The Supreme Guide to Standard Quilt Sizes

Bedding sizes vary depending on what kind of quilts you want to make. 

For example, if you’re making a baby quilt, you’ll need smaller-sized bedding than if you’re making a king-size quilt. 

You also need to know how much overhang you’d prefer on each side of your quilt. A longarm quilter might require an extra inch or two of overhang on each side of your finished quilt.

Quilting is an art form that requires patience and skill. When making your own quilts, you’ll need to buy batting. 

Pre-cut batting is available in standard sizes. Some of these may be too small for proper overhang. Buy a large amount of batting, and then cut it down as needed.

The Supreme Guide to Standard Quilt Sizes

​Standard Quilt Sizes

Baby 30″ x 40″ crib/toddler 45″ x 60″, throw/lap 50″ x 65″, twin 72″ x 90″, extra long twin 70″ x 90″, double/full 90″ x 96″, 85″ x 108″, queen 90″ x 108″, king 120″ x 120″, 110″ x 108″, california king 106″ x 112″

UK quilt sizes

Cot or crib quilts are made up of single quilts sewn together to form a larger piece. 

A king-size quilt is two super king-size quilts sewn together. 

A double quilt is two king-size quilts sewed together. 

A queen size quilt is two king sizes sewn together. 

A standard size quilt is two queen sizes sewn together.

US quilt sizes

Crib quilts are usually made out of cotton or polyester fiberfill. Quilts can be used as bedding, wall hangings, table runners, pillows, etc. 

A crib quilt is a quilt designed specifically for a baby’s cot. 

A twin quilt is usually smaller than a full-sized quilt. 

A queen quilt is larger than a king quilt. 

A double quilt is twice the size of a single quilt. 

A full-size quilt is bigger than a queen quilt. 

A king quilt is bigger than an average-sized quilt.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the Difference Between a Comforter and a Duvet?

Duvet is a large bag filled with down or down alternatives. 

A comforter is a soft blanket-like material. A comforter is a single piece of decorative fabric that doesn’t require a sheet. 

You can use a duvet under a comforter if you want. Comforters can be made of down or down alternatives. 

Duvets can cost quite a bit because they require a duvet case. Comforters can also be very expensive since they require a cover.

What Size is a Lap Quilt?

A lap quilt is usually quite small, small enough to just cover your lap. Usually, this will range from around 36 inches to 48 inches.

Amanda Brown

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