So I've recently tried my hand at sewing and have managed to sew two fleece blankets without killing myself or setting my house on fire (which I, personally, would consider a rousing success ); I've been wanting to try my hand at sewing napkins and placemats next but I'm a little confused... what fabric should I be using for these? Obviously food and beverages (and grease and etc. etc. etc.) will be in contact with these particular items so I was told to avoid calico and obviously fleece is out but that leaves...what? Home decor fabric? Should I be looking for a particular type of fabric (like all cotton, for example)? Or is it okay to use calico if I do something to it? (Like laminate it? Hah, just kidding... I think).