Determine your tablecloth size

To determine the tablecloth size of your cloth you need to know:

  • The dimensions of your table in both length and width.
  • How far down you want it to drop.
  • The most desired drop:
    • 8″-12″ to lap level
    • 29″-30″ to the floor

Once you have the length and width dimensions,  add the drop measurement twice to each dimension of your table top since the tablecloth has to hang over on both ends. The end measurements will be the tablecloth size.

Tablecloth Size Example  

Table width is 36″ and the length 60″, your desired drop is 12″
12″ (drop size) times two =24″
Add the width 36″ + 24″= 60″
Add the length 60″ + 24″= 84″

Check out these additional resources on our site to help you with your tablecloth order. You are also more than welcome to call us if you need help with tablecloth size.

Custom Tablecloth Sizes
Information regarding ordering custom tablecloth size.

Pattern Instructions
Gives specific instructions for creating a pattern for us on special shaped tablecloths.

Tablecloth Calculator
Tool for calculating your tablecloth size based on the dimensions of your standard shaped table.

Square Tables and Rectangles

A few things to remember, if a square or rectangular cloth, has a drop to the floor, you will need to choose the round the corners option when adding it to your shopping cart. Otherwise, the corners will drag on the floor.


When ordering an oval, our standard oval is shaped like a  racetrack.  If your oval is more “egg-shaped” and you need  the drop to be exact, you would need to send a full template  of the tabletop for us to use as a pattern. We do charge a one time $75.00 template fee. We will keep your template on file for future orders.

Custom Tablecloth size

Round Tables

When ordering a tablecloth size for your round table, there are two ways you can go. You can use the same formula as outlined above, but you can put a round or square tablecloth over it, or one of each. For a formal look, some customers buy a round tablecloth that fits to the floor, then they will put a square tablecloth over the round one. Sometimes it is referred to as a “Topper”. We would suggest a 4″ to 8″ drop on a standard height table so that the corners of the square tablecloth don’t hang down too far.