It took us several sewing sessions, but we did finish our napkin project. This was the first official lesson (after 3 mini-projects) in Stitch by Stitch. After completing one napkin, we made the rest smaller, as the girls thought the specified measurements were just too big. The bonus is that we now had enough fabric for almost a dozen napkins (plus a few for the dolls, plus leftover cloth).
A cloth napkin may not need laundering after each meal, so it's useful to keep your own until it's soiled. Somewhere long ago (probably on a blog) I read about personalized napkin rings, which inspired our next creations: