This is my first year doing Thanksgiving dinner and I need some help!
I needed extra space for food so I bought 3 34" x 34" x 28" card tables. I want to push them together to make one long table. I'm having trouble figuring out what size tablecloth I would need. Does anyone know? Thanks in advance.
Nov 19, 2012, 04:33 PM
Are you going to push the 34" edge together so that they make a long skinny table or the 28" edge together? Which ever way you do it measure and add enough inches for a 6-9" drop and go from there. You may have a had time finding a tablecloth to fit either way, are you handy at cutting and sewing? you may want to go with a sheet and cut it to fit.
Nov 19, 2012, 04:53 PM
Those are 34" square tables, right?
Three put together gives 102" of length. A 120" cloth would give a 9" overhang on each end. But such a cloth is usually 70" wide, so you'd have a 18" overhang each side. That would look quite uneven with 9" drops on the ends. You might want to go with a 140" long cloth which would give a 19" drop on each end, making it look more even all around.
So... a 120" x 70" cloth would be adequate to cover. A 140" x 70" cloth would have a better appearance.
Oh... and edit to add... Welcome to the board, Rachel!This message has been edited. Last edited by: nettiejay,
Nov 19, 2012, 06:25 PM
lady of shallot
Rachel whatever you have or can improvise will look fine. You can layer or cut a sheet or something to fit or buy a length of fabric or use any number of things. Your guests will be so appreciative of your hosting (at least I hope so) that. You could also fold over a long table cloth (fold it so the edges of the width meet in the middle and then turn the cloth over)
Nov 19, 2012, 08:07 PM
Wow! Thank you so much for the responses!
Nov 19, 2012, 08:28 PM
You got some good advice. Whatever you chose to do will look fine. And you can be creative if you make your tablecloths out of fabric.
And welcome to the board and don't stress yourself out hosting your first Thanksgiving!