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Thread: College dorm quilt size?

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    Junior Member PAMAR's Avatar
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    Question College dorm quilt size?

    What size quilt will fit a typical college dorm bed? Getting a head start on the quilt and college not selected yet.

    Thanks for your help.

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    My daughter's dorm has a twin bed..that seems to be the one we have seen all around..Some will have an extra long twin, so I would make it perhaps a little longer..I am not sure the exact extra length, but you can look at XL twin sheets to get an idea

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    a twin, I would think
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    Most college dorm beds are single XL which works out to about four extra inches long. However, there are exceptions and my daughter's bed was a double (full) XL which was impossible to find sheets to fit. We ended up buying queen sized sheets and tucking them in.
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    All the dorms we checked out when boys and dd were college hunting a few years ago had either twin or the long twin beds. The ones with long twin beds were in dorms that either were or had been guys athletic dorms. And yes one was at that time a girls dorm (athletic guys had gotten a new one).
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    Most dorms have XL twin beds which a comforter that measures 68 x 90 inches would work. If the beds are bunked,the ends might need to be tucked up under the mattress.

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    Mine had XL Twin so you might want to make that size zust in case

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    Twin size but make it about 6 inches longer.
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    XL Twin was the size when son #1 was a college freshman. Also known as a super single which is the size my my sister-in-law requested for her rig. 4-6 inches longer than a normal twin is also my recommendation.
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    XL Twin -- many colleges warn you of this so it might be on their web site. I would do 6" longer than a regular twin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    Mine had XL Twin so you might want to make that size zust in case
    I had that size in my dorm, too (back in the Stone Age... LOL!) & so did my DD. Better to make it larger & be safe.
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    Thanks, all. The twin XLs have it!

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    I made a quilt for my granddaughter and thought she would use it as a lap quilt. She used it on her bed. It was a little short but it didn't bother her at all. I think no matter what the size is they will love it because it remnds them of home. If I did it over I would have made it a little wider. They don't care about the length. Most have piles of pillows anyway. She used the risers so she could store things under the bed and the extra width would have covered all that.

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    Twin XL;and sheets for those beds only seem to be in the local Wal-Marts at the end of summer (seasonal, I suppose).
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    My grandson lives in the dorm. His bed is a long twin and they are raised so there is storage underneath. We made him a queen size and he loves it.

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    Most dorm beds have LONG twin beds per the returning students reports.

    Darker colors are preferred so anything that falls on the quilt [pizza crumb, popcorn. cola, coffee] won't show.

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    Twin or an extra long twin depending on the college.

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    I'd go with a twin and make it longer as to the height of the person. One of my nephews is 6'4" so he got a really long quilt
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    I wasn't quilting when my daughter was in college, but we bought quilts for her dorm beds, a white one and a blue and yellow one. She stained both permanently by dropping her highlighting pen on the bed. Many dorm rooms are so small, students spend lots of time on their bed studying, visiting with their friends, eating, etc. I would recommend busy prints in medium to dark colors for hiding stains.
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