I recall that my mother used to iron everything! I managed to dissuade her from ironing bath and tea towels
by explaining that ironing flat their fluffiness (hey! fluffiness! that's a nice word) caused a diminution
of capillary action and therefore ironed towels had a reduced capacity to soak up water.
I used a somewhat similar argument to stop her ironing bed linen, explaining that air is a very efficient
insulator against loss or heat and that when she ironed the air out of the fluffiness (there's that word again)
meant that the bed remained colder for longer. I have to say, though, that my REAL reason for getting her to
stop ironing was that in wintertime I hated jumping into ironed jocks that were ice-cold because her ironing
had de-aerated their fluffiness!