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Thread: question for size of a quilt

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    Junior Member crewsemj's Avatar
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    How big do any of you make a quilt for a twin size bed. I looked it up (63x87), cut the blocks and put them out on my queen size bed to arrange them and it just looks to big?

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    the twin mattress, itself, is approx 39x75. the size you are making allows about a 1 foot drop on the 3 sides. it's not too big at all.

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    you didn't figure in the seam allowances. You lose lots of inches across the laid out blocks. Ask me how I know? doing what you did-- 8^) oh, yeah, and the quilting will shrink it a bit too.

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    I usually go by what the person getting the quilt wants. My DH (when he was just my boyfriend/fiancee) had a twin bed, but he's also 6'4" and wanted something longer and wider for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycquilter
    you didn't figure in the seam allowances. You lose lots of inches across the laid out blocks. Ask me how I know? doing what you did-- 8^) oh, yeah, and the quilting will shrink it a bit too.
    You can look at a dozen quilt patterns for a twin and NONE of them will be the same size!! Sizes vary because of the actual size of the block and the width of the border(s). I made a quilt top for my best friend but when she put it on her queen size bed, she actually wanted a bedspread. So I added two more rows to make sure she was happy. I think it finally was closer to a size of a king. I would suggest piecing your blocks together because you can always change the widths of your border(s). GOOD LUCK !!

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    I have my blocks cut at 10 and 1/2 so it will be about 60x80. Thanks and I will go ahead and put them together this way. Thanks!!

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    i like mine to hang over the edge of the mattress enough to keep winter chills out. so the larger, the better.

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    A twin bed is about 72x90 the size I make my twin size quilts.

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