Table linen sizing
Do the math, get the right fit.
To find the tablecloth drop (i.e., the length the tablecloth hangs down from the tabletop), subtract the table length from the linen length. Subtract the table width from the linen width. Finally, divide each of the differences by two.
For example, let’s start with the most common size table, a 72-inch by 30-inch rectangular banquet table.
The table width is 30 inches, and the table length is 72 inches. The tablecloth is a 70 inch by 120 inch rectangular piece.
Find your size in 3 easy steps…
Subtract 30 (table width) from 70 (tablecloth width) to get 40 inches wide.
Subtract 72 (table length) from 120 (tablecloth length) to get 48 inches long.
Now, separately divide the width result (40 inches) and the length result (48 inches) by two, resulting in a 20-inch width drop and a 24-inch length drop.
Similarly, subtract the table diameter from the linen diameter, and then divide by two.
For example, consider a 60-inch diameter round table and a 120-inch diameter round tablecloth. Subtract 60 (table diameter) from 120 (tablecloth diameter), then divide the result by two.
A 120 inch round tablecloth will cover a 60-inch round table and drop 30 inches down from the tabletop.