Basic standard sizes used for different sized beds make it easier to make a quilt to the appropriate length and width. February 17, at 5: July 26, at I am having trouble finding an XL twin size quilt.
If you are measuring yourself, just remember to add length for the quilt to hang off the edges of the mattress. Once you have measured and figured out how large your quilt will be, there are a couple more measurements left to make — batting and backing.
The size of these two things depends on how you intend this quilt to be quilted. If you will be basting and quilting it yourself, a couple extra inches overhanging for both the batting and the backing on each side is adequate. If you are new to using a long arm quilter, double check with them. If you plan to quilt it yourself, you will need to buy batting.
You can either buy a large amount and cut it down to the size you need, or you can purchase pre-cut batting which comes in set standard sizes. You will notice that some of the pre-cut batting is either not large enough for proper overhang, or is cutting it really close and not going to give much wiggle room.
Personally, I like to buy a large amount of batting and then cut it down to the size I need. Below you will find a quilt size chart with king size quilt dimensions all the way to baby quilt sizes. As a young girl growing up in the US, and the Midwest in particular, I always felt a bit cheated when discussing history and heritage. So, being 12, I ran home and asked my mom. However, the idea that I had no heritage would still resurface occasionally and weigh on my little adolescent heart.
Originally, these pieces started simply and were the result of a functional approach to saving old scraps of discarded fabric. The evolution of the patchwork quilt began with the first settlers and continued to grow as colonization expanded in the s. Quiltmakers broadened their designs from simple scraps to geometric patterns created through a series of blocks, giving this new type of quilt a distinctly American expression.
In the years between and thousands of quilts were pieced, patched and sewn together. Thankfully for us, some of those quilts are still preserved today. These early quilts provide a glimpse into the history of quilting as well as a story of what life was like during the inception of the United States.
Much has changed in the textiles industry over the last few centuries. The fabrics we use in modern quilts have most definitely evolved, but a lot of the same quilt patterns we now see came from those early quiltmakers. Immigrants to America brought framed medallion style quiltmaking techniques with them. These quilts were popular in the late 18th century. However, quiltmakers in Europe and Britain continued to prefer making these quilts well beyond that time.
Medallion quilts have made a modern resurgence — some even playing with A-symetry. The above quilt was made by Gwen Marston. See more of her quilts in her book, Liberated Medallion Quilts. It is a traditional medallion quilt using Civil War reproduction fabrics. Below is a medallion quilt I created featuring unicorns, snails, birds and a tiny little 2" princess right in the middle. Check out The Modern Medallion Workbook for beautiful modern medallion patterns!
Quilting thrived during the Great Depression. Surprisingly, some of the brightest most cheerful quilts came from one of the darkest periods in American history. Quilting was an activity that allowed women to be creative and social while still making something practical for their families.
Quilts from the are very distinct and recognizable. Blocks typically used solid colors as background fabrics — creams, yellows, pinks and light blues. The quilting tradition in Gee's Bend went back to the 19th century, when the community was the site of a cotton plantation.
Perhaps influenced in part by patterned African textiles, female slaves pieced together strips of cloth to make bedcovers. Throughout the years and into the 20th century, Gee's Bend women made quilts to keep themselves and their children warm in unheated shacks that lacked running water, telephones and electricity.
Pettway, Cotton 84" x 69". I would find myself googling it all the time! I also like your stories and grammar. I have made a quilt for each of our 8 children and used my own design and some from magazines and other ideas. I have become the goto sewer for relatives near me to repair clothing and such. I have made table runners, wrist bands of key holders, Christmas tree folded napkins and other assorted items.
I have my husband making machine embroidered items such as in the hoop projects. So your sewing straight stitches is impressive to me! Thanks for all the helpful information. I want to make a handmade homemade quilt so bad. I will be a newbie for sure. Do you have any helpful information for me as a beginner in quilting. I have a queen sized bed and my son has a double bed.
I have a brothers sewing machine. It has a quilters foot with the machine so it is quilt compatible. Thanks for all your help in advance. Loved reading through it … I am from India and traditional Indian quilting is a very very old tradition here and different parts of India make distinctly different types of quilts.
Thanks so much and I would love for you to guest post. Could you send me an email about what you would like to write about? Thank you for sharing with me on Pinterest! I enjoyed reading and looking at what you have posted! I have been looking for a chart on the sizes of quilts for a long time. I really like what you have done. Were you an English major, by any chance?
What a sweet compliment! Definitely not an English major; just an art major with a deep dread of all writing assignments. I come from a family of writers and spent most of my school days manipulating one family member or another into writing for me.
Then what would you say? The commas get me every time. My sister has an excellent grasp of grammar. Thanks for all the great information about quilting. I am a beginner and would like to make a rag quilt for a baby. Can you help me? To make a Suzy — Your suggestion to Eve is off by a bit. Your math forgot to include seam allowances if using a charm pack.
I am from India and traditional Indian quilting is a very very old tradition here and different parts of India make distinctly different types of quilts.. I, too, enjoyed reading something literate as well as interesting. Good use of photographs to illustrate your points, too. I hope your blog is monetized. You deserve to be paid for your hard work. Appreciate that and have just started dabbling in monetization. If you have any tips, let me know! I look quite often as to quilt sizes, but the problem I have is I have a California king bed and I have never found quilt patterns for that size of bed maybe Cal King is just a west coast thing!
Are you looking for an extra long twin size quilt pattern? If so, and since that is not a typical quilt size found in patterns, I would suggest using the dimensions found in this blog post and altering a quilt pattern to fit. A simple way to do that is using a pattern that uses the same block as a repeat — eg. Good luck and happy sewing!
I have a few longarm quilters that I recommend. Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting is wonderful and so fast. Crinklelove is also wonderful for all-over patterns. And Mary of See Mary Quilt is a genius at custom quilting.
I made my husband a couch quilt which is a big hit. What size do you suggest I cut my squares? That really depends on how many squares you would like to cut — the larger the squares, the fewer to cut and sew.
How wide do you start with the fabric? I am asking for any advice on a quilting machine I can get. I am fairly new to quilting but would like to quilt my own.
I am not interested in having a long arm as mt space is really limited. But I do not know how to investigate other options. I would really appreciate any advice or suggestions I can get. A lot of domestic sewing machines have an extra long throat space and really great quilting stitch options.
This amazing free motion feature regulates tension and stitch width with such amazing accuracy, you can feel like a free-motion pro without really being one. You may want to check it out — https: Let me know if you have any more questions and feel free to email — suzy suzyquilts. Very useful information, many thanks for sharing….! Love the quilts, btw — fabulous…. I have to chuckle about you story on your heritage. I went through the same thing. I never could figure out why the adults would burst I to laughter when I told them that.
I have a question if someone could please help me. My aunt and I are making a baby quilt for my baby girl coming in November.
The batting for the quilt is 45in x 60in. I have 4 different fabrics to make the patches. My question is what measurements should each patch be? Thank you for your help. Unless you want the quilt to just be four rectangles, I would suggest picking a quilt pattern and using those fabrics according to the pattern. As an example, you could make with the Fishing Net pattern or Triangle Jitters pattern with that many fabrics.
The Medallion quilt in your post was made by international quilt designer, author, educator Gwen Marston. Credit for this masterpiece should be noted for the readers. The basic queen mattress measure 60 inches by 80 inches. Standard quilt measurements for a queen size bed are about 86 to 90 inches by 90 to 92 inches.
The king size mattress measures about 76 to 78 inches by 80 inches. A California king mattress is about 78 inches by 84 inches. The quilt size for a basic king mattress should measure at to inches by 90 to 93 inches.
The quilt measurements for a California king should measure to to inches by 93 to 95 inches. What Are the Standard Quilt Sizes? References Victoriana Quilt Designs: Useful Information Carolina Quilts: Quilt Dimensions Generation Quilt Patterns: Measurements of standard pillow cases.
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Suggested Standard Quilt Sizes for Beds. 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. Deciding on what size quilt to make is a first step in planning a new project. Wall quilts can, of course be any size you choose. But, if you are making a quilt which will go on a bed you need to make decisions. I have a queen sized bed and my son has a double bed. For the queen and double what style should I do to start with that’s fairly easy and how much material will I need for each one. I .