Tablecloths Buying Guide

Tablecloths on a holiday table are both pretty and purposeful: They add charm and beauty as they complement a table's setup, but they also protect the surface underneath. And depending on the type you favor, tablecloths can be versatile, too, for use at more occasions than just Christmas. Read on for more information about tablecloths.

Types of Tablecloths

Types of Tablecloths

The type of tablecloth you choose depends on the size of your table, although sometimes, with a little creative maneuvering, you can use one size of tablecloth for different-size surface. Generally tablecloths come in oval, round, rectangular, or square shapes. While not traditional tablecloths, table runners and place mats may also be used in place of a single surface cover. Tablecloths also differ based on fabric or other material. Here's a brief overview of what to look for to find your perfect tablecloth.

Oval or Round

These circular tablecloths generally begin at a size that fits tables of about 36 inches in diameter. Larger ones will cover tables up to about 130 inches long.

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$33.48

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Freckled Sage genuine Oilcloth Products
$25.95

This fun and festive tablecloth is perfect for the holidays. It's made of high quality genuine oilcloth, so it will last you throu...gh the years. Handmade in Philadelphia, of durable oilcloth, it makes holiday entertaining a breeze. Simply wipe clean, requires no laundering,. Not sure of size - simply measure across your table. read more

Freckled Sage genuine Oilcloth Products
$30.00

This fun and festive tablecloth is perfect for the holidays. Perfect for milk and cookies for Santa. It's made of high quality gen...uine oilcloth, so it will last you through the years. Handmade in Philadelphia, of durable oilcloth, it makes holiday entertaining a breeze. Simply wipe clean, requires no laundering. read more

Rectangular

Longer than they are wide, rectangular tablecloths fit tables from about 46 inches long to about 72 inches long. Several tablecloths can be overlapped to cover a table that is longer than the maximum available length.

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Saro
$58.99 $53.09

With a beautiful jacquard holiday design, this tablecloth will add a festive look to any space. Update your holiday decor with thi...s elegant tablecloth. Color options: Ivory Dimensions: 70 inches wide x 140 inches long Shape: Rectangular Materials:... read more

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CHI
$39.99

Entertain your friends and family in style with festive embroidered holiday table linens for the home. Rich, embroidered holiday c...olors including bright reds, warm golds and mistletoe greens adorn this collection of holiday table linens and coordinating sheer kitchen curtain tiers, creating a warm and inviting space for your special celebration. Each cloth table accessory features an elegant embroidered Poinsettia or Holly Berries design accented with a bold red border trim on an ivory ground. Enjoy these beautiful embroidered designs as you feast this holiday season. This holiday table linens collection offers a 4 pack of cloth placemats, fabric tablecloths to fit most table sizes, cloth table runners, cloth table toppers and coordinating kitchen curtain tiers window treatments. Tablecloth is available in 54 x 72 in., 70 in. round, 70 x 86 in., 70 x 104 in. and 70 x 120 in. This 36 in. square table topper is an easy way to draw attention to the center of any table. Get into the holiday spirit early with embroidered kitchen tiers. Kitchen curtain tiers include 2 (30x36) Tiers and 1 (60x36 in.) swag valance. Placemats measure 13 x 19 in. each. Table runner measures 14 x 72 in. Set of 4 fabric placemats, table runners, table toppers, round and rectangular table linens and kitchen tiers all sold separately. Easy to clean, machine washable polyester allows for a quick, no worry clean up. Machine wash cold on delicate cycle with mild detergent. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low, cool iron if needed. Imported. read more

Square

Square tablecloths typically begin about 25 inches and fit tables up to 40 inches.

Table Runner or Place Mats

Table runners can be found in a variety of lengths and widths; they are designed to extend down the length of a table and offer good spots for dishes or centerpieces. Place mats generally fit under a single table setting.

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$24.99

Our tree print is a vibrant mix of gold, orange and purple with a gentle watercolor effect on natural-toned cotton.

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Tablecloths and Runners -Crafted of cotton with blanket stitching on the ends and a solid red backing, our exclusive runner is pri...nted with pine branches, bows, acorns, snowflakes and more. Set a bright and colorful holiday table at an affordable price by layering with our coordinating napkins and placemats. Material: Cotton, Color:Multi. Also could be used foralpine branches table linen collection,runners,tablerunners,table runners,linens,textiles,table linens,table setting,table decor,tabletop linens,tabletop textiles,cotton runner,holiday runner,christmas runner. By Cost Plus World Market. read more

Sur La Table
$20.00

Set a spooky scene on any table with our fun felt runner. Perfect for parties, it’s a freakishly fun addition to your Halloween ...decorations. read more

Oriental Trading Company
$12.50

Get your space Halloween ready and dress up your table with this black and white table runner. Perfect for a Halloween party, the ...table runner can easily match the rest of your Halloween party supplies and dcor for a complete theme. Cotton. 12" x 70"... read more

Fabric

Many tablecloths are made of fabric, such as linen, cotton, or bamboo. The type of fabric will affect the care and durability of the tablecloth.

Faux Fabric

Some tablecloths are made of faux fabrics, such as vinyl, which may increase their durability but make them less attractive.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

A well-researched tablecloth purchase can last for years -- even decades -- and become a keepsake you give to other family members. To get the most use out of your holiday tablecloth, review several purchase considerations before buying. Those include price, which can vary widely; durability and care; and color and pattern. Use this short guide to tablecloth purchase considerations to get you started.

Price

The size of a tablecloth and material used to make it will affect price, as will the fabrication method. Tablecloths intended to last just a few years can be relatively inexpensive.

Durability and Care

If your tablecloth is washable, it may be able to withstand lots of mealtime gatherings better than one that needs to be dry-cleaned -- and it will be easier to take care of, too.

Color and Pattern

Tablecloths that are a single color may offer more flexibility for use at other times of the year than those that are specifically patterned for the holidays. But holiday-theme tablecloths may offer a distinctive backdrop for your festive tabletop.

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