The Secret Behind Sferra’s Easy-Care Tablecloths

Some of our most popular table linens are the easy-care Orchard and Juliet collections from Sferra, and for good reason.

They feel so soft they are often mistaken for pure cotton and they don’t require ironing – perfect for the busy hostess.

We’re often asked about how they work. What’s so special about them that makes them easy-care?

We learned the answer from Sferra.

Both collections use ring-spun polyester yarns, which are stronger and more durable than the commonly used open end yarns.

Producing open end yarns is faster and less expensive, while producing ring-spun yarns is more expensive and takes up to five times longer. In the ring-spun process, the yarn is made by continuously twisting and thinning the strands. This twisting results in a stronger yarn with a significantly softer hand.

Ring-spun yarn gives our Orchard and Juliet tablecloths many good qualities:

  • They are more resistant to dirt
  • The colors stay rich and vibrant with no fading
  • They are twice as strong as tablecloths made from open-end yarns
  • They resist tearing and pilling, so they look beautiful for longer
  • They don’t wrinkle easily, so you don’t have to iron them

The ring-spun yarn also creates a lighter and softer tablecloth, with a more luxurious drape. Juliet is a great example – the tablecloths could easily be mistaken for cotton, they drape so beautifully.

Below is a close-up image of Juliet, with its elegant lattice pattern, stocked in Fern, Ivory, Ocean, Persimmon, Taupe (shown), and White:


Classic and Colorful Linen Damask Tablecloths from Linen Way

Last year, we visited St. Petersburg, Russia and we were awed by the magnificent art and architecture in this city.  It reminded us of Paris; the buildings share a similar Classical style, but the colors were much more vibrant and the designs more extravagantly ornate.

Our two favorite sights were the Hermitage, truly the most magnificent museum we’ve ever visited …
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Video: Watch How French Knot Table Linens are Hand Embroidered

Our popular Sferra French Knot table linens feature tiny white flowers that are intricately hand-embroidered using French knots. A French knot is an embroidery technique in which the yarn is knotted around itself like this:

French Knot Stitch

French Knot Stitch

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Streamline Holiday Entertaining With Coordinated Table Settings

These festive table settings from Kim Seybert are perfect for the time-strapped hostess. All of the mixing and matching has been done for you, so you don’t need to worry about coordinating items.

Just order the pieces you like from the collection, sit back and wait for them to arrive at your door. Set a beautiful, stress-free table, relax, and smile when your guests think you spent hours decorating.
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What Size Tablecloth Do I Need?

We’ve made this even simpler with our Tablecloth Finder, which does all the math for you!  Try it now.

We get asked this question all the time, so we’ve put together this really simple guide.

1) First, measure the length and width of your table.  If you have a round table, just measure all the way across the top.

For example, let’s say your table is 48 in x 106 in.
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