Tartan Tablelinen

Bring a touch of Scotland to your dining table with our range of tartan tablelinen available from stock or made to order in over 500 tartans.

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Tartan Tableware Inspiration

To create an impressive table for dinner you cannot beat a striking tartan tablecloth and a set of tartan napkins, while tartan table runners are perfect for adding a touch of tartan. Available in a choice of over 500 tartans made to order.

How to use a table runner

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  • Place the table runner so that it hangs over the end of the table, usually with anywhere from 10–30cm equal overhang on both sides.
  • Alternatively you can use a short runner that is significantly shorter than the table and becomes a large tablemat.
  • Runners are most commonly placed placed lengthwise across a table, organising dishes and glasses in a clear area while protecting the table from the heat of serving dishes and spillages.
  • When laid lengthwise, the runner should take up a third of the table width. 
  • Runners can also be placed widthwise across the table in line with each chair, effectively acting as a placemat and creating a clear area for each diner.
  • Using both lengthwise and widthwise runners is overkill so should generally be avoided. 
  • Your runner should stand out from the table and as such should not be the same colour as the tablecloth. 

How to use napkins

  • Your napkins should normally match your other tablelinen e.g. table runners and place mats. 
  • Fabric napkins can be washed and reused so should be considered a more economical option in the long term.
  • Most napkins are between 30 x 30cm (normally for afternoon tea) and 60 x 60cm (for very formal occasions), with 45 x 45cm being the most multipurpose option. 

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