I have switched pretty much entirely to using cloth napkins at the table, and I love the look and feel (not to mention reusability) of using a substantial cloth napkin instead of a flimsy paper one. But I hesitated for a long time on making this shift, because I assumed I would be living with ultra-wrinkly napkins all the time. And ironing was an option reserved only for the most special of times. (Actually, I take that back — last Thanksgiving I sent them out to be cleaned. I truly hate ironing.)
But as long as I take them out of the dryer immediately and fold them smooth, my napkins are acceptably non-wrinkled, at least for my taste. It's a small tip, but it's the one that put me over the edge of using cloth napkins full-time!
Do you have any other good tips for making cloth napkins look better or last longer?
Related: David Lebovitz on French Napkins
(Images: Faith Durand)