We spend nearly half of our lives in bed, and a comfortable and warm bed is essential for everyone. The quality of the bed is closely related to the quality of your sleep and your physical and mental health, but a comfortable bed or mattress is not enough. Believe it or not, only a warm and soft quilt can bring people the most incredible sense of security at night.
I love buying all sizes of quilts, but I often forget the right quilt size I need. Do you often confuse by the quilt size? Quilts come in all shapes and sizes. As far as quilts are concerned, there is no standard size. Some are square, some rectangular, some of mine have accidentally become rhombus in shape.
Before choosing a beautiful quilt online, you should take a look at this quilt sizes guide below. This article explains a clear quilt sizes chart and provides several tips for people looking for a perfect quilt for their bed and mattress.
Quilt Size Guide
When you decide to make or buy a quilt, size does matter. There are many different sizes to choose from to fit commercial mattresses sizes. Then there are your preferences, depending on the batting style you want for your bed at home.
Common Mattress, Comforter Sizes for Standard Beds
Once you have the size of the bed and how much overhang you like figured out, there are a couple more measurements left to make: batting and backing. The size of your bed and mattress depends on which quilt size you need. The following are common bed sizes and their corresponding mattress, comforter sizes.
- Standard: 7″ – 9″
- Deep: 10″ – 15″
- Extra Deep: 15″ – 22″
|Bed Types||Mattress Sizes||Comforter 12 in drop||Coverlet 16 inch drop|
|Crib/Toddler||23″ x 46″||45" x 60"||48" x 68"|
|Twin||39″ x 75″||63" x 87"||71" x 91"|
|Twin XL||39″ x 80″||63" x 92"||71" x 96"|
|Full / Double||54″ x 75″||78" x 87"||86" x 91"|
|Queen||60″ x 80″||84" x 92"||92" x 96"|
|King||76″ x 80″||104" x 92"||110" x 96"|
|California King||72″ x 84″||96" x 96"||104" x 100"|
Standard Quilt Sizes for Beds
Before looking at quilt sizes, it is crucial to identify which mattress you need to cover. Our suggested quilt sizes are based in most cases on a mattress depth of 15". The following dimensions are for reference only. Keep in mind that the size specifications of different manufacturers are also different.
|Bed Types||Mattress Sizes (W x L)||Mattress Sizes (W x L)||Suggested Quilt Size (W x L)|
|Crib/Toddler||27″ x 52″||69 x 129.5cm||36" x 60"|
|Youth||33" x 66"||84 x 167.5 cm||54" x 78"|
|Twin||39″ x 75″||96.5 x 190.5cm||70" x 90"|
|Twin XL||39″ x 80″||96.5 x 203.5cm||70" x 90"|
|Full / Double||54″ x 75″||137 x 190.5cm||84" x 90"|
|Queen||60″ x 80″||152.5 x 203.5cm||90" x 95"|
|King||76″ x 80″||193 x 203.5cm||108" x 95"|
|California King||72″ x 84″||183 x 213.5cm||102" x 100"|
Quilt Size Formula
- Width = Mattress Width + (Drop x 2)
- Length = Mattress Length + End Drop + Fold Back
You may want the quilt to overhang right to the floor and to go under the pillow and come back over to tuck into the pillow. All this extra quilting requires specific measuring.
How To Select the Best Quilt Sizes for Your Bed
Measure a bed is the first step to determine the finished size of your quilt. When measuring, have the blankets, sheets, and pillows on the bed used with the quilt. "Drop" is the part of the quilt that extends over the edge of the mattress. "Tuck" is the part of the quilt that folds under the pillows should you want your quilt to cover them.
Know The Coverlet Size
Your first consideration is how much of the bed you want to cover. A bedspread extends to the floor on both sides and at the foot end of the bed. Bedskirts are not necessary with this cover length, but you may wish to add to the overall length of the cover to accommodate a pillow tuck.
Take Thickness Into Consideration
Quilt sizes are affected by mattress thickness. The thickness of the mattress is the next measurement you will need. It will help you determine the extra length and width that will hang over the sides of the bed.
Take Drop Into Consideration
Next, you will need to decide how far down the sides of the bed you want the quilt to hang. Some beds sit lower to the ground, while others almost require a step, which affects your quilt size.