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Thread: bunk bed quilt size ?

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    Super Member Ditter43's Avatar
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    I was working on flannel quilts for my ggs's and now find out they have bunk beds. Would you make them the same size as for a freestanding twn bed?


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    I think the mattress size is the same but you will not want alot of drop since these tend to sit closer to the floor and the top drop invades the space on the lower bed

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    boys tend to wrap and ball in the covers so I doubt the overhand will matter that much. I made my nephews double bed size quilts for their bunk beds. They fold (wad) it up on the bed until they need to cover. The quilts are used for tents, forts, parachutes, flying carpets, slides...so it needs to be big.

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    Thats what I remember. We had the boys with us a few years ago and bought bunk beds then. I remember them being a real pain for this gg to make up.
    Thanks, Ditter

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    A lesser drop might be more convenient but what if they eventually want twin beds again. Might ask gg's and their mom what their opinions are!! Unless these are a surprise!!

    Another thought might be sleeping bags made with a quilted cover. When my son was little and wanted a loft bed we used a sleeping bag for his bed. I simply covered the mattress with a quilted fitted "sheet" and when he made his bed he just spread out the sleeping bag. No overhang and the quilted "sheet" if showed was attractive. Just an idea.

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    Make up a bunk bed? Now that is exercise! A fitted sheet and a cover tossed to the end is all it gets from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Make up a bunk bed? Now that is exercise! A fitted sheet and a cover tossed to the end is all it gets from me.
    LMBO that was me too!!! My kids were to heavy to try and move to get behind them. I believe life is too short to worry about beds perfectly made up... LOL

    I would make them a regular twin size...then as they get older they will work on regular twin beds too :wink:

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    never, ever make a kid's bed. roll up the quilt or blanket and push to the foot of the bed. punch the pillow a few times and voila! finished.

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    I'm making quilts for my boys and making them regular twin size. Everyone is right...they'll be scrunched up and the overhang can just be tucked in if it needs to look really neat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    never, ever make a kid's bed. roll up the quilt or blanket and push to the foot of the bed. punch the pillow a few times and voila! finished.
    i did better than that with my kids, i just shut their bedroom door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Make up a bunk bed? Now that is exercise! A fitted sheet and a cover tossed to the end is all it gets from me.
    When my boys were in bunk beds I requested that they "make the bed" before they left for school. The youngest had the top bunk and his solution was leave the bed as I made it, throw a sleeping bag on for sleeping and folded the bag at the foot of the bed in the morning. That was fine with me.

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    My son had bunks, I just use a twin size.

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    My boys have bunk beds and I made them both standard twin size quilts. Because the quilts are soft, it is easy to tuck the extra fabric under and it helps keep the bed "made" a little longer. I also figure they won't have bunk beds forever and these quilts will easily fit a standard twin size bed.

    Either way they will enjoy anything you make. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dojo36
    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    never, ever make a kid's bed. roll up the quilt or blanket and push to the foot of the bed. punch the pillow a few times and voila! finished.
    i did better than that with my kids, i just shut their bedroom door.
    Me Too!! Even now my DH and I only have sheets and a quilt on our bed. Its the easiest was to make it!

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    My sons had bunkbeds when they were little and shared a room. When they got their own rooms (new house), we took their bunkbeds apart and they were twin beds that could be used separately. I don't think there was any difference between the two. Maybe other beds are different.

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    Thank you ladies!!
    You just answered my question, I was going for twin size myself and just found out that my 2 grandsons want to take down their bunks and use as singles, I measured, and finished twin quilts are 75' x 98" for their beds. I found finished quilt measurements for all sizes on www.equilts.com
    Hope this helps.

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    My kids had twin size mattresses on their bunk beds.

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