Know of any source I can go to? Crinklelove is also wonderful for all-over patterns. Click here to visit: I made my husband a couch quilt which is a big hit.
Making a quilt requires knowing the appropriate size to make the quilt for the bed. Basic standard sizes used for different sized beds make it easier to make a quilt to the appropriate length and width. Once the quilt dimensions are established, selecting the appropriate amount of fabric for the project is a matter of using the measurements for the quilt.
The quilter making a crib quilt can work within a small range of sizes. Length measurements should range between 54 inches and 60 inches. When making a quilt for a crib, a slightly longer quilt is a good option. The width should measure around 36 inches for crib quilts.
A standard size for a crib measures about 36 inches by 60 inches. A twin mattress comes in two sizes, twin and twin XL. A regular twin mattress measures 39 inches by 75 inches. An index of those pages can be found at Quilt Design Quilt Design and Fabric Estimating Calculator. Click on the images to go to Amazon. If you enjoyed this article and found it helpful, I'd love you to let me know by clicking this button - thank you!
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Subscribe to our StashTalk Newsletter Email. 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.
After deciding which quilt size best fits your bed, add approximately 6"-8" to both width and length measurements to determine the batting and backing sizes that you'll need to finish your own quilts. 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. Quilts come in all shapes and sizes. As far as quilts are concerned, there is no “right” size. Some are square, some rectangular, some of mine have accidentally become rhombus in shape.