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Storing China

Martha Stewart Living Television

Q: I have several china place settings and serving pieces that I received for my wedding. What is the best way to store these items when they're not in use?

--Melissa Day, Stratford, Connecticut

Martha stores her china with felt rounds between the dishes to prevent scratches and wear. To make a felt round, trace the outline of a dish with a sewing pencil or tailor's chalk onto a piece of felt, and cut it out with pinking shears. Cover each dish with a felt round before you stack another one on top of it, and be sure not to stack dishes more than six high.

Comments (4)

  • janedoe9000 2 Feb, 2014

    The felt at Rose Brand is treated with Flame Retardant. I found some at this site which is a few dollars more but has not been treated.

  • janedoe9000 2 Feb, 2014

    If you don't want to watch the video - the felt is Rose Brand Felt - they're a theatrical supply place:

  • NWKelli 7 Jan, 2014

    The type of felt is mentioned in this video:

  • carriecase 6 Mar, 2009

    Has anyone tried this? does it matter what kind of felt you use?