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Cloth Napkin Bread Basket

Some holiday parties require every serving dish you own... and then some. Improvise a bread basket with a large rectangular cloth napkin or dish towel.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2010


The napkin should preferably be starched linen (the stiffer the fabric, the better it will hold its shape). 


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  • Dinner napkin


  1. Lay the fabric horizontally on a table.

  2. Fold the longer side up, slightly more than halfway.

  3. Fold the top half down in the same way, so the two edges overlap by an inch.

  4. Turn it over, and fold the shorter sides in to meet. For extra security, pin in place. Flip over again, and place rolls or a sliced loaf into the opening.

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