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    quilt sizes

    I know this is a dumb question. Where can I find the proper sizes for quilts, ie: twin, queen, king?
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    standard quilt sizes:
    twin 66"x89"
    double 81"x89"
    queen 88"x94"
    king 104"94
    california king 100"98

    sometimes people like them wider=for more of an overhang
    sometimes a bit longer
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    Whenever I've google'd this, I've found multiple answers. I think it comes down to taste and how much you want to hang over the edges.

    Cheers, K

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    standard quilt sizes:
    twin 66"x89"
    double 81"x89"
    queen 88"x94"
    king 104"94
    california king 100"98

    sometimes people like them wider=for more of an overhang
    sometimes a bit longer
    Thank YOU so much. A friend asked me just now so we looked through some of my books with no luck. I told her..."I bet I can get the answer in 5 minutes." so I posted here. YOU came through for me. Thanks again
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    Quote Originally Posted by CorgiNole View Post
    Whenever I've google'd this, I've found multiple answers. I think it comes down to taste and how much you want to hang over the edges.

    Cheers, K
    LOL we're searching sites looking at fabrics. I didn't even think to google it. I came straight here and asked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CorgiNole View Post
    Whenever I've google'd this, I've found multiple answers. I think it comes down to taste and how much you want to hang over the edges.

    Cheers, K
    yes, it does come down to 'quilters choice'
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    If it is for a specific bed, figure out how much of a drop is needed (2 of my beds are close to the ground and have no box springs since they are sleep comfort on platforms and one is very high so I want more drop for the high one than the short ones).
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    All beds are not created equal. I always measure the bend. Mattreses have gotton much thicker.

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    The sizes I've been accustomed to working with are:
    Lap quilt: 54" X 72"
    Twin quilt: 54" X 90"
    Double quilt: 72" X 90
    Queen: 90" X 108"
    King: 108" X 108"

    Where I'm originally from, they didn't have "California King".

    In terms of computing the size of the quilt, I think it would be more helpful to look at the size of the outside perimeter of the mattress, which doesn't change, and then take into account the depth of the mattress, which changes constantly. I think that's why there are so many different versions of quilt sizes. That mattress keeps getting thicker and thicker. I just picked up a set of sheets that have a 25" depth to them in order to fit our new "pillow top" mattress which needs that much depth. And there were sheets there meant to fit deeper mattresses! A mattress 25 inches deep was unheard of when I was growing up, and when Great Grandma made a "feather pillow top" for me, it went on top of the sheets.

    I digress. Here are the unchanging measurements of standard mattresses:
    King: 76" X 80"
    California King: 72" X 84"
    Queen: 60" X 80"
    Full XL: 54" X 80"
    Full/Double: 54" X 75"
    Twin XL (Often found in Dorm rooms): 38" X 80"
    Twin: 38" X 75"
    Crib: 27.5" X 52"

    Now, if you know the size of the bed, it has to fit the parameters above. The question mark is: how deep is the mattress? If you know the person you are making the quilt for, you can always ask them to measure, but I know this is impractical in a number of cases. I tend to err on the side of making them a little larger. I know my mattress is 25" deep, so I'll make sure I've got at least 35" of drape over the size of the mattress. I figure that covers all sins. If I've seen the bed, I'll have a fair idea of how much drape I need to make.

    But without bashing this idea to death, I'm sure you've gotten my point.

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    Another factor to consider- do you put the pillows on top of the quilt? Do you put the quilt OVER your pillows? and if so, how much of a "tuck" do you want/need?

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    So much to think about when making a specific quilt.... thanks you for all your help.
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    Oh, by the way, SherriR, there is no such thing as a "dumb" question, on these boards. We are all learning. I wouldn't have known quilt sizes if I hadn't googled them. So please, please, please don't ever feel like any question you post is a "dumb" question. I'll bet there are a lot of people just dying to ask the same question!

    Also, is your name really Sherri? Or is it Sherrill? Just wondering. I don't run into "Sherrill" very often, and it's my first name.
    MacThayer

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    In Fons & Porter Quilter's Complete Guide, their standard size are: (batting are noted to the right)

    Twin 65" x 95" 72" x 90"
    Full 80" x 95" 81" x 96"
    Queen 86" x 100" 90" x 108"
    King 106" x 106" 120" x 120"
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    I have a book - "The Quilter's Pocket Reference" that has sooo much useful information. I would highly recommend this for answering so many questions. Bought it about 10 years ago in my LQS for $8. Gives yardage equivalents; standard bed/batting sizes with sample quilt sizes; yardage and layout options for backing; calculations for all kinds of cuts; binding measurements; reduction/enlargement charts, etc. Great tool to take on shopping trips.

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    When I'm making a quilt that will be given away or one that is not for a specific bed, I look at the prepackaged batting sizes. The gives me a starting point.

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    That is great advice - I had considered the other points but this one hadn't occurred to me! Thanks Bearisgray!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    Another factor to consider- do you put the pillows on top of the quilt? Do you put the quilt OVER your pillows? and if so, how much of a "tuck" do you want/need?
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    Don't think there is any regulation on quilt sizes and I copied my from a quilt magazine which says:
    Twin 63" x 88"
    Full 78" x 90"
    Queen 84" x 92"
    King 100" x 108"
    Measure your bed and go from there, you decide the length and width you want. You can widen using wider borders/multiple borders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    standard quilt sizes:
    twin 66"x89"
    double 81"x89"
    queen 88"x94"
    king 104"94
    california king 100"98

    sometimes people like them wider=for more of an overhang
    sometimes a bit longer
    Thanks for this information. I have just finished the top for a California King quilt for my daughter. We measured her bed and she wanted the quilt to be 120 x 102. Never, ever, will I make another quilt that large. I am going to have to piece the batting. Because I figured on a smaller quilt when I purchased the backing fabric, I'm going to have to piece it. My LQS was out of the original backing fabric; but I was able to find another fabric from the same group that will go well with it. Figuring out how to piece it is not my idea of fun. The good news is that my next quilt will be 60 3/4 x 60 3/4.

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    When anyone asks me how big the quilt is going to be, I tell them that I won't know until it's done. lol Maybe that's why I have a store-bought comforter on my bed. (Those people apparently can follow the rules)
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