How to Fold Tablecloths

When it comes to organizing special events, simple details can have a big effect. Tablecloths serve as a versatile canvas in setting up your dining table. Whether it’s a formal dinner party or a casual gathering, the right tablecloth can raise the ambiance together seamlessly.

Taking proper care of your precious tablecloths is essential for maintaining their quality and appearance. While it may seem trivial, learning how to fold a tablecloth and proper storage of your tablecloths can help you avoid wrinkles and creases. This guide will teach you how to fold tablecloths to make them last a long time and keep them in pristine condition.

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Whether you opt for rectangular tablecloths or round tablecloths this guide will go over how to properly fold both options. 

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Satin 120" Round Tablecloth - Champagne

To learn how to fold a rectangular tablecloth for storage, follow this step-by-step guide:

  1. Hold up the tablecloths by two corners so they hang lengthwise in front of you.
  2. Fold the tablecloth bringing one side into the other, remember to only loosely fold the tablecloth to avoid creases.
  3. Continue to fold in half until you have created a long, narrow rectangle.
  4. Once you have a narrow rectangle, fold the tablecloth crosswise. From here you have the option to either fold it crosswise one more time or you can keep it as is if you plan to store it using a hanger.

To learn how to fold a round tablecloth, here is a simple guide:

  1. Place the tablecloth on a clean and flat surface. Fold crosswise, creating a semi-circle.
  2. Create a rectangle shape by bringing the round edge of the tablecloth to the flat edge. You may stop here if you’re planning to store the tablecloth using a hanger.
  3. If you’re not using a hanger, continue to fold the tablecloth lengthwise, to create a smaller rectangular shape.
  4. Continue folding the tablecloth lengthwise until you reach the desired size, depending on your storage space.

You may also browse our round tablecloth guide for more tips to help you out. This guide goes into more detail on how to fold round tablecloths to avoid wrinkles.

For those who want to learn how to fold fitted tablecloths, follow this step-by-step guide:

  1. Join the edges of the tablecloth together and flatten out on a clean surface.
  2. Pull out each flap and fold towards the center. Align the edges and pull the flaps back.
  3. Join the ends together and fold crosswise as many times as necessary to fit into your chosen storage bag or box.

For Visual Learners

If you prefer visual demonstrations, here are some helpful videos that showcase the step-by-step instructions for folding tablecloths.

For rectangular tablecloths, you may view this “How To Fold A Rectangular Tablecloth” video. For round tablecloths, this “How To Fold A Round Tablecloth” video guide can help you.

These videos offer clear demonstrations, making it easy to learn and master the proper tablecloth folding techniques.

Tablecloth Storage

Now that you have neatly folded the tablecloth, the next step to extending their shelf life is by properly storing them. Whether you choose to use hangers or storage bins, keep these tips in mind to ensure your tablecloths are properly preserved.

1. Clean and Dry

Before storage, make sure the tablecloths are clean and completely dry. Any moisture on the fabric can lead to mold growth during storage.

2. Avoid Sunlight and Moisture

Store tablecloths in a cool, dry place. Avoid storing in damp areas as this may lead to mold. Keep it away from direct sunlight. Exposure to sunlight can lead to the fabric fading over time.

3. Use Storage Boxes

Consider opting for fabric storage boxes to protect the tablecloths from dust and dirt while in storage.

How to Fold and Tuck Tablecloths for Neat Corners

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When using your tablecloths, you can fold and tuck your linens to make sure they fit your tables perfectly. This is a good way to get neat corners and a polished look. Here are some ways to properly fold and tuck your tables.

1. Boxed Tablecloths

Put your finger on the bottom left corner of your tablecloth and pull the opposite corner toward you. Put this along the edge. Flatten the tablecloth underneath to get rid of creases. Then fold the corner in half, back over on itself to get a neat and seamless look. 

2. Tuck the long edge inside

Get a double-sided tape and stick together the two hanging edges just a few inches below the corner of your table. This way, guests won't step on the long edges and get a polished look. 

3. Place your finger on the middle of one end of your table

Pull together the two corners of your tablecloth that hang to the floor. Bring it toward your finger and tie it into a loose knot. Then put it back down on the floor to get a neat flat look on the side of your tables. 

Get a Polished Tablecloths and Party in Style

Follow these simple steps on how to fold tablecloths for storage to keep your table linens wrinkle-free and ready for partying. Taking proper care of your party linens will help make sure you can keep them for longer.

When out of their storage, follow our simple fold-and-tuck instructions to get a neat and polished look for your party tables. Get the most out of your event linens by following these simple tips. Buy wholesale tablecloths to get the most out of wholesale prices. Create golden memories and party in style even when you’re on a budget with top folding tips. 

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