French Tablecloths

French Tablecloth Sizes!

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French tablecloths come in a variety of sizes.  When they're born over in France their sizes are measured in centimeters (cm).  When they emigrate to the US their sizes get translated into inches. Our round tablecloths come in two sizes: 63" (160 cm) or 71" (180 cm) in diameter. Our rectangular tablecloths come in a range of standard sizes, as shown in the tables below. Note that not all tablecloths are available in all sizes. Click on the link below for detailed sizing and availability information. Sizing and Availability for Teflon Treated Jacquard Tablecloths   Sizes for 63" Wide French Tablecloths  Size...

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French Tablecloth in Action!

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We just received a nice picture and a note from one of our customers (Kim) showing one of our French tablecloths in action, and we thought we'd share it with you. This is our Esterel Safran rectangular tablecloth in coated cotton, 63" x 118", on a rectangular table with rounded corners.  Looks good! Bonjour Laurence,I took my new tablecloth out to our cottage today and it looks beautiful. I have attached a few photos to show you why I had to have that exact pattern. It matches my dishes so beautifully. And also, thank you so much for the nice...

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Teflon Treated vs Acrylic Coated Tablecloths

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We recently had a customer who wanted to return one of our tablecloths because she didn't believe it was really Teflon treated.  She thought we sent her an untreated tablecloth by mistake.  The reason she thought that was because the tablecloth felt so much like natural, untreated cotton.  So we decided it was high time to write a blog post about Teflon treated versus acrylic coated tablecloths. Teflon Treated TableclothsAll of our Jacquard tablecloths are treated with a teflon based fabric protection product that causes liquids to bead up and roll off of them, thus giving them some resistance to spills...

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PVC Free Tablecloths

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Back in January I wrote a blog post called French Oilcloth vs Coated Cotton Tablecloths.  In that article I told you that the vast majority of tablecloths that are marketed and sold as "oilcloth" are made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride), aka vinyl, and I alluded to the health and environmental hazards posed by PVC. Without getting into the details of the dangers of PVC in general or vinyl tablecloths in particular, I do want to make it clear that all of our tablecloths are 100% PVC free. Click here to see our PVC-free acrylic coated cotton tablecloths. For more information about the health and...

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French Tablecloth Family Tree

Posted by Laurence Bertone on

We sometimes get asked what kinds of French tablecloths we sell, so we decided to go ahead and blog it out there.  It's really pretty simple.  As you can see in the diagram, we have two broad categories of French tablecloths: Jacquard French tablecloths and Printed Cotton French tablecloths.  In a Jacquard French tablecloth the pattern is woven into the fabric.  All of our Jacquard French tablecloths are treated with a Teflon based product which protects them from spills and stains but allows them to retain the soft, warm feel of natural cotton and to drape elegantly over any table....

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