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Thread: Finished sizes

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    Junior Member rubia's Avatar
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    In America, the "standard" sizes for blankets are as follows:

    Crib: 45 by 60 inches
    Twin: 66 by 90 inches
    Double: 80 by 90 inches
    Queen: 90 by 90 to 100 inches
    King: 108 by 90 to 100 inches


    Why are so many quilt patterns square or 60x75? How do you make them work with your bedding?

    I feel a bit dense asking this, but I want to be sure my quilt fits my bed! LOL

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    That's a question that has bothered me too. I never make one the size of the pattern since I have a Kingsize bed. I always have to get really creative to make one fit. When I read the dimensions on these patterns, I always think people must be "hanging" a lot of quilts. Those little sizes sure wouldn't work on a bed.

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    Good Question, I make as large or small as I want, seems batting that I'm looking at list different sizes,
    crib 50x60
    full 81 x 96
    Queen 90 X108
    King 120 X 120

    maybe their patterns are smaller for borders, seems like they would be closer to multiplying by 12,
    60x72, 72x84, 90x108 etc. this will be interesting to watch

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    And what about California King size beds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Cal Quilt Girl
    crib 50x60
    full 81 x 96
    Queen 90 X108
    King 120 X 120
    These are the sizes I was going off of too -- batting sizes. But a google search gave me the other sizes. What gives?? LOL

    Regardless, it seems that patterns are geared more towards square quilts or sizes which don't exactly match bed sizes, which is frustrating.

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    LOL... poor G have to wonder if it's toes or tush are cold at night. :)

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    There are many different sizes your quilt could be. The main difference would be the depth of your mattress itself.

    Say a standard queen size mattress is 60x80. No.w you need to add the depth of your mattress to both sides (my mattress is 15"), so I have to add 30+60= 90 and then say add on how much below the mattress line I want it to hang. Say 3", so now I also have to add 6"+ 90"= 96" for a total width of 96". Anything smaller would not fit my beds width.

    Then you need to remember to do the same for the length. So I already know my mattress is 80" so 80"+15"=95". Now that's fine if it goes flat on the bed with say pillow shams on top of it, but it you want it to go over your pillows you need to add say another 6"-8" (I'll use 6" here) to allow for the poof of the pillows, so now we're up to 101". Do you want to tuck it under your pillows add an additional amount of say 6-8". So now we're up to 107-109".

    I guess what I'm trying to say is one size doesn't fit all. :-D

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    I think what your referring to ,is pattern out of of magazines? that is pretty standard for them.
    alot of pattern you purchase, usually have the different sizes and the amount of fabric needed for them on the back of the pattern. Not all,but alot.

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    batting has to be larger than your quilt top to make up for the shrinkage that commonly occurs when you quilt your quilt, and gives you some lee-way if your quilt is not perfectly squared up. the basic measurements are of the top of the mattress, does not include a pillow tuck or overhang. if you want your quilts to fit your bed measure your bed, add the amount you would like for an overhang, and pillow tuck then adjust your patterns to fit your needs.

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    Also,many designer quilts are square for the design area. Doesn't mean we can't add a row down or across. However, some designs need to be symmetrical so sometimes you need to add 2 rows down or across. Clear as mud?

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