I've always loved vintage linens and the fact is my sister doesn't even own an iron, so my job is to launder and press all the tablecloths and dish towels that she buys. Working full time at a day job means that my weekends can sometimes be swallowed up by chores I've put off for the antique booth.
In the end, after all that hard work I had three tablecloths that went to the booth and one on the website. Two others were cutters, with just too many holes to save. And the last two went back into soak again, I may lay them out in the sun, that can also work to remove some stains.
I know some Antique Dealers don't launder anything. Having freshly laundered items in our booth was a standard I decided on from the beginning, and I believe our customers do appreciate the hard work........Jolene