Fine table linens – Most tables are built in standard sizes and shapes. Same goes for cloths. There are four basic forms. Square tablecloths are available in a traditional 52-by-52-inch size. This accommodates a standard square table with seating for four diners. Are other standard sizes are available, two most common rectangular size 52-by-70-inch and 60-by-84 inches. Round tablecloths are available in several sizes, with 70-inch and 90-inch diameter is most common.
When measuring a table for fine table linens, it is important to consider length of drop-down menu. “Release” is amount of fabric that hangs over edge of table. An 8-inch drop is considered minimum for a proper fit. A drop of 10 to 12 inches is considered normal. A floor-length drop is often used for formal affairs. This is 29-30 inches, standard height tables.
Also known as scarves, runner’s fine table linens have been used for centuries as a way to decorate a table. A runner can be used alone or with coordinated placemats. They are often used with a cloth to add a touch of color on formal occasions. Runners traditionally placed on length of a table, but thoroughly enjoyed property can be used to hide a leaf. Standard widths are 10 inches, 12 inches and 15 inches. Value Table runner lengths measures 54 inches, 72 inches, 90 inches, 108 inches and 120 inches.