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Thread: Size Matters

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    Hi Guys,

    When I visit the board view other sites they all mentions sizes that we just don't have over here in the UK!

    Crib and Queen being the main two offenders. Also, it would be good to know if our single and king sizes compare with yours, so my question is........!!!!

    Is there anybody out there that knows the measurements of the quilt sizes in inches?

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    Caroline

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    ah heck!!! I thought we were gonna get to discuss something else!!!!!
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    Marsye,

    You really do brighten my days - LOL LOL LOL!

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    Maybe this will help:

    one inch = 2.54 centimeters

    one yard = 0.9144 meter

    one meter = 39.37 inches

    one meter = 1.09 yards

    one yard = 36 inches

    So if something is 54 inches and you want to know how many cm it is:

    54 inches * 2.54 = 137.16 cm

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    Here are the sizes of the mattresses and then the size of the quilts (for me it is the 'about' size as I just go by the size of my blocks and then add borders to however long I want the sides to drop).
    Crib 27 X 52 inches 45 X 60
    Twin 39 X 75 inches 71 X91
    Double 54 X 75 inches 86 X 91
    Queen 60 X 80 inches 92 X 96
    King 76 X 80 inches 108 X 96

    Then we have a 'California King' size, but I'm not sure what the dimensions are on that one.

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    Hi and thanks bearisgrey,

    But what I need to know is the actual size of the named quilts...... i.e.

    Crib = X by X inches
    Queen = X by X inches

    etc.

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    Caroline

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    Hi Coyote,

    That is exactly what I needed!

    You are a star!

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    Caroline

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    ah heck!!! I thought we were gonna get to discuss something else!!!!!
    lol i did too...
    very eye catching title there :shock: lol

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    I found it very frustrating trying to get a more or less definite "size" for a given use.

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    Mattrasses are getting deeper. So I usually take the size of the mattress - say queen is 60"x80" and add 15" overhang on side and bottom and then whatever needs to be added to the top for the pillow tuck, if it is going to go over a pillow. If not then 15" on all four sides. This is a start because the depth of the mattress may require additional or less inches. I may my queens 90"x108" if that helps. Kings are about 110"x110"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaMas
    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    ah heck!!! I thought we were gonna get to discuss something else!!!!!
    lol i did too...
    very eye catching title there :shock: lol
    Never too late, now that the mattress sizes have been resolved. That little boy sure looks unhappy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinePaj
    Hi Guys,

    When I visit the board view other sites they all mentions sizes that we just don't have over here in the UK!

    Crib and Queen being the main two offenders. Also, it would be good to know if our single and king sizes compare with yours, so my question is........!!!!

    Is there anybody out there that knows the measurements of the quilt sizes in inches?

    Hugs

    Caroline
    There really aren't definte measurements for quilts. It depends on how much overhang you want. If you want a queen size that goes all the way to the floor it's going to depend on how far it is from mattress top to floor plus the length and width of the mattress. If you want it to just hang to the top of the bed skirt it'll depend on how thick your mattress is. Too many variables to set a definite size.

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    I've often wondered what cot size was in UK?

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    Caroline, If they sell precut batting for quilts in your country it should already be sized for various bed sizes. For instance a crib batt is usually 45x60 inches in the US. That would give you a place to start.

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    Thanks guys,

    I am going to a quilting show next weekend so I will check out the sizes.... but what I am seeing mostly is batting sold by the metre (39").

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    Caroline

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    ah heck!!! I thought we were gonna get to discuss something else!!!!!
    Me too, she reeled me in with that title :oops: :oops:

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    BABY – between 36″ X 36″ and 52″ X 52″ or 91cm x 91cm and 132cm x 132cm. This size can depend on whether the quilt will be used in a crib.

    CRIB – between 30″x 46″ and 36″ x 50″ or 76cm x 117cm and 91cm x 127cm. If you are making this sized quilt as a gift, see if you can get the measurements… each manufacturer has their own sizes… and crib mattresses are different sizes too.

    COT – between 58″ x 90″ and 72″ x 108″ or 147cm x 229cm and 183cm x 274cm.

    TODDLER – 46″ x 70″ or 117cm x 178cm for a quilt. A toddler bed most often uses a crib mattress, however not always, so it is best to measure first.

    BUNK – between 66″ x 89″ and 74″ x 103″ or 168cm x 226cm and 188cm x 262cm .

    WHEELCHAIR LAP QUILT – 36″ x 36″ to 38″ x 47″ or 91cm x 91cm to 97cm x 119cm – adding ties is sometimes a good idea, so they don’t slip off.

    LAP – between 52″ – 68″ or 132cm x 173cm wide and the length can be from about 52″ – 78″ or 132cm x 198cm. Although a lap quilt can be any size. A quilt that a child will want to bring along could be as small as 36″x36″ or 91cm x 91cm. A lap quilt that is 42″x 60″ 107cm x 152cm is great for cuddling up on the couch with.

    TWIN – between 64″ – 72″ or 163cm x 183cm wide and the length can be from about 86″ – 96″ or 218cm x 244cm.

    FULL – between 70″ – 88″ or 178cm x 224cm wide and the length can be from about 88″ – 100″ or 224cm x 254cm.

    QUEEN – between 88″ – 99″ or 224cm x 251cm wide and the length can be from about 94″ – 108″ or 239cm x 274cm.

    QUEEN WATERBED – 76″ x 104″ or 193cm x 264cm.

    KING – between 94″ – 108″ or 239cm x 274cm wide and the length can be from about the same, 94″ – 108″ or 239cm x 274cm.

    CALIFORNIA KING – between 98″ x 100″ or 249cm x 254cm and 114″ x 117″ or 290cm x 297cm.

    KING WATERBED – 88″ x 94″ or 224cm x 239cm.

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    WOW! Kwhite knows all about size. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    ah heck!!! I thought we were gonna get to discuss something else!!!!!
    lol Marsye!

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    When I read the title, all I could think about was weight!
    Helllo!

    Size would matter indeed, if you didn't know how big your quilt needed to be made for a specific project. I have a little wallet card that I keep handy that shows quilt and bed measurements on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    WOW! Kwhite knows all about size. ;-)
    all i know about size is... if its too small for your bed.... it is useless , and if it drags the floor... its a waste lol :twisted:

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    Then we have a 'California King' size, but I'm not sure what
    the dimensions are on that one.
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    I know what you're saying...some years ago we decided to buy
    a new mattress set, and the sizes totally confused me. There
    was also a Twin, Double, Extra Long Double, King, California King,
    Eastern King, and a Queen and an extra long Queen, plus you can
    order your own mattress made to your own dimensions, especially
    if you have a custom made bed, or an antique one. And don't forget
    the ever popular Bunk bed mattress. Plus all they've thought up
    since that bewildering shopping trip.

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    Cal King is 72 x 84".
    Yes, mattresses ARE getting deeper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    ah heck!!! I thought we were gonna get to discuss something else!!!!!
    yOU HAVE AN AWESOME SENSE OF HUMOR. I have not stop laughing yet. Almost fell off my chair. :lol:

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    Hi Caroline - here is a translation:

    Bassinett = crib
    Crib = cot
    Twin = single bed
    Full = double bed
    Queen = larger double, 6" wider and longer
    King = huge
    California King = ridiculously huge

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