Quilt Size Measurements

Quilts come in all shapes and sizes. As far as quilts are concerned, there is no “right” size. 

If you’ve followed us for any length of time, you know that I still consider myself a novice quilter. Jeni, Gretchen, and Mom are the experts in our family. So far, the only bed-sized quilts I’ve made are for two full-sized beds. We recently replaced one of those full-sized beds with a queen, and now my lovely homemade quilt looks pretty skimpy. I started to make a new quilt for that bed using a pattern for a throw, intending to add extra borders that would create a queen-sized version. The pattern I chose was Deb Eggers’ Floral Abundance from our Spring 2013 issue. Turns out, it was such a pretty design, that I didn’t have it in me to change it, and ended up making it according to Deb’s pattern. Now I have a gorgeous throw to keep me warm while stitching and watching television.

Floral Abundance by Deb Eggers

To the point of this post, I looked around for bed, quilt and batting sizes, and noticed a lot of variety. I find this helpful, whether planning to make a quilt, or even for rearranging bedroom furniture.

Here is what I compiled:

Bed Mattress Sizes Approximate Quilt Sizes Batting Sizes
Crib 27” x 52” Same size as mattress 45” x 60”
Twin 39” x 75” Widths 59” to 72”

Lengths 85” to 90”

72” x 90”

72” x 96”

Full 54” x 75” Widths 72” to 80”

Lengths 85” to 90”

81” x 96”
Queen 60” x 80” Widths 80” to 86”

Length 90” to 98”

90” x 108”

96” x 108”

King 76” x 80” Width 96” to 110”

Length 90” to 108”

120” x 120”
California King 72” x 84” Width 92” to 106”

Length 94” to 112”

120” x 120”

I hope you find this helpful. Feel free to share your thoughts with me.

Judy (info@primitivequiltsandprojects.com)

Here is my finished Floral Abundance.  I love it!

Judy's version of Floral Abundance

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