is quite a bit of progress in my homemaking. :)
The green napkins with multi-colored polka dots were originally meant to be the kids napkins but now they just seem out of place amidst the other prints since they are the same size as the other napkins. I might use these for a different purpose, like burp cloths or something.
This project took way longer than I expected (probably about 2 weeks worth of sewing for most afternoons) but I am happy with the result!