Posts Tagged ‘table linens’

Table Linen Care: Instructions That Will Make Your Linens Last Longer!

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Table linens are a must-have for any high class event. Whether you’re hosting a wedding reception, graduation party or a milestone birthday party, linens can take the décor and atmosphere to the next level. Quality linens will last a long time as long as they are properly cared for. Wholesale tablecloths are a great investment as they can be used for years to come. Make your event investment last even longer by getting more out of your fabric accessories!

Machine Washable Cloth Napkins

Linens you can wash at home
are much easier to maintain.

Always Follow the Manufacturer’s Instructions

Your table linens will include specific instructions recommended by the manufacturer. This will usually include a note about how to clean and care for your fabric products. Make sure you read this information entirely and follow it as specified. This is the best way to avoid faded colors, unraveled seams and other common cloth napkin issues.

Choose Durable Linens That Are Low Maintenance

If you plan to buy linens, make sure you choose a product that is low maintenance. Fabrics that are resistant to stains and wrinkling will be the easiest to care for. Also look for linens that do not require a third party cleaning service. Fabrics that can be washed right at home in your washing machine and dryer will make life much easier before and after each event!

Satin Cloth Napkins

Satin napkins look gorgeous
when clean and wrinkle-free!

Have a Stain-Removal Plan for your Linens

No matter how careful you or your guests are, it is going to happen. Eventually a stain will wind up on your beautiful table linens. The best way to deal with this problem is to have a plan in place before it happens so you can get the stain out quickly and effectively.

The plan will vary based on the type of material used to make your cloth napkins or tablecloths as well as what was spilled on them. If you’re removing red wine from satin, make sure you absorb as much as you can with a towel then soak in warm water. Oil and grease stains can be lifted using a sprinkling of baby powder. Stained polyester, on the other hand, could be cleaned with rubbing alcohol, dish soap and/or vinegar.

Tying Your Chair Sash 7 Ways

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Whether you favor traditional or innovative, frilly or functional, fun or elegant, there’s a way to tie your organza or satin chair sash that’s sure to seal the deal for your event! Here we offer a stew of 7 tying styles, with some spicy extra tips thrown into the pot.

1.  Square knot. The most basic and obvious option. Just place material centered where the guest’s back will rest, stand behind the chair and hold both ends evenly in your hands. Proceed to create a plain knot. But you don’t have to leave it plain. Consider inserting:

Accenting with a brooch can add interest to your chair sash.

  • A fresh or silk flower
  • A tassel
  • An ornament or jewel
  • A brooch or buckle

2.  Flip knot. Make a square knot, then hold both ends of trailing fabric in one hand, sliding them upwards UNDER your knot and then letting them droop over the top to cover it. Flatten the material so that it looks neat.

3.  Plain bow. Yep, just like you would tie your shoe.

4.  Rosette. To create this unique look, start by creating the square knot. Then begin twisting one end of the trailing fabric over the other repeatedly, making a single long cord until only 2-4” inches of both strands are left at the end. Now wind the cord around the knot in a flat circle until you come to the 2-4”, tucking the cord in and leaving those ends to hand from the “rose” like leaves.

5.  The X. If you prefer to avoid knots and bows, you can wrap your covered chair with the organza or satin sash, creating an “X” on the back and securing the ends at the edges of the chair by pinning on brooches or small flowers. Just make sure the pins are secure and not positioned where they could possibly jeopardize your guests!

If you have wooden instead of covered chairs, a couple more delightful options are available to you:

6.  Consider making the tie vertically instead of horizontally.

7.  Wind the sash around and around the post on one side, maypole-style, tying a small knot at the bottom of the rungs and leaving plenty of extra material trailing. Picture how pretty this would look with not one but TWO organza sashes, twirled together! (Bi-color would also work well for square or flip knots.)

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