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Standard Quilt Sizes
and Mattresses Chart
(Commercial Manufacturers)

While quilt designers don't adhere to standard quilt sizes when designing bed quilt patterns (there's help for that further down on this page), bedding manufacturers tend to be a bit more consistent and do follow some general guidelines.

Manufacturers DO use standard measurements

Our chart below shows the standard mattress, bedding and quilt sizes generally used in the United States.

Measurements are approximate; there are slight variations between manufacturers.

Measure first to find a quilt pattern that fits your bed
perfectly. This a queen size quilt kit is available from
Keepsake Quilting

Pre-cut, packaged quilt batting sizes are also listed for your convenience.

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.

Quilts that are intended to be long arm quilted also need additional batting and backing.

Check with your longarm quilter for her specific requirements.

They are probably different than what you'd use if you quilted it on your home sewing machine. Remember that on a long arm machine, the layers are rolled together instead of pinned.

If you would like to print out the chart below, click here.

Standard Manufacturer Sizes for Bedding
Standard US Mattress Type Mattress Size Commercial Comforter* (short drop) Commercial Coverlet Commercial Bedspread* (long drop)
Crib 27” x 52” --- --- ---
Youth 32” x 66” 58” x 79” 64” x 92” 74” x 98”
Twin/Single 39” x 75” 65” x 88” 71” x 101” 81” x 107”
Twin, X-Long 39” x 80” 65” x 93” 71” x 106” 81” x 112”
Double/Full 54” x 75” 80” x 88” 86” x 101” 96” x 107”
Double, XL 54” x 80” 80” x 93” 86” x 106” 96” x 112”
Queen 60” x 80” 86” x 93” 92” x 106” 102” x 112”
King78” x 80” 104” x 93” 110” x 106” 120” x 112”
California King72” x 84”98” x 97”104” x 110”114” x 116”
Add to mattress width26”32”42”
Add to mattress length13” 26”32”

For sizes tailored to your specific mattress, add the numbers for width and length (last 2 rows in pale yellow) to the width and length of your own mattress.

Pre-cut, packaged battings come in standard sizes:

  • Crib 45"x60"
  • Twin 72"x90"
  • Double/Full 81"x96"
  • Queen 90"x108"
  • King 120"x120"

This batting information is also included in the downloadable chart.

When a standard quilt size just won't do

While manufacturers use standard quilt sizes for production, we all know that the quilt size you NEED depends on the mattress, bed frame and the "look" you desire for the bed to be covered.

To learn more, read  "Estimate the Quilt Sizes Needed for YOUR Bed", to help you figure out the right size for the bed you plan to cover.

I've also prepared a worksheet, a "cheat sheet" if you will, for estimating and recording this information.

Right-click to download my FREE Worksheet for Calculating Bed Quilt Sizes (print as many as you like!). It leads you step-by-step through the measurements and simple calculations you'll need to customize your quilt for your needs. Deal of the Day

Customizing a quilt pattern to your bed

Determining the quilt's size is only the first step in customizing a quilt pattern to your needs.

It's helpful to work through examples and there are a few on this site already. Click the links below to see them:

  • How to Calculate Irish Chain Quilt Fabric Yardage, Part 1

Other examples will be listed here and also on the individual design pages. An index of those pages can be found at Quilt Design 101.

 NEXT: Estimate the Quilt
Sizes Needed for YOUR Bed

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