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What are the general measurements for a twin size quilt? We have a standard twin with box spring on a standard frame. I would be interested in hearing measurements for total coverage (to the floor) and also to be used with a dust ruffle showing. I'm trying to use up some scraps and want to make sure I have enough before I start cutting!


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Comment by Kristine in CA on January 10, 2010 at 3:55pm
Sarah, I sent you an add friend request. Once you accept, you can send me a private message from your page. That way we can talk details! =)
Comment by Sarah Ferrell on January 10, 2010 at 1:06pm
Kristine, I have tons of quilting reference books but one I use the most for this type of info states
Twin (39X75) with a 14 inch drop (I think that would come to the top of a dust ruffle) is 67X89. For a 20" drop-guess thats to the floor is 79x95". That comes from "Complete Guide to Quilting" ;by Better Homes and Gardens. Saw the material on posted pics Going back to yesterdays to comment I beleive the amount you have left of Cabbage Roses will do. Now what-trade or what?
Comment by Sunshine/Mi on January 9, 2010 at 3:53pm
don't forget that quilting will take up some of the inches. i.e. that 12" drop might end up being 10" after quilting.
Comment by Kristine in CA on January 9, 2010 at 3:00pm
Thanks! I just ran upstairs and did some measurements. I decided I definitely don't want it all the way to the floor, so I'll have to get a bedskirt. It looks like about 60" x 80" will give me about 12" of drop on both sides and the end, and bring the top of the quilt to about 4" from the top of the bed. I have throw pillows in addition to regular pillows, so I don't need it all the way to the top. I finally finished measuring my scraps, and it looks like I will have just enough to do 4" squares with a few squares to spare. I wanted to do 5" squares, but I definitely don't have enough scraps for that.

Thanks again for your help!
Comment by Cat Lady--MO on January 9, 2010 at 2:42pm
This is one of the sites that I was able to Google: http://interiordec.about.com/od/beds/a/bedsizes.htm There are others out there as well.

Start with the measurement of the basic mattress, then decide on the amount of drop you want, for example a comforter size to the top of the dust ruffle, or a spread to the floor. Remember that length needs to be added to both sides.

Do you want to tuck it in at the bottom? If so, you might need some extra length.

Will it have a pillow tuck, will it just go over the top of the pillows, or will you have separate pillow shams? Again, your answer here will determine how long the quilt will be.

Now days with all the extra pillowtops that mattresses can have, I am not sure there is a standard size. I made a twin quilt for my mother, and then she got a new mattress that is a lot thicker than her old one. She also likes to tuck her quilts in on the bottom and on one side. I wound up making a double sized quilt for her new bed to give her the size she wanted and needed.

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