## What is the standard size of a table runner?

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36 to 108 inches long

The standard length for a table runner is 36 to 108 inches long. Often the length you choose will depend on the length of the table you want to use it on and how much you want it to hang off the end of the table, which can be as little as 2 inches to as much as 6 inches or even 12 inches.

## Can a table runner be the same length as the table?

While a runner can be shorter or the same length as the table, if the runner has tassels, it should be longer than the table so the tassels hang down instead of sitting atop the table. A runner may also be placed over a tablecloth. Select a runner the same length as the tablecloth so the edges of each line up.

**What size table runner do I need for a 72 inch table?**

Table Runner Size for 72 Inch Round. With 72 Inch Round table, the runner that you selected for the 6-foot size table will work. This means, even for 72 Inch Round, you can go with the 84-inch table runner.

### How long should a table runner be for an 8 foot table?

108 inch

If your table is 5 feet (60 inches) long, your table runner should be 72 to 80 inches long. The same principle applies for other sizes too. A 4 foot table should be paired with a 60 inch table runner or an 8 foot (96 inch) table should be paired with a 108 inch table runner.

### How long is a standard table?

Most rectangular tables are between 36″ and 40″ wide. A table that seats four should be about 48″ long. To seat four to six people, look for a table that is at least 60″ long. For six to eight guests, your table should be at least 78″ long.

**How long should table runners hang?**

For a table measuring 6ft in length, a full table runner should be a minimum of 84 inches long. This allows for an overhang of 6″ on each side. The width should be one-third of the width of the tabletop. Centerpiece runners should be one-third of the length and width of the table.

#### Does a table runner have to hang over the edge?

You can choose to let the table runner hang over the ends of the table or fit completely on the table, allowing a place setting at each end.

#### How long should the overhang be on a 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, the best choice is a tablecloth that has a 15-inch drop from the edge of the table to the bottom of the tablecloth.

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