Preparing for guests can be stressful on its own and setting a beautiful table should not add to the chaos. In order to make sure you have a crease-free tablecloth, follow these easy steps. You'll need to find a long (depending on the size of the linen) cardboard tube. (We like the sturdy type that comes inside nice wrapping paper or can be purchased here.)
- After you've laundered your tablecloth (follow these care instructions), lay out your dry linen on a table or clean floor.
- Gently fold the tablecloth so it becomes a long rectangle, the width of the cardboard tube.
- Roll the cloth around the tube.
- Secure the linen with clothespins or safety pins depending on the material. You can also just lay the linen-wrapped tube down or prop in a clean, dry area of your home.
*Don’t have a cardboard tube? No problem, just loosely fold and roll your cloth as if you did have one.
*Traveling with your linen for an event? Simply fold the linen as instructed above and roll it to fit in the suitcase or shipping container.