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Thread: Twin size quilt measurements?

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    Super Member Teddybear Lady's Avatar
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    Twin size quilt measurements?

    What is the standard measurements for a twin size quilt? How much do you let hang down on the sides? Just wondering. I'm making one for my cousin's 8 year old daughter and I'm just "winging it". (Not using a pattern).
    Thanks for any input.
    Debbie

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    Here's a good chart. If you subtract the suggested quilt size from the mattress size, the drop is about 7". This is about the length I usually use.
    http://fgqg.com/Quiltsizes.htm
    Unless it's a surprize, you might want to get the mattress dimensions from your cousin, see if she'd like a longer drop, more like a spread. Also, there are the extended twin mattresses that are a bit longer.
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    Thank you Paper Princess. I printed this chart for future reference.

    Debbie

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    keep in mind a lot of today's mattresses are thicker than they used to be. If you don't know the thickness of the mattress, you may want to make it a little bigger.

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    I like my twin sized quilts to be 65 inches long. That is what it takes to reach the bed skirt. I guess my mattress is one of the thicker ones, though I didn't think that, not really.

    Still, I like having the chart. It gives me a place to start at. Thanks.

    Dina

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    Thanks for posting this! It is very helpful!

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