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    Is there a standard size for tables at fairs? I want to make a cover for the table but need to know how big to make it!
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  • #2
    Sorry to dissapoint, but fairs tend to vary considerably. Market stalls tend to be 6ft wide but vary in depth from 3 -4 ft.
    I've come accross allsorts of table sizes.
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    • #3
      Swirly - I've been thinking exactly the same thing this week!!!

      I'm thinking 6foot by 3foot?!! But the thought is if the cover is too big then it can always be folded at a discret part or it can hang over the two sides and be sort of hidden...

      And then, what colour to go for....!!!

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      • #4
        I wish there was a standard size but I guess it depends on what is available to the organisers at each venue. I've even been given a large square table (with the offer of extra space on a smaller rectangular table, situated at the other end of the room!!)...I generally take a selection of covers so that I can adapt them to any size & situation.
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        • #5
          Hmmmm - I think I'll make an extra large rectangular one and then I can fold it up as needs be.
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          • #6
            i would have said generally they are 6ft, but one i always attend is 10ft and then the other week, the craft fair in Kettering was oval!!! i was like OMG - as i like my cloth to touch the floor and as you can imagine, this didnt - lol and at christmas i walked in to set up and it was a round table!!!
            so i now always make a point of asking size and shape of table when booking, so i have a mixture of cloths to take with me!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by deezkatz View Post
              so i now always make a point of asking size and shape of table when booking, so i have a mixture of cloths to take with me!
              Good point although I am embellishing mine (if I get chance) so it's going to be a bit of a pain to sort them all out!!
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              • #8
                The standard size is usually about 6ft but the widths differ a lot. Having said that I have had all manner of shapes and sized tables but the organiser generally tells you before hand.

                I have a huge rectangular cover that I have put my embelishment on. I have centralised it at the bottom of the cover and this way I always have equal amounts hanging either side of the logo (does this make sense).

                Cheers.

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                • #9
                  Standard size

                  The commonest size is 6ft by 2ft. That's the most popular size we've come across in halls and at other venues.

                  My cloth though, is 4 metres by 1.5. I would have liked it wider, about 2 metres or so, but didn't want to add an extra piece as I'm a bit lazy. The length can be tucked under table if need be, but I usually do a 'hospital corner' type fold and then pin the extra to the table round the back, which makes it look very neat and helps hide all manner of things under the table!

                  I have to say, I was well impressed with my stall at Exeter and my table cover was certainly eye-catching! Let's hope it has the same effect at Taunton tomorrow!

                  Jules

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                  • #10
                    And how did you do the lettering??!!

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                    • #11
                      Lettering

                      Originally posted by Tip Top View Post
                      And how did you do the lettering??!!
                      The letters are spotty fabric applied to a white felt backing with industrial strength Pellon (aussie bondaweb, get it from eBay) and then felt is stuck to the cloth with more Pellon.

                      Quick, easy and affective!

                      Jules
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                      • #12
                        You could always take a plain cloth in a large size to put underneath and then layer your embellished cloth of a smaller size over the top. That way your logo one is always the same and in the same place, no need for folding.
                        Amanda
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by colourart View Post
                          You could always take a plain cloth in a large size to put underneath and then layer your embellished cloth of a smaller size over the top. That way your logo one is always the same and in the same place, no need for folding.

                          Oooooh!
                          Good idea!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Apple Tree Crafts View Post
                            The letters are spotty fabric applied to a white felt backing with industrial strength Pellon (aussie bondaweb, get it from eBay) and then felt is stuck to the cloth with more Pellon.

                            Quick, easy and affective!

                            Jules
                            Ah, Bondaweb .... love it!

                            I was going to suggest doing the embellished cloth on top of a plain cloth, but you all beat me to it!
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by beadsbydesign View Post
                              Sorry to dissapoint, but fairs tend to vary considerably. Market stalls tend to be 6ft wide but vary in depth from 3 -4 ft.
                              I've come accross allsorts of table sizes.
                              .
                              I completely agree with you.Fairs do seem to vary now and then.Until you have an Idea as to what fair you are going to participate and the items you will be displaying for sale it would be a bit tough to guide you with an idea.

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