Post # 1
I’m trying to DIY overlays that will sit on top of our table linens provided by the reception site. The overlay is not a little square overlay sitting in the middle of the table, but i want one that span the entire table top. I’d imagine a square of 70×70 inch will suffice for standard 60in round tables. Through my research though, most of the fabric comes in a width of 54-56 in? Do you know of any fabric store that sell wider width fabric?
Also, I researched etsy and some result shows that the standard overlays are 54×54 in for standard 60 in table? Won’t this look weird if the overlay doesn’t cover the entire table top? Am I missing something? Does anbody have any pictures of overlays used in their wedding?
I’m new to the sewing world, so any advice would be appreciated.
Post # 3
Look at home decor fabrics. They are wider width. I’m not sure if you’re wanting a sheer overlay. If you do, call around for shops that carry window sheer fabrics.
Post # 4
I’m so glad you posted this question! I wanted to make sheer overlays for a few of our tables, and I wasn’t entirely sure where to begin…
Post # 5
I’m not sure if this helps any…but I just returned from measuring the toppers at my venue since my mom and I want to DIY some that match a bit better. For a 60" round they were 72 x 72 (so basically the same size as most shower curtains if you need something to measure by). I’m sure they could be 70×70 and it not make a big difference. It’s fairly easy to find sheer fabrics that are this width since they are used for curtains….however I’m actually looking for a good deal on full size flat sheets since we’d like a solid color that isn’t sheer.
Post # 6
This tablecloth sizes calculator will help you choose the correct tablecloth size.
TABLECLOTH SIZES CALCULATOR
Post # 7
I got some great sheer fabric with a white damask print on clearance at a home decorating fabric place and made my own runners. I would check places like that in your area. Ask any interior designer and they will steer you to the right place 🙂