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Tablecloth Sizes

When shopping for new table linens, it is important to know the size of the table that you want to cover. Besides that, it could be difficult for you to choose the right one from the wide range of tablecloth sizes. Doing some research beforehand will ensure that can make an informed decision and find the ideal table linen to suit your requirements.
There are two things that you have to keep in mind when measuring a table to ensure that are buying a tablecloth with the right measurements. Of course, the tablecloth size is not the only thing that you have to consider. It’s equally important for you to know the amount of fabric that you should have hanging over each side of the table. Once you do this, the new tablecloth will help to give your living space the ideal look because it will fit the table perfectly.

Tablecloth Sizes

Tablecloth Sizes

How to measure the table

  1. You can start by measuring the width of the table. While doing this, you need to leave a total of 40mm or 1.75 inches (20mm or 0.79 inches on each side) so that there is an overhang on both sides of the table.
  2. Now, you can measure the length of the table. You can leave the amount for overhang as mentioned above to ensure that equal amount of fabric drops on each side.
Tablecloth Sizes

Tablecloth Sizes

Recommended tablecloth sizes

By taking certain things into consideration it will be easy for you to determine the right size tablecloth for your table. This includes deciding whether you want a formal or informal look for your table; the size and shape of dining table as well as how much fabric you want to hang over the edge of your table.
Bear in mind that the final look of the dining table will depend on your preferences, because the amount for overhang varies as fashions change all the time.
Now, when you are checking the recommended options for tablecloth sizes its best to select the size that will help you to create a balance. Note that the size for antique linens usually varies, but the modern tablecloths have standard sizes. To make this process easier, you can look online for the recommended sizes and then use this as a guideline to measure an existing tablecloth that fits perfectly.

Tablecloth Sizes

Tablecloth Sizes

In case you don’t have an existing tablecloth with the right fit, you need to improvise. You can put linen on the table and then use a measuring tape to extend the size to get the proportions that you want. Now, this will require you to visualize the look that you want in order to get the different measurements between the exiting tablecloth and the new one. If it’s difficult for you to visualize the desired look, you can tack a piece of cloth or paper on the edges to get the extension that you want.
Once you do all of this, you can choose the ideal linen from the range of tablecloth sizes.

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