French Tablecloths Size Guide



How to determine the "drop" of you tablecloth:

The tablecloth drop is the length of the tablecloth that hangs off the sides.
In general, we advise planning for a drop of anywhere from 6" to 14" but it often comes down to personal taste. Sometimes it depends on the tablecloth itself - some have intricate corners and are designed to look very elegant with a longer drop. Have small children? Then you probably want a shorter drop.
On a smaller table a 6'' to 8" drop will look good, on a full size dining room table 10" to 14" drop is better.
Should your drop be even on all sides of your table? No, not necessarily...in fact it usually won't be the case. But it looks better if the tablecloth hangs down in a more symmetrical way along the length and the width of the table. The borders width on Jacquard tablecloths is around 12"- 14".
In the end, it comes down to what's right for you.

I know my table dimensions - what size tablecloth should I look for?

Calculate the tablecloth size you're looking for by taking the dimensions of your table and adding 2x the amount of drop you want on either side.
For example: if your table is 60" long and you want a drop of 10" then you will be looking for tablecloths that are close to 80".

I know the tablecloth dimensions - what tables will it work with?

Calculate the drop by taking the tablecloth size, subtracting the dimensions of the table, and divide the result by 2.
For example: Our recommended tablecloth for a 4- 6 person table measures 64"x80". If your table is 60" long, the drop will be 10". (80-60=20, divided by 2)

A word about Square Tablecloths...

Square tablecloths are very versatile...it has become very popular to use a square tablecloth on a round table, or even on a rectangular table at an angle.

Accounting for shrinkage of Jacquard Tablecloths

If you use a dryer to dry your tablecloths, you could lose as much as an inch or two to shrinkage. If you're in between two sizes, or in doubt, it's generally better to err on the larger side.

Not sure of the exact dimensions of your table?

Use the information below to see the tablecloth sizes we carry, common table sizes,  and our seating recommendations.
SIZE




63" x 78"
63" x 98"
63" x 118"
63" x 138"


71" x 118"


47" x 61"
61" x 78"
61" x 98"


63" x 63"
71" x 71"


round 71"
CASUAL 6" drop
fits table size




up to 51" x 66"
up to 51" x 86"
up to 51" x 106"
up to 51" x 126"


up to 59" x 106"


up to 35" x 49"
up to 49" x 66"
up to 49" x 86"


up to 51" x 51"
up to 59" x 59"


up to 59" round
ELEGANT 10" drop
fits table size



up to 43" x 58"
up to 43" x 78"
up to 43" x 98"
up to 43" x 118"


up to 51" x 98"


up to 27" x 41"
up to 41" x 58"
up to 41" x 78"


up to 43" x 43"
up to 51" x 51"


up to 51" round

4 - 6
6 - 8
10 - 12
14 - 16


12 - 14


4
4 - 6
6 - 8


4
4 - 8


6


6" drop casual setting
10" drop elegant setting

Jacquard
Square

Jacquard Rec.

Jacquard Rec.
large width

Coated Cotton
Rec.

Jacquard/
Coated Cotton
Round

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