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Paul Gardner

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How Many People Can Sit at a 6 Foot Table? If you have a 6 foot round table (72 inches), you can seat **8-10 people** at the table. If it is a 30 inch by 72 inch rectangular table, 6-8 seats will fit around the table, with 3 chairs on either side and 1 chair at either end.

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What size tablecloth do I need for a 72 rectangular table?

72" table These will require tablecloths that are **142" square and touching the floor**, two 132" round tablecloths touching the floor on two sides, or two 90"x132" banquet tablecloths overlapping until the linen touches the floor on all sides.

Do you put placemats on a tablecloth?

**Place your dinnerware settings directly on the tablecloth**. However, there is no set rule here, and some people use placemats on top of the cloth. ... Place delicately patterned placemats on solid-color tablecloths, and solid mats on patterned tablecloths.

What size tablecloth do I need for an 8 foot table?

What size tablecloth do I need for a 8 foot table? For a lap length tablecloth on a 8? banquet table you need a **60? x 120? linen**. For a floor length tablecloth, you need a 90? x 156? linen.

What is the point of a table runner?

Table runners provide **an extra layer of protection from heat, moisture and spills** while adding a "pulled together" look. Table Runners can also be placed over a coordinating tablecloth. This can add an extra layer and it may be a terrific choice when a person wants to add a specific theme to a decorated table.

Can you put a rectangle tablecloth on an oval table?

An oblong table, for instance, is a rectangle having length greater than width. ... A customer may use an **oblong tablecloth** on an oval-shaped table, but she should be advised that her tablecloth will "spire" in the corners with a longer drop towards the floor than on the sides; this is perfectly normal.

How many people can fit at an oval table?

Oval Dining Tables

A 60? oval dining table can seat up to **6 people** comfortably. A 97? oval dining table can seat up to 8 people comfortably. A 102? oval dining table can seat up to 8 people comfortably.

What is the difference between oblong and oval tablecloth?

An oval tablecloth has rounded edges and an **oblong tablecloth has squared off edges**. ... An oblong tablecloth is designed for a rectangular table with square corners and an oval tablecloth is designed for an egg shaped tabletop.

How do you measure an oblong table?

No matter what type of oval table you have, you will need to measure the width from the centre of the table as it will be the widest point. **Place your tape measure across the two longest points of your oval table** to determine your table length. We recommend a over hang of approximately 20-30cm (8-12?).

How long is a rectangle table that seats 8?

Rectangle dining table size for eight. Dining table sizes for eight can range from **72 to 96 inches long by 36 to 43 inches wide** (68ft x 3ft3'6?; 183244cm x 91110cm), with the lower measurements also a comfortable fit for six seats and the higher measurements suitable to squeeze 10 people.

What size is a half moon table?

**30 "Height x 48" diameter**.

How many can you seat at a 4 foot rectangular table?

tables can be used for seating, these sizes are typically used for other purposes (refreshment tables, gift tables, etc.). A 4 ft. banquet table can **comfortably seat 4 guests**, and a 6 ft. banquet table can comfortably sit 6.

How do I choose the right size tablecloth?

For casual events, tablecloths should have a **6- to 8-inch drop from the edge of the table to the bottom of the tablecloth**. For more formal events, tablecloths have a 15-inch drop from the edge of the table to the bottom of the tablecloth. The length of the cloth helps dress the table and set the tone for the meal.

How many can you seat at a 5 foot rectangular table?

If rectangular, and the table length is 5 feet: sits **4-6 comfortably**; if it's 5 feet round, up to 8 people comfortably; If rectangular, and the table length is 6 feet: sits 6-8 comfortably; if it's 6 feet round: up to 10 people comfortably (if you use banquet chairs, you can squeeze 12 people);

Can you use a tablecloth and a runner?

**A table runner can be used with or without a tablecloth**. Generally, when using a table runner with a tablecloth, you'd want to have one with a pattern and the other in a matching or complementing solid color.

What does a proper table setting look like?

A general rule of table setting is that **utensils are placed in the order of use from farthest from the dinner plate**, utensils that are used first, to closest to the plate, utensils being used last, in an "outside-in" order. A second rule is that forks go to the left of the plate while knives and spoons go to the right.

What size tablecloth for 6ft folding table?

For example a standard 6 foot banquet table is 72 inches x 30 inches with a 30 inch drop to the floor. For this example you will need 72 inches of fabric for the table top plus your desired drop. A standard banquet linen for a 6 foot table is **96 inches long x 60 inches wide** (8 foot banquet linen).

What size table cloth fits a folding table?

The standard tablecloth sizes and lengths for display tables are 4ft, 6ft, and 8ft, with 6ft being the most common for event and trade show table covers: **4 Foot** Table Covers fit folding tables with standard dimensions of 48" long, 24" wide, by 36" high.

Can you put a round tablecloth on a square table?

Tablecloths for square tables

A **square tablecloth** is easily the best option for a square table (since a rectangular cloth would be longer on two sides of the table and shorter on the others, and a round tablecloth wouldn't fit the table properly).

What are the standard sizes of tablecloths?

**Standard sizes for common round tablecloths:**

- 30 inch round table: Seats 2-3 People: 64 inch cloth (17 inch drop)
- 48 inch round table: Seats 6 People: 72 inch cloth (12 inch drop)
- 60 inch round table: Seats 8 People: 90 inch cloth (15 inch drop)
- 60 inch round table: 120 inch cloth (30 inch full drop)

What size is an oblong table?

OBLONG/OVAL -

A **72" X 90"** cloth will fit tables that are up to 56" X 74" oblong or round table. These tables will seat 6-8 people. A 72" X 108" cloth will fit tables that are up to 56" X 92" oblong or round table. These tables will seat 8-10 people.

What size tablecloth do I need for a 6 foot table?

The most common rectangular tables used in weddings and special events and the recommended table linen sizes are as follows: 6 ft or 72 inch rectangular tables - **90 inch x 132 inch rectangle** tablecloths or 6 ft rectangular spandex table covers.

How many inches should a tablecloth hang over?

For most purposes, an overhang or "drop length" of **at least 6 inches (15cm)** is appropriate. A shorter drop length may make the tablecloth look too small for the table. For more formal occasions or tables that do not have chairs stored under them, you may choose to have a drop length extending all the way to the ground.