What Are the Standard Quilt Sizes?

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What Are the Standard Quilt Sizes?
The size of the mattress will dictate the quilt size. (Blue and coral quilt block background image by Bluebird from Fotolia.com)

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.

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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.

Twin Bed

A twin mattress comes in two sizes, twin and twin XL. A regular twin mattress measures 39 inches by 75 inches. A twin XL mattress has the same 39 inch width measurement and is 80 inches. Both mattresses need a quilt measurement of about 63 to 68 inches by 86 or 87 inches.

Double or Full

A double bed, which is also called a full bed, has two measurement options: double and double XL. The measurements for a regular full bed are 54 inches by 75 inches. A double XL bed is slightly longer, measuring 54 inches by 80 inches. The standard quilt measurements for the full mattress measures about 78 to 86 inches by 86 or 87 inches.


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 100 to 104 inches by 90 to 93 inches. The quilt measurements for a California king should measure to 100 to 104 inches by 93 to 95 inches.

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