Know When To Hold ‘em, Know How to Fold ‘em

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Know When To Hold ‘em, Know How to Fold ‘em

By Cindy Edwards

The way a napkin is folded at a place setting helps to set the mood for any meal. A simple half fold laid crisply on a white plate and you’ll probably be dining on a contemporary meal. A napkin loose on a plate and probably a messy yet simple meal is ahead. But, a napkin folded on a plate like the one I’m going to show you below means the meal to come is going to be something special!

Step 1:

Fold napkin in half diagonally to create a triangle. Keep monogram at point.


Step 2:

Fold bottom corners of triangle up to create a square. The fold should cover the monogram.

Step 3:
Turn crease to back so that monogram is at the back. The front should be blank.

Step 4:
Fold up to create another triangle. Crease should be at front.

Step 5:
Fold right bottom corner across and tuck into left bottom corner.

Step 6:
Stand napkin up and fold sides down to hold in position. This will expose the monogram.

Let your napkin set the mood for your meal!

Properly yours,

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Reader Comments:


So good to see you again. Loved your show. See you soon I hope. Happy Holidays : )

By Lorraine Glover on December 24, 2013


Thanks, Cindy, I will use this today

By Shirley on December 15, 2011


I love this one!

By Ellen Bielan on September 30, 2011


Beautiful napkin and it looks very elegant the way you folded it! Thanks for sharing!

By Lisa on August 12, 2011


Wow! I'll have to try this beautiful fold soon. Thanks for another interesting piece that reminds us of Southern beauty.

By Viki on August 10, 2011


Great idea for napkins! I really like the pictures because I am a visual learner!

By Gina Phillips on August 07, 2011


Cindy, thank you so much for the instructions on how to fold this napkin. It makes a beautiful and inviting place setting.

By Joyce on August 06, 2011


Great information! Even I could follow those directions.

By Karen on August 05, 2011


Great info for those of us who aren't sure how to do this. Thanks for letting us know. Can't wait to try it out. Great job, Cindy.

By Sandra on August 05, 2011


This fold looks great with napkins that don't have monograms, too! Thanks!

By Laura on August 03, 2011


Cloth napkins are so beautiful and really dress-up the dinner table. Thanks for the great information. I'm going to start folding my napkins and using them more often. Your instrucions are very easy to follow. Anne

By Anne on August 02, 2011


my napkin just will not turn out like yours i hope that on your show you will show how to do fold the napkin for it to stand

By meme on July 31, 2011


love your down home cooking.

By Charlie Finton on July 30, 2011

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