Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday: Holiday Tablecloth


 
This is hands down the best and easiest way to iron your holiday tablecloth. So much easier than fighting with the ironing board and wrestling with all that fabric, trying to keep it unwrinkled and clean. Just follow these easy steps:
 
NOTE; THIS ONLY WORKS IF YOU HAVE A GOOD TABLE PAD IN PLACE. DO NOT DO THIS IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A HEAVY PAD!
 

1. Remove your tablecloth slightly damp from the dryer and place it on your table.
 

2. Plug your iron into an adjacent outlet and start ironing from the center out.
 

3. Within minutes your tablecloth will be perfectly smooth and free of wrinkles. I heard that Martha Stewart irons her tablecloth this way but that may just be a rumor. I think the results would pass her inspection!
 
Now go check out Rocks in My Dryer for more great tips!
 

8 comments:

Cascia said...

Looks good! I think that is how my mother irons her tablecloths.

JanMary said...

Great tip - found you through WFMW.

Shannon (muzbeecrazy.com) said...

Wow! What a beautiful table cloth! And so white! You are a very brave woman. If I put that on my table it would be stained within seconds!!

michelle said...

Iron the tablecloth? Can't I just fill it with dishes and food and be done :)

Carol said...

What? No more fighting my monstrous ironing board? And with my padded table protector underneath, I might not even scorch the table? This could actually work for me, too? Right on!

ilovemy5kids said...

That is a wonderful tip! I usually just throw mine in the dryer with a wet washrag. But, it never gets all the wrinkles out.

Thanks for the comment! Have a wonderful day!

grammy said...

I liked the idea for ironing and the list of ways to share a little joy. I enjoyed reading what I had missed while on vacation. Come see my vacation pictures. New York was cold and wet, but it is ZERO degrees here.

IRENE said...

Much needed advice> Why haven't I thought of that before? It makes perfect sense!You've made Martha blush!