How to Measure for a Tablecloth - Easy Diagram

 

Measuring Square, Oblong, and Oval Tables:

Easy to follow steps:

  • Measure the length and width of the table
  • Decide what length of a drop you would like.
    The drop is the amount of fabric that hand down from the top of the table.
    Typical drop ranges are between 10 - 12" (inches)
  • Take your desired amount of drop and multiply it by two (for each end of the table)
  • Add that amount of drop (drop length x two) to the length and width of the table
     

Exampl ​e:

  • ​​If the table measures 42" wide x 62" long and you want a 12" drop.
  • The the oblong tablecloth should measure:

66 " (42" width + 24" total drop) x 86" (62" length + 24" total drop)


 

Measuring Circular Tables:

 

Easy to follow steps:

  • Measure the diameter of the table.
    (The length across the table)
  • Decide what length of a drop you would like.
    The drop is the amount of fabric that hand down from the top of the table.
    Typical drop ranges are between 10 - 12" (inches)
  • Take your desired amount of drop and multiply it by two (for each end of the table)
  • Add that amount of drop (drop length x two) to the diameter of the table

Exampl ​e:

  • ​​If the table has a 66" long diameter and you want a 12" drop.
  • The the circular tablecloth should measure:

90" (66" diameter + 24" total drop)