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Who's picky about table linens?

Posted by franksmom_2010 (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 21, 10 at 23:10

So, I've spent part of the day washing and pressing everything for Thanksgiving. We have vintage damask tablecloths and napkins, which are just lovely, but a LOT of work.

I'd love to have easy care, wrinkle free tablecloths, but everything I've found is 100% polyester, and frankly, looks and feels a bit like a '70's pantsuit.

Does anyone know where I could find reasonably priced, no-iron, easy care, linens that don't have that look and feel that screams polyester?

We also entertain a few other times throughout the year, so I was thinking of just plain white or cream. Just something that could be used year-round without all of the fuss.

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RE: Who's picky about table linens?

Hi FM, I'm sure some of the ladies here can help you. I buy mine for the price and color. All of mine need at least lightly pressed to look real nice and flat.

I've used the nice dinner napkins when entertaining and no one seems to mind. I buy them at costco and always have them on hand. We will use these Thanksgiving for our evening meal.


RE: Who's picky about table linens?

Hi Punk! Nice to see you over here!

I think you're talking about paper napkins? I agree that for napkins, that's the way to go, and we'll be using those from now on, but the tablecloths?

We entertain, at the very least, for 4th of July, New Year's Eve, and Thanksgiving. Plus the occasional Mexican food night, birthdays, etc.

I was just poking around the internet, and saw good reviews on a Canopy brand cloth from Walmart. Anyone ever seen those in person?

RE: Who's picky about table linens?

I prefer 100% cotton or linen, but I understand the desire to have something with a little easier care. I recently bought a set of these polyester linens and I'm pretty happy with them. They have a little more shine than I like, but feel similar to a cotton sateen weave. They also have a nice folded hem rather than that serged edge you sometimes see on polyester cloths.

Here is a link that might be useful: Polyester Table Linens

RE: Who's picky about table linens?

I either use antiques or make my own from fabric yardage and trims. That being said, I was gifted a "Better Homes" table cloth from Walmart and it isn't bad at all :^)

Here is a link that might be useful: cloth and napkins

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