Use this information as a guide to planning a quilt for a particular bed. Factors to consider are the mattress size, the mattress thickness, the amount of drop you desire, whether or not to include a pillow tuck, desired distance from the floor, and “take-up” caused by the quilting itself.
Approximate Mattress Sizes for Standard Beds
|Crib/Toddler||28″ x 52″||The standard mattress for cribs.|
|Youth||33″ x 66″||A specialty mattress for children.|
|Twin||39″ x 76″||The narrowest mattress for standard length beds.|
|Twin X-Long||39″ x 80″||Found most commonly in college dorm rooms, the Twin X-Long is longer than the standard Twin. The width is the same.|
||54″ x 75″||Shorter in length than the Queen size quilt.|
|Queen||60″ x 80″||Wider and longer than a Full/Double size mattress.|
|King||78″ x 80″||The largest mattress.|
|Cal-King||72″ x 84″||The California King mattress is narrower and longer than the King.|
Standard 7″ to 9″
Deep 10″ to 15″
Extra Deep 15″ to 22″
Suggested Bed-Size Quilt Dimensions
Our suggested quilt size dimensions are based in most cases on a mattress depth of 15″. No extra length is included for a pillow tuck. Quilting, if moderate to heavy, may reduce the finished size of your quilt by 1″ to 3″ or more and should be considered when planning the finished size of your quilt.
To figure ideal quilt size for a specific bed (covering mattress top, sides, and foot):
Measure mattress width (W), length (L), and depth or thickness (D).
For example: Mattress width of 60″, length of 80″, depth of 12″
60″ + 2×12″ = 84″ ideal quilt width
80″ + 12″ = 92″ ideal quilt length
Quilt pattern should ideally finish at 84″ x 92″ for this bed.
Add more for pillow tuck (add 10″ to ideal quilt length), heavy quilting, longer desired drops, etc.
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