I'm a little ashamed to admit that I just got around to making napkins to match these placemats that I made for my mother. I blame it on the fact that napkins are not particularly exciting. I really have no other excuse. They certainly weren't difficult or intimidating, and I had all the fabric that I needed.
Because the placemats have a linen blend fabric in the center, I used the same fabric for one side of my napkins. On the reverse, I used a couple of the prints from the placemats. I think they're great - heavy, yet soft; coordinating, but not too matchy-matchy.
I didn't do anything fancy - I cut 18"x18" pieces of fabric and sewed each piece of print fabric to a piece of linen, right sides together using about a 1/2" seam allowance. I left about a 4" space for turning, clipped corners and turned. I finished by topstitching around the edges, about 1/4" away from the edge.
Like I said - not very exciting, but beautiful and functional! After giving these to my mother, she and I took the kids on a bike ride and I managed to get a funny sunburn on my forehead (I should have been wearing a helmet), forearms and neck. Welcome, sun!