Thursday, July 8, 2010

Quilt Size Reference Chart

I was trying to decide today what size I should make the new quilt I have in mind and thought, wouldn’t it be nice to have a reference for all the quilt sizes. There are lots of places on the Internet that have the basics but as I was perusing the different sites, I noticed that there a really lots more sizes than just the basics. So I put the following reference chart together and thought I would share it.

Many new mattresses are thicker than the older mattresses, making the top of the mattress further from the floor, thus the range of sizes for some of the quilt sizes. I think it is best to measure the bed you want to make the quilt for and decide how much drop you want. Use this chart to get a feel for the sizes folks are making and know that almost anything goes!!! Remember, it is your quilt, make it your way!!

MINIATURE: Usually less than 36" square.

WALLHANGING: Any size can qualify.

BABY: Usually between 36" X 36" and 52" X 52". This size can depend on whether the quilt will be used in a crib.

CRIB: Usually between 36"x 46" and 36" x 60".

TODDLER: Approximately 42" x 60" for a comforter; approximately 46" x 70" for a quilt. A toddler bed most often uses a crib mattress, however not always, so it is best to measure first.

PREEMIE BABY QUILT: Usually between 24" and 36". No longer than 40". It is best to call your local Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for measurements to ask about their specific specifications. Most NICUs require that a flat batting be used and, of course, no embellishments (such as buttons, lace, or even a "tied" quilt)

WHEELCHAIR LAP QUILT: Approximately 38" x 47".

LAP: Usually between 52" - 68" wide and the length can be from about 52" - 78".

TWIN: Usually between 63" - 72" wide and 86" - 96" in the length.

BUNK: Usually between 66" x 89" and 74" x 103".

FULL: Usually between 70" - 88" wide and 88" - 100" in length.

QUEEN: Usually between 88" - 99" wide and 94" - 108" in length.

QUEEN WATERBED: Approximately 76" x 104".

KING: Usually between 94" - 108" wide and 92" - 108" in length

CALIFORNIA KING: Usually between 100" x 98" and 114" x 117".

KING WATERBED: Approximately 72” x 88" wide and 84” - 94" in length.

Hope this information is helpful!!!

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