Just finished Row 8 and this cloth now measures 19.5 inches. I use a non woven cloth that I store it in, wrapped up, and the cloth is used to put on my lap or the table depending where I am working to keep the tatting clean.
Not quite halfway through and I have used two balls of 50gr Aida 10. I have been working off the ball for the past two rows, climbed out with a split chain and will continue on to the easy row 9. It looks ruffled but is actually laying flat. I will give it a spray and light press once then next row is completed.