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How long are table cloths?

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Most of you know that I am going for the "one long" reception dinner table. I can not get my linens thru the Hilton so I am looking at the cost to rent them vs. buy them. I am wondering...how long the table cloth should go down around the table? I know the table measures 3' wide by 6' long and i will be putting several of these together to make the arrangement that I have in mind. Should the table cloth go down the ground or only hang over a foot or 2 feet or what? I will also be using chairs with covers so I don't know if that makes a difference or not. Has anyone every made their own table cloths, table runners or chair bows? Seems pretty easy since it is just a big rectangle but I don't know if I am crazy to think this way.

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I'm planning to make my own tablerunners. I think I'm going to have them drop about 12 inches from the table top.

 

Here is some info on table cloth drops...

Casual or everyday tablecloths: the drop is 10-12†or about 1-2†above the chair seat.

Formal dining tablecloths: the drop is 16-24â€.

Floor-length tablecloths: the tablecloth reaches to within 1/2†of the floor (about 28-29â€).

 

If you want to research making your own tablecloths, check out this site..http://www.sewing.org/enthusiast/htm...blecloths.html

 

I personally wouldn't want to make tablecloths...I think the fabric might get expensive.....tablerunners are going to be a big enough PITA for me.

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Thanks for the tip on the size - I actually found a great site for table cloths that are priced well. It is near where my FI works so I called and paid for them and he is going to pick them up. Check out Linens

if you need these. I am paying $77 including tax to buy 7 black table clothes that measure 70" x 120". If anyone wants to buy these after 07/07/07 let me know. I don't think I will have any need for them after that!

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Thanks for the tip on the size - I actually found a great site for table cloths that are priced well. It is near where my FI works so I called and paid for them and he is going to pick them up. Check out Linens
if you need these. I am paying $77 including tax to buy 7 black table clothes that measure 70" x 120". If anyone wants to buy these after 07/07/07 let me know. I don't think I will have any need for them after that!

Yay!! You solved your problem....now you can focus on the next problem that comes up....I'm learning there is always something wedding related to think about.

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Yeah - that is my next thing to research and check off my list. Making a table runner doesn't seem too hard....we will see. I am going to use fushia/birght pink for mine. I will keep you post on how it turns out!

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shades of pink from burgundy to light pink. The fabric I bought has all of these shades in it and a little bit of gold. I just thought it would dress up the tables a bit.

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Thanks for the tip on the size - I actually found a great site for table cloths that are priced well. It is near where my FI works so I called and paid for them and he is going to pick them up. Check out Linens
if you need these. I am paying $77 including tax to buy 7 black table clothes that measure 70" x 120". If anyone wants to buy these after 07/07/07 let me know. I don't think I will have any need for them after that!
I picked these up today and they are perfect - just wanted to tell you ladies who might need to order table cloths so that you can get in on the great prices----it was cheaper for me to buy these than it would have been to rent them! I got black but they also have other colors. smile29.gif

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I know me and my crazy size questions but here goes another one....sorry....

my tables are 6' x 3' and I am going to put 6 together so that everyone can sit at one large table together:

 

1) how wide should my table runners be? I am making them myself and wasn't sure what the width should be in relationship to the 3' wide table width.

 

2) How wide are chair bows? I know they are generally 90-100" long but not sure how wide across the back of the chair they should be.

 

Let me know your thoughts and thanks in advance!

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