How to Fold Rectangular Tablecloths + Storage Tips

Rectangular tables are used as part of the food buffet area, as the dessert tables, and of course guest tables. And you can bet your bottom dollar that when it's time to set up dinner, they're going to be set up with a rectangle.

Rectangular tables are the perfect way to get your event set up, and help you make a statement. They're useful and suitable for any number of occasions. And since they're rectangular, it's easy to fit them into your space.

Why should I use rectangular tables and rectangular tablecloths in wedding receptions?


Rectangular tables are more suitable for formal occasions and larger gatherings. They are ideal for any type of gathering where you want everyone to be able to see one another and have plenty of space at their fingertips.


Also, rectangular tables can be pushed together so everyone sits together. They make it easier to seat large groups of people. And you don't have to worry about chairs getting knocked over or spilling over the sides—they are more stable and durable than round tables.

Rectangular tablecloths are a staple at wedding receptions because they easily fit well with any type of decor. They also serve a primary function,

What sizes do rectangular tablecloths come in?


Rectangular tablecloths come in a variety of sizes, and we're here to help you find the one that's perfect for your next event.

From 60"x102" to 90"x156", there's a size for everyone. Our smallest rectangular tablecloths are perfect for using as overlays will have square corners. Our largest ones can cover an entire floor-length coverage on 6ft and 8ft tables.

And because sometimes it just looks nicer to have rounded corners even if you use rectangular tables —we also offer oblong tablecloths. They'll help give your event a neater appearance when used as an overlay or tablecloth itself.

How do I fold rectangle table covers?

Storing large pieces of fabric such as tablecloths can be a challenge. But if you're starting from scratch and have no idea how long it will take to fold your rectangular tablecloths, here are some quick tips:

1. Hold up the two corners of the tablecloth lengthwise


2. Fold it in half, bringing both width sides of the tablecloth together


3. Fold in half two more times until you have created a long narrow tablecloth


4. Fold the tablecloth in half crosswise allowing making sure to line up the edges. This is the last step if your tablecloth will be hung on a hanger. 


5. Fold crosswise again or until the desired folding size is reached and now it’s time to store the tablecloth in a storage container.


If you want a step-by-step guide for folding tablecloths, you can also watch this YouTube video:

What is the best way to store tablecloths?

There are a million and one ways to store a tablecloth. But we're going to show you the easiest way possible. This will ensure that your tablecloth will look good on display or in your wedding linen storage.

Iron or steam your tablecloths according to their care instructions before folding. This prevents hard-on-set wrinkles and makes sure your tablecloths stay looking fresh and clean.

Wait until rectangular tablecloths have cooled off before folding. allows for adequate air circulation so they don't become musty or mildewed over time.

Avoid tight folds or overpacking containers to prevent even deeper creases—you don't want anything excessive in your storage area!

These simple but important folding and storing tablecloth tips are sure to come in handy!

You can also check these storing tips for all linen types including round tablecloths, chair covers table overlays, table runners, table napkins and more! 

If you are wondering how to fold round tablecloths, this tutorial on how to fold round tablecloth is all you need! Check it out.

Visit our Pinterest and Instagram pages for other wedding day inspirations, themes, and other wedding elements you can add to your next event.

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