Pretty napkins can make a table. But napkin rings can be expensive and have to be stored. I have a couple of sets, but I rarely use them, because this napkin folding technique is so easy. It also adds a little height and three dimensional-ness (so not a word) to the table. I actually prefer it to the look of napkins in rings.
First a quick note: This technique is meant to be used with square napkins, but as you’ll see, I use it with rectangular napkins as well. The points don’t match up neatly, but the end result is pretty much the same.
Here’s the step-by-step:
And that’s it.
Please let me know if these instructions work for you. You can give them a try with any piece of fabric you have nearby. I even used them with a kleenex as I was typing out the instructions for this post.
And now it’s your turn: Do you like using cloth napkins? Do you place them under the silverware, on the plate, or in the glass when setting your table?