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Thread: What size do you consider King size? Or is there an average size?

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    Senior Member dolores's Avatar
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    I have seen so many sizes that are considered King size, I was wandering if any of you use a specific size or go for an overall average size for a King quilt. I hope this makes sense to you.

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    My own wants in a quilt is for it to cover the bed and fall to the floor. I also want it to fold back, then cover the pillows. This usually winds up far larger than most quilts that are labeled KING. Then there is the question, does the pattern stop at the top of the mattress or does it fall over the top. Does it also include the cover for the pillows?
    This would involve a lot of different calculations that would give me a headache.

    As for the mattresses themselves, there seems to be a wide range of numbers there. There are...Crib. Bunk. Twin. Full. Extra long Full. Queen. Extra long Queen. King. California King. Eastern King.
    And the way they're going, there is probably a Movie Star King, suitable for 3 to 9 people. Last time my DH and I bought one, we were overwhelmed at all the different sizes. Going online now, I found this.
    King Mattress= California King=Queen Mattress=Twin Mattress
    Full Mattress=Custom Mattress=then there are the additions in length and width of each one. I'd suggest you go to a mattress store just for a visit. .........
    And that was just one site.
    My sister had to have a custom mattress made for her large antique bedroom set that she got at an antique store. I'll have to ask if she has to have the sheets made for her, never thought to ask before.

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    Power Poster ckcowl's Avatar
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    king batting is 120" square. i make my king size quilts about 110"x 115". you need to have a few extra inches of backing/batting before quilting your quilt, i have found that is the largest i can go with out needing a little extra length added to the batt/back.

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    Power Poster amma's Avatar
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    The depth of mattresses vary too... some use bed skirts with them, others don't.
    If you are going to make a quilt for a specific bed, measure each one separately to get the fit/look that you are going for :D:D:D

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    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
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    Dolores, I just finished a King for our bed. I put it on the bed in stages until it was the size I wanted. Worked out great for me. Waiting to get it back from the LAQ b/c I was not going to tackle that one :D
    It was worth it to send it out!!

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    Super Member Annaquilts's Avatar
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    I like a big quilt 120x120 for Cal King. I'd say 110x110 or over.

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    Senior Member MamaHen's Avatar
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    I have made two king size quilts, and make them to fit each indivual bed. I also put it on as making it to see how it looks, what do I want to do next, what will look best. I don't want it to go over the pillows, but want them to hang down over the the sides so box spring doesn't show. Remember to prewash, they will shrink up if you don't and all your hard work will be for naught.

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