How do you render image textures on cloth?

Can anyone give me a brief run down of how I should apply a tiled texture while using a cloth sim?

I was playing around with the cloth modifier on a plane today, and when I tried to texture it with a tiled image (not uv) the texture would not show up. It worked fine for a texture uv’ed to the object, but a tiled texture showed nothing.

Thanks for any help.

When you say that your texture doesn’t show up, is it in the 3D view or in the render?

DOH! figured it out. I had a subsurf modifier on before the cloth modifier, which apparently screws stuff up when applying an non uv image texture.
Does anyone know if this is documented? I don’t recall reading anything that said as much.