Measuring Guide for Tablecloths

Whether you’re having friends round for dinner or planning a casual get-together with a few friends, a tablecloth is the perfect backdrop for the occasion. As a primer for your table, it sets not only the mood but the tone of the meal as well.

If you find yourself shopping for tablecloths, it could be very confusing. You’ll find tablecloths in a range of colors, prints, styles, shapes, and tablecloth sizes.

We thought we’d help out potential customers and make the whole process pain-free. Keep reading for some tips on choosing a tablecloth and how to calculate the size of tablecloth you need.

What Are Standard Tablecloth Sizes?

As well as custom bedding, we also offer a range of made to measure table cloths. We are one of only a few companies that use extra wide width fabrics for our bespoke table cloths. A made to measure table cloth will be perfectly suited for your table, whether you’re holding a dinner party, anniversary, or some other kind of special celebration.

Made using pure linen or cotton damask, our custom size table cloths are natural, beautiful, and durable.

If, however, your table is a more standard size, you can use the following tablecloth size chart to help you order the perfect size for your cotton or linen damask tablecloth.

Rectangular Tablecloth Size Calculator

Table Length
Tablecloth Measurements
Table Length
62 to 72
Tablecloth Measurements
70 x 90
Table Length
80 to 92
Tablecloth Measurements
70 x 108
Table Length
96 to 110
Tablecloth Measurements
70 x 126
Table Length
110 to 126
Tablecloth Measurements
70 x 144


If you’re shopping for a round tablecloth, use the following tablecloth size guide:

Round Tablecloth Size Calculator

Round Table Measurements
Tablecloth Size
Round Table Measurements
42″ to 55″ Round
Tablecloth Size
70″ Round
Round Table Measurements
55″ to 70″ Round
Tablecloth Size
90″ Round



What Size Tablecloth Do I Need?

You should measure the entire width and length of your table, from end to end, regardless of whether your table is rectangular or square.

If you have a round table, measure the table’s diameter from one edge to the other, making sure you pass through the center.

The length a tablecloth hangs down below the edge of your table is known as the drop length. Ideally, it should be no further than the diners’ laps. However, more formal dining tablecloths have been known to reach all the way to the ground. This is also a good idea if you want to hide some particularly ugly table legs.

A good tip to help you visualize the drop length you prefer is to hold a piece of paper or fabric hanging down from the table’s edge. Place your chairs and other nearby furniture objects where they’ll be during the occasion.

When making your calculations, you don’t need to worry about shrinkage. Here at Custom Bedding, we make allowances for that. Shrinkage is to be expected with washed linen, but it’s usually no more than 2-5% upon initial washing and drying cycles. We allow for such shrinkage by cutting the fabric a little larger.

What size tablecloth for a 6ft table?

The total size of your tablecloth is 72” x 72” and the desired drop is 10”:

Total width: 72” + 10” + 10” = 92”

Total length: 72” + 10” + 10” = 92”

When you make your order, you simply enter the desired size of the tablecloth ”92” x 92”.

When we manufacture the tablecloth, we cut the fabric a little larger, by 2-5%, so that your tablecloth shrinks to the correct size upon first washing.

How to Measure Round Tablecloth Sizes

  • Follow these easy steps to calculate your round tablecloth sizes:
  • Step 1: Measure the diameter of the table (the length across the table).
  • Step 2: Decide what drop length you want.
  • Step 3: Take your desired amount of drop and multiply it by two (for each end of the tablecloth).
  • Step 4: Add that amount of drop (drop length x two) to the table's diameter.

What size tablecloth do I need for a 60-inch round table, for example?

If the table has a 60”diameter and you want a 10”drop, the circular tablecloth should measure 80” (60” diameter + 20” total drop).

Measuring for Oval, Square and Rectangular Tablecloth Sizes

If you’ve got a square, rectangular, oblong, or oval table, the following steps will help you calculate the correct sizes.

  • Step 1: Measure the length and width of your table.
  • Step 2: Decide what length of drop you require.
  • Step 3: Take your chosen length of drop and multiply it by two (for each end of the table)
  • Step 4: Add the amount of drop (drop length times two), to the length and width of the table.

What size tablecloth for an 8 foot table?

If the table is 96” square and you want a 12” drop, your tablecloth should measure 120” x 120”.

Online Price Calculator for Custom Tablecloth Sizes

To make things super easy for our customers, we’ve provided a unique way to order customized tablecloths. Simply fill in the desired measurements of your table and the online calculator will work out the tablecloth dimensions you need and give you a price.If you have any questions, take a look at our FAQs page. But if you’re ready to place an order, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. 

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