We are still working our way through that pack of paper towels. I'm not sure if it was worthwhile because of its long-lastingness, or if it's a nuisance to have five rolls of paper towels stuck in a cabinet.
|A good use of a napkin if ever I|
saw one. Source.
Another advantage of cloth napkins is that you can get more than one use out of them before washing. Only brushed a few crumbs off your lips? Fold it back up and put it away your next meal. Obviously, this doesn't apply in houses where napkins are regularly used to soak up the spilled orange juice (although in that case, perhaps you should bypass the napkins altogether and skip straight to giving everyone a kitchen towel).
If you (like me) have extra fabric kicking around your house, or you think the prices for cloth napkins are outrageous, or you just like making things, Kim over at Feathers from My Nest has a delightful, and fairly easy, tutorial for making your own. I can't wait to dig out my favourite fabric and sew up a few, as soon as we finish with our mega-pack of paper towels.
Do you use cloth napkins? Do you like them? Bonus: Insert humourous mega-store tales here!