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Why is it so hard to find a tablecloth?

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ifIcouldreadmymind Wed 29-Mar-17 18:47:08

Now the DC are older we no longer need an oilcloth.
I've decided I'd like a pretty floral/ checked cotton cloth but it seems impossible. My table is quite big, would need one at least 250 cm long.

Sadly I have zilch skills with a sewing machine and JL, Cath Kidston, Emma Bridgewater and M&S have nothing suitable.
Is it oilcloth or nothing?

FadedRed Wed 29-Mar-17 18:49:33

Dunelm Mills.

butterfly990 Wed 29-Mar-17 19:00:24

Do you have a local sewing shop? I am sure if you asked nicely they would whip one up for you using fabric from their shop.

meshletterholder Wed 29-Mar-17 19:17:39

john lewis do cut to size, standard widths but lengths can be cut to requirements.

unfortunateevents Wed 29-Mar-17 19:19:59

Etsy. Loads of tablecloth-making people on there.

mrsmortis Wed 29-Mar-17 19:21:52

Do you have a local dressmaker/tailor who do alterations on clothes? If so buy a fabric that you like and get them to sew it for you.

Matilda1981 Wed 29-Mar-17 19:25:31

I second dunelm mill, it was the only place I could find a semi decent tablecloth!

JT05 Wed 29-Mar-17 19:30:49

Cotton bedsheets (new) make good large tablecloths.

mrsmortis Wed 29-Mar-17 19:32:43

Zara home have some that are 150x250. I especially like this one:
www.zarahome.com/gb/tableware/tablecloths-and-napkins/marine-plants-napkins-and-tablecloth-c1020031237p300047595.html

Ikea have some that are 240 long. Could that work?

NotMeNoNo Wed 29-Mar-17 19:52:55

La Redoute. The French have it!

SloanePeterson Wed 29-Mar-17 19:57:41

I know you said no oilcloth, but I just bought this from John Lewis, cut to size. It's a very very matte oilcloth, and doesn't look or feel obviously wipeable. It's so lovely, and I too am past the stage where wipeable is strictly a necessity.

ifIcouldreadmymind Thu 30-Mar-17 09:47:36

Thanks so much for the replies. I've ordered from Zara home.

user1471537877 Thu 30-Mar-17 10:41:50

T k maxx often have very nice tablecloths, I've also picked some up on eBay before now

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