Need Help Sizing Your Tablecloths?

April 29, 2009
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Picking the right tablecloth color or pattern can be a daunting task. There seem to be so many options for someone looking to liven up their dining area. Do I want a bright and colorful look? Maybe something more muted and neutral? Making those decisions seems like a breeze for most people once they realize they have to choose the right tablecloth size. You don’t have to recall your high school geometry class to accurately size your tablecloths. Sizing your tablecloths is easy!

  • It’s important to know the size of your tabletops because that’s the biggest factor in accurately sizing your tablecloths.
  • Once you’ve got your tabletop measurements it’s time to decide how long you want the tablecloth “drop” to be. The drop is the length of tablecloth that’s going to hang over each side of your table. This can be tricky because everyone’s opinion differs but a safe drop length is between 8 and 12 inches on each side. If you’re going for a more formal look the drop length should increase to 29 inches, assuming your table height is a standard 30 inches.
  • It’s also a good idea to factor in a few more inches because some tablecloths have a tendency to shrink after they’re washed.


Table Sizes 12″ Drop 29″ Drop
24″R 48″R 84″R
30″R 54″R 90″R
36″R 60″R 96″R
48″R 72″R 108″R
60″R 84″R 120″R
72″R 96″R 132″R


Table Sizes 12″ Drop 29″ Drop
24″ X 24″SQ 48″ X 48″SQ 84″ X 84″SQ
30″ X 30″SQ 54″ X 54″SQ 90″ X 90″SQ
36″ X 36″SQ 60″ X 60″SQ 96″ X 96″SQ
48″ X 48″SQ 72″ X 72″SQ 108″ X 108″SQ
60″ X 60″SQ 84″ X 84″SQ 120″ X 120″SQ
72″ X 72″SQ 96″ X 96″SQ 132″ X 132″SQ


Table Sizes 12″ Drop 29″ Drop
6′ Banquet Table 60″ X 108″ 90″ X 132″
8′ Banquet Table 60″ X 120″ 90″ X 156″


Table Sizes 3 Sides Full Coverage
6′ Banquet Table 11′ 17′
8′ Banquet Table 13′ 21′
36″R N/A 10′
48″R N/A 13′
60″R N/A 16′
72″R N/A 19′

6 Responses to Need Help Sizing Your Tablecloths?

  1. Jenny Fusaro
    November 26, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    I have a dining room table which measures 60″ x 96″. Based on your above info, I think the tablecloth should measure 84″ x 120″. Is this the correct size and if so, where can I find this size? I’ve looked online and can’t find any.

  2. February 10, 2011 at 4:30 am

    Iam interested in an oblong tablecloth that measures 90″ X 156″. Can you please email me a price for this item. Thanks.
    Bob Habel

  3. Yomiris
    March 9, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    i’m interesting in an square table cloth that measure 3 36×36, 3 42×42 1 24×42 can you please left me know the prices

  4. deb
    December 7, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I have a oblong table that measures 46″w x 72″l what size table cloth could I get

    December 7, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I need a table cloth that measures 5′ by 7′ this includes the drop, do you have anything? Thanks Eugene Riotte

  6. Marsha
    January 29, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    My round kitchen table is 42 inches. What size tablecloth should I buy? Thank you, in advance, for your help.


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