The above photo is a square doily which isn't seen all that often. It's 9 1/2 inches square. It's sitting on my night stand with my lamp on it. The dark wood really makes it look good.
The doilies look like a floppy mess when done knitting them. They have to be blocked very badly! I pin them dry to their finished size and then wet them with spray starch. When they're sopping wet, I let them air dry. Here's what they look like being blocked.
I use an old June Tailor Press and Cut. It's the perfect size and so easy to handle.