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Ironing Linen Tablecloths: Easy Tips for a Wrinkle-Free Finish

by Nikhil Sharma on Apr 11, 2024

Ironing Linen Tablecloths: Easy Tips for a Wrinkle-Free Finish

Ironing Linen Tablecloths: A Guide to Elegance and Care

Linen tablecloths are a timeless addition to any dining experience, elevating the ambiance with their natural beauty and sophistication. At Blue Flower Co., we offer an exquisite selection of linen tablecloths that are sure to impress your guests. However, to maintain their pristine appearance, ironing is an essential step in the care process.

Preparing Your Linen Tablecloth for Ironing

Before you begin ironing your linen tablecloth, it's crucial to ensure that it's clean and free from any stains or debris. If necessary, wash your tablecloth according to the care instructions provided. Once clean, lay your tablecloth flat on a suitable surface, such as an ironing board or a clean, heat-resistant table.

Choosing the Right Iron Settings

When ironing linen tablecloths, it's important to use the appropriate iron settings to avoid damaging the delicate fabric. Set your iron to a medium-high temperature, usually indicated by the "linen" setting on most irons. If your iron doesn't have a specific linen setting, aim for a temperature between 350°F and 400°F.

Ironing Techniques for Linen Tablecloths

Start by ironing the edges and hems of your linen tablecloth, as these areas tend to wrinkle more easily. Work your way inward, using long, smooth strokes to remove any creases or wrinkles. For stubborn wrinkles, apply a burst of steam from your iron, or lightly mist the area with water before ironing.

Linen Tablecloth with Botanical Embroidery in Beige

Our Linen Tablecloth with Botanical Embroidery in Beige showcases the beauty of linen with delicate embroidery. When ironing embroidered tablecloths, take extra care around the embroidered areas, using the tip of the iron to gently press the fabric without applying too much pressure.

Ironing Linen Table Runners and Placemats

In addition to tablecloths, Blue Flower Co. offers a range of linen table runners and placemats to complement your dining décor. When ironing these smaller items, follow the same techniques as you would for a tablecloth, focusing on the edges and working your way inward.

Linen Table Runner With Overlaid Lace in Brown

Our Linen Table Runner With Overlaid Lace in Brown adds a touch of elegance to any table setting. When ironing lace-adorned items, use a low temperature setting and place a thin cloth between the iron and the lace to protect the delicate fabric.

Ironing Linen Napkins

No dining experience is complete without a set of beautifully ironed linen napkins. At Blue Flower Co., we offer a variety of linen napkins, including our Colored Marrow 100% Linen Napkins in White Base and Linen Napkins With Multi-colored Polka Dots.

Colored Marrow 100% Linen Napkins in White Base

To iron linen napkins, fold them in half diagonally, aligning the corners. Press the folded edge, then open the napkin and iron the remaining sections. For a crisp, clean look, fold the napkin in half once more and give it a final press.

Ironing Linen Kitchen Towels

Linen isn't just for the dining room; it's also an excellent choice for the kitchen. Our linen kitchen towels are both functional and stylish, adding a touch of elegance to your daily tasks.

Linen Kitchen Towel in Beige

When ironing linen kitchen towels, start by folding the towel in half lengthwise, then iron the folded edge. Open the towel and iron the remaining sections, using smooth, even strokes. Fold the towel in thirds for easy storage and a polished appearance.

Ironing Linen Aprons

For those who love to cook and entertain, a linen apron is a must-have accessory. At Blue Flower Co., we offer a selection of stylish linen aprons, including our Embroidered Linen Apron and Linen Apron in Soft Pink.

Embroidered Linen Apron

To iron a linen apron, start by ironing the ties and straps, then work your way down the body of the apron. Pay special attention to the pockets and any embellishments, using the tip of the iron to press these areas gently.

Storing Your Ironed Linen Items

Once you've finished ironing your linen tablecloths, napkins, and other items, it's important to store them properly to maintain their pristine appearance. Fold your ironed linens neatly and store them in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture. Consider placing a sachet of lavender or cedar in your linen storage to keep your items fresh and fragrant.


Ironing your linen tablecloths and other dining essentials may seem like a daunting task, but with the right techniques and a bit of patience, you can achieve a flawless, wrinkle-free finish. At Blue Flower Co., we're dedicated to providing you with the highest quality linen products to elevate your dining experience. Browse our collections today and discover the beauty and versatility of linen for your home.

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