I found this link for making Christmas Tree napkins the other day, while I was browsing blogs. They seemed easy, and kind of cute, so I thought I'd try it out. After all, I have a bunch of Christmas fabric sitting around, and it needs to find a useful purpose in life.
So, after I finished my Quit for an Hour yesterday - which didn't take an hour, since I'm making a smaller version of the quilt - I pulled out my Christmas fabric. The "good stuff" needed washing, so I tossed it in the machine and decided to make up some samples with some of my less-favourite fabrics.
Now I have some cute Christmas-y napkins - my kids thought they were cute, anyway. And it didn't take very long at all. I only made 2 changes to the directions - I top-stitched around the outside, after turning the napkins. Because I don't slip-stitch if I can avoid it :) Plus I adjusted the fold lines a bit, to make a taller tree with broader stripes than on the original page.
I always like to give credit where due, but when I first posted this, I couldn't find the blog post that led me to the pattern link. Well, here it is.