advertisement

advertisement

No Thanks
Let
Keep In Touch With MarthaStewart.com

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Napkin Folding: Accordion Fold

Martha Stewart Living, November 2001

A napkin in an accordion fold, also known as a stemware fold, will become a full fantail for a turkey centerpiece. To use the napkin on its own, fold the pleats in half as shown, insert the bottom into a glass, and then fan out the top pleats.

When dinner is served, napkins should unfold easily, without snapping or jerking. If a napkin is particularly large, etiquette experts advise opening it only halfway so it will fit neatly across your lap.