MEASUREMENTS - ALTAR CLOTHS

MEASUREMENTS - ALTAR CLOTHS

ALTAR CLOTH MEASUREMENTS

MEASURING THE ALTAR

(Diagram I)

The Mensa:- Length (L) & Width (W) of Altar Top

Plus:- The Altar Height

MEASURING for an ALTAR CLOTH RUNNER

 (Diagram II)

The Cloth Width:- this is usually the same as the width of the Mensa or may include a slight overhang front and back

The Cloth Length:- this is usually the length of the Mensa PLUS

2 x the drop required either side of the Altar.

Altars are usually 1 metre (40") in height so normally the drop (overhang at the side) is 25 -30 cm (10-12") at the side or else 5 - 10cm (2-4") off the ground hence a drop of 90-95cm (36"-38"). Whatever the choice for the drop/overhang the finished Altar Cloth Runner will be the Width (W) x Overall Length (OL) (The Altar length plus 2 x the drop)

MEASURING for an ALTAR CLOTH (Tablecloth style)

 (Diagram III)

The Cloth Width:- (OW=Overall Width) this is the width of the Mensa plus the total required drop/overhang front and back. (The drop/overhang front and back may not necessarily be same)

The Cloth Length:- (OL=Overall Length) this is the length of the Mensa PLUS

2 x the drop/overhang required either side of the Altar. (The drop/overhang at the sides will inevitably be the same either side)

Where a standard set-size Altar Cloth is required it is probably best to keep the overall overhang fairly equidistant with the longer overhang being at the sides.

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CONVERTING METRIC & BRITISH STANDARD MEASUREMENTS

With garments and other items increasingly being made and sold according to metric (centimetres) measurements here is a help to all of us who still think in British Standard 'inches'.

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