I got busy tonight and sewed up a window topper for my kitchen. Since I had extra fabric, and had some other red fabric to use up, I also made napkins. If you can sew a straight line (or a sorta straight line) and wield an iron, you can make these pretty easily. Just cut your squares, iron over the seams (twice for a clean look) and stitch in place. Voila! Re-Usable Napkins! Almost like magic!
It's a great idea - if you sew, go through your stash and use up bits and pieces. Napkins don't have to match, after all, they're for cleaning up, right? Or pop on down the fabric store and pick up something fun and make a batch. A basket of these will mean you don't have to buy paper napkins. And if you just toss them into the wash with your towels, they don't take any extra energy to keep clean.
If you can't sew, consider investing in some cloth napkins - or ask a friend who sews to help you out.