I bought a 60 inch round table. What size tablecloth should I put on it.
With a 24 inch leaf in it I guess the leaf in it, I would need a tablecloth for an 84 inch oval table. What size tablecloth should I put on it.
I guess what I need to know is how much drop should a table cloth have.
There is a 2nd leaf for the table but I doubt if I will be using it with both leaves in it - at least in the near future.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Love, Lu,
Rule of thumb is 10 to 12 inch drop on each side. Most times, have to get what is closest.
In very formal situations, a longer drop.
Personally, don't like a long drop. Too easy to get entangled.
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I got a real bargain on the mahogany table - at least to MY way of thinking. $300. With both leaves in, it will stretch to nine feet. Its hard to find an oval tablecloth. I'm sure its going to be virtually impossible to find one 156 inches long.
To create a tablecloth that is long enough. If you find one that is wide enough buy two. fold down the oval on opposite ends of the two and cut at the fold. Sew the two long pieces together with a flat decorative braid over the seam and stitched across the other end in the matching location.
Lu I have a huge collection (well a great number) of tablecloths and seriously I never give a thought to the length of the drop. Tablecloth only has to cover the table top! It is too difficult to limit oneself to a specific size, even though that might be the optimal choice.
I am actually in the midst of changing the tablecloth on my blue room table. Cloth I removed is embroidered and just fit the length while the sides were really too long. It also has a hole in the top so I'm not going to use it again because DGD said she wanted it!
I would focus more on the color and design.
I have a friend who made her tablecloths....she brought the yardage she needed, put lace around the ends and side on some and embroidered some and some where just hemmed.
What I think I'm going to do is this:
The table has no pads. I think I am going to buy white flannel backed vinyl and make a couple of tablecloths. I won't be able to find one wide enough so I will make the top as wide as possible than seam along the sides like a bedspread. OR maybe I will use a couple of sheets to make a basic tablecloth. Then when I set the table, I will use one of my beautiful madeira tablecloths as a topper which won't drop down the sides as far as it should but it will at least give the illusion of a lovely tablecloth with nice dishes and silver.
A friend of mine had a 60 inch round oak table. The pedestal split and had 7 leaves. It was the best table EVER. Allowed for food to be placed in the middle. It was wonderful. I have looked for a table like it for the past 25 years. You can imagine my JOY when I found this mahogany table for $300. The pedestal doesn't split. Its not going to look as good in my breakfast room as my mother's white wrought iron table but it will allow me to be able to seat more than 6 people at the same table. With the leaves inserted, it is 9 feet long and 60 inches across. I am just THRILLED!!!!This message has been edited. Last edited by: Love, Lu,
I think my dining table is 40 by 60 and the PERFECT CLOTH is 70 by 90 but . . . it's hard to find especially in the damask and lace tablecloths that I prefer. Often they're 60 inches wide and that doesn't make for as nice a drop as the 70 but . . . I like to buy vintage and although my table is "vintage" (20s,30s,40s) you'd think the tablecloths of that era would fit better. But they don't --
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