How We Judged Tablecloths—And Our Top Picks

To find the best tablecloths for special occasions, we started by judging fabric quality. Thicker fabric with double stitched hems are in indication of quality.

For colors, we looked at vibrancy and (if printed), accuracy and contrast.

Finally, we also considered washability. Some tablecloths just wash better than others—little or no fading, no fraying of hems, etc. 

To find the best bets, we asked our parent readers for their favorites. Then we tried out several brands ourselves, inspecting tablecloths by hand for construction quality. We looked at both printed and plain versions, since we know there are fans of both varieties.

Here are the best bets:

Why Trust Us

We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. We do extensive research, evaluating products with an eye toward quality, ease of use and affordability. When we purchase a product for hands-on testing, we do so with our own money.

Here’s another key point: we don’t take money from the brands we review. No free samples, no sponsors, no “partnerships.” Our work is 100% reader-supported!