Throughout the years and into the 20th century, Gee's Bend women made quilts to keep themselves and their children warm in unheated shacks that lacked running water, telephones and electricity.
What size and type of bed do you sleep in? Flattery will get you anywhere. Do you sleep in a double or single bed? If they sleep in a double with someone else offer sympathy.
Alejandro Serrano Duran says: March 13, at 3: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Many quilts are designed with borders on all four sides. Is this appropriate for your situation?
Can you leave off the top border and add a row or two to make the quilt fit properly? Many patterns don't include sizes that are designed with an even drop on the sides and bottom edge. If this bothers you, adjust the pattern before you cut and stitch. We've prepared a worksheet or "cheat sheet" for helping you estimate the finished size quilt you'll need to fit a specific bed. If you need to adjust the sizes of your blocks, check out our instructions for using a proportional scale you'll be able to print one from that page.
Maybe this can help get you back to quilting sooner! Quilt Design and Fabric Estimating Calculator. So, for that height, quilts would measure:. The look you want for the bed -- and the particular bed itself -- should determine how you calculate the correct quilt size.
A platform bed has only a mattress, no box spring, so the quilt drop will be fairly short. A quilt that will tuck under and then fold over the bed pillows is going to be longer -- most quilts tuck slightly under the edge of the pillows. A bed with a tailored skirt or a dust ruffle looks best when the quilt drops about 3 inches over the top of the dust ruffle. A foot board that hugs the mattress needs a quilt without a bottom drop to avoid bunching. A daybed needs a drop on one side only, if it is positioned against a wall.
And a quilt with a central figure or medallion should be sized so the dominant design rests at the center of the bed.
60″ + (2 x 12″) = 84″ (ideal quilt width) 80″ + 12″ = 92″ (ideal quilt length) Quilt pattern should ideally finish at 84″ x 92″ for this bed. Add more for pillow tuck (add 10″ to ideal quilt length), heavy quilting, longer desired drops, etc. Just because a Crib Quilt is usually 36” x 52” does not mean that you have to make all of your Baby Quilts fit that mold. However, if you are trying to cover a mattress that is a certain size, the dimensions of your quilt will become less loosey goosey and should remain relatively standard. These sizes are approximate and can vary 4” - 8”. Deciding on what size quilt to make is a first step in planning a new project. Wall quilts can, of course be any size you choose. But, if you are making a quilt which will go on a bed you need to make decisions.