Rectangular Tablecloth Sizing Widget
Need some help figuring out what a certain tablecloth size will look like on a certain table size? Check out our home-made, LinenTablecloth exclusive Tablecloth Drop Length widget.
It’s nifty and easy to use. Simply select the size of your table (or the size closest to yours), and then select the tablecloth that your eyes have been on. The final picture you see on the screen is exactly what it would look like in front of you. We even let you see what will happen if you pick a tablecloth that is too small or too big for your table.
We hope that the table linen sizing charts below will be a useful resource for you to determine the best choice for your table shape and size. For the purposes of the charts below, a standard banquet table height of 30 inches is assumed. Therefore, a drop of 30 inches would indicate a floor-length table linen drop.
Rectangular Table Linens (inches)
|Table W x L|
|30 x 48 (4 ft)||30 x 72 (6 ft)||30 x 96 (8 ft)|
|60 x 102||15 x 27||15 x 15||--|
|60 x 126||--||15 x 27||15 x 15|
|70 x 120||--||20 x 24||20 x 12|
|90 x 132||--||30 x 30||30 x 18|
|90 x 156||--||--||30 x 30|
Drop Side x Ends
Fuschia Highlight = Uniform or common tablecloth drop
-- = Tablecloth size is not recommended for table with a standard 30 inch height
To find the tablecloth drop (the length your tablecloth will hang down from the tabletop), you subtract the table length from the linen length and then subtract the table width from the linen width and then divide the differences by 2. For example, you have a standard 6 foot rectangular table, so the width is 30 inches and the length is 72 inches, and you have a 70x120 inch rectangular tablecloth. Subtract 30 from 70 to get 40 inches wide (70-30=40) and then subtract 72 from 120 to get 48 inches long (120-72=48). Now divide those numbers by 2, giving you a 20 inch drop on widthwise and a 24 inch drop lengthwise (40/2=20 and 48/2=24).
If you know what size table you have and length of a drop you want, you can find out the tablecloth size you need by multiplying the drop length by 2, then adding the table width and length (if you want a non-uniform drop, you will have to individually calculate the widthwise and lengthwise drop lengths). For example, you have an 8 foot table (30 inch by 96 inch) and want a 15 inch drop (halfway to the floor), you multiply 15 by 2 (15x2=30) then individually add the table width and length to get 60 inches wide by 126 inches long (30+30=60 and 30+96=126, respectively), which means you need a 60x126 rectangular tablecloth to get a uniform tablecloth drop of 15 inches.
Standard tablecloth sizes for rectangular tables:
- 6 foot rectangular banquet table: 60x102 tablecloth and 90x132 tablecloth
- 8 foot rectangular banquet table: 60x126 cloth and 90x156 tablecloth