Quilt Size Chart | The Ultimate Quilters Guide

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We have covered so many different types of quilts and blocks on The Sewing Loft but we’ve never really chatted sizes. So today, I’m sharing a handy quilt size chart to help you determine what size will actually fit your bed!

Use this standard quilt size chart to design your next project. It covers all sizes from baby to California King. Size chart is easy to read and printable.

I’m sure by now you’ve picked out your favorite quilt blocks and are ready to start stitching, but do you know what size quilt to actually make? The most important question to ask yourself is, “What do I want and what am I going to use it for”. To help with this process, I have created a quick quilt size chart for easy reference.

Basic measurements are included on this quilt size chart to help determine how many quilt blocks are needed to complete your project.

Use this standard quilt size chart to design your next project. It covers all sizes from baby to California King. Size chart is easy to read and printable.

 

Quilt Size Chart

 

Just remember that these finished quilt sizes are approximate and can vary 4” – 8”. It is best to measure your mattress for a guide so you don’t have to guess.  After you determine your quilt size you will need to select batting.

Batting –

noun

  1. layers or sheets of raw cotton or wool or of synthetic fibrous material used for lining quilts or for stuffing or packaging



Batting can also be known as wadding or that soft middle layer of a quilt. It can be made from all types of fibers: cotton, wool, silk, bamboo, polyester, corn, alpaca and recycled plastic bottles. Quilt batting comes in all different sizes, loft weights and fibers. You can learn more about batting in this article I wrote here. 

Consider batting like the filling in the middle of your favorite sandwich! A cushioning material provides loft, insulation and more to many sewing projects. The Sewing Loft

After you have your size and materials mapped out, it’s time to start thinking about your design. It is best to start with a quilt block. Here is a massive list of quilt blocks to help get those creative juices flowing.

Keep your creative juices flowing with over 100 free quilt blocks rounded up in one place. The Sewing Loft

Remember, it’s okay if your quilt block measurements don’t exactly to the sizes above, just try to keep in mind the size of the mattress and how much coverage you think the quilt recipient will want. If your quilt top is just an inch or two off in one direction or another, it probably won’t make much difference. And don’t forget, if you want to add a little size you can always put border fabric pieces around the top before you finish the quilt!

 

 

 

Click the below pictures for additional quilt projects:

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Join the Sugar Bloom Quilt pattern quilt along. It is perfect for perfect for picnics in the park, catching fire flies in the summer and mid afternoon naps in the shade.

Want to sew something fast? Check out these 15 quick quilt patterns and start stitching today. I'll bet you can have them finished the same day.

 

 

 

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