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What size quilt

What size Quilt?

The size of a quilt depends on where you are making it for.  There is no fast rule that it has to be a certain size.  Some quilts look great just sitting on the top of a bed others look wonderful overhanging the bed.  If you want to make a quilt that overhangs a bed then measure across the bed and add about 10” to each side to give the overhang.  Then measure the length of the bed, if you want the quilt to go over a pillow and tuck underneath then add about 20”.  If you want a quilt to overhang the bottom of the bed but only go to the pillow then measure from the bottom of the pillow to the bottom of the bed and add 10” to give an overhang.

 

Baby quilts can vary.  If you want to make a crib quilt then that would be around 36” square.

A standard cot mattress measures around 28” x 52” so you would need to make a quilt about 45” x 60” this will allow for the quilt to be tucked around the mattress.

 

A lap quilt would be around 42” x 42” this is large enough to throw over your lap on a cold night, not too large that its draping over the floor.

 

A general quilt would be around 60” x 60”.  This is a good size to use as a throw or to wrap around you on a cold night or to use as a picnic quilt to sit on.

 

The sizes below are general bed sizes but mattresses can vary so its always wise to measure. In general the depth of a mattress can be between 8” to 10” deep.

 

UK Mattress Sizes

 

Single – 36” x 75”  (91.4 x 190.5cm)
 Double – 54” x 75” (137.2 x 190.5cm)
 King – 60” x 78” (152.4 x 198.1cm)
 Super King – 72” x 78 (182.9 x 198.1cm)

 

US Mattress Sizes

 

Twin – 39” x 75” (99.1 x 190.5cm)
 Double – 54” x 75” (137.2 x 190.5cm)
 Queen – 60” x 80” (152.4 x 203.2cm)
 Eastern King – 76” x 80” (193 x 203.2cm)
 California King -  72” x 84” (182.9 x 213.4cm)
 Dual King 78” x 80” (198.1 x 203.2cm)

Standard Quilt Sizes

Baby Quilt - 36" x 54" (91.4 x 137cm)
 Lap Quilt -  between 36" to 42" square (91.4 to 107cm square)
 Twin/Single Quilt - 54" x 90" (137 x 228.6cm)
 Double Quilt -  72" x 90" (182.9 x 228.6cm)
 Queen Quilt - 90" x 108" (228.6 x 274.3cm)
 King Quilt - 108" x 108" (274.3 x 274.3cm)

Standard Wadding/Batting sizes

Crib/Cot Quilt - 45" x 60" (114.3 x 152.4cm)
 Twin/Single Quilt - 72" x 90" (182.9 x 228.6cm)
 Double Quilt - 81" x 108" (205.7 x 243.8cm)
 Queen Quilt - 90" x 108" (182.9 x 243.8cm)
 King Quilt - 120" x 120" (304.8 x 304.8cm)