Oh, and loved your post too……???? First, what size are the standard mattresses: Thanks for all the helpful information. Many quilts are designed with borders on all four sides. There are so many good ones out there too.
What a sweet compliment! Definitely not an English major; just an art major with a deep dread of all writing assignments. I come from a family of writers and spent most of my school days manipulating one family member or another into writing for me. Then what would you say? The commas get me every time. My sister has an excellent grasp of grammar. Thanks for all the great information about quilting. I am a beginner and would like to make a rag quilt for a baby.
Can you help me? To make a Suzy — Your suggestion to Eve is off by a bit. Your math forgot to include seam allowances if using a charm pack.
I am from India and traditional Indian quilting is a very very old tradition here and different parts of India make distinctly different types of quilts.. I, too, enjoyed reading something literate as well as interesting. Good use of photographs to illustrate your points, too.
I hope your blog is monetized. You deserve to be paid for your hard work. Appreciate that and have just started dabbling in monetization. If you have any tips, let me know! I look quite often as to quilt sizes, but the problem I have is I have a California king bed and I have never found quilt patterns for that size of bed maybe Cal King is just a west coast thing!
Are you looking for an extra long twin size quilt pattern? If so, and since that is not a typical quilt size found in patterns, I would suggest using the dimensions found in this blog post and altering a quilt pattern to fit. A simple way to do that is using a pattern that uses the same block as a repeat — eg. Good luck and happy sewing! I have a few longarm quilters that I recommend. Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting is wonderful and so fast. Crinklelove is also wonderful for all-over patterns.
And Mary of See Mary Quilt is a genius at custom quilting. I made my husband a couch quilt which is a big hit. What size do you suggest I cut my squares? That really depends on how many squares you would like to cut — the larger the squares, the fewer to cut and sew.
How wide do you start with the fabric? I am asking for any advice on a quilting machine I can get. I am fairly new to quilting but would like to quilt my own.
I am not interested in having a long arm as mt space is really limited. But I do not know how to investigate other options. I would really appreciate any advice or suggestions I can get. A lot of domestic sewing machines have an extra long throat space and really great quilting stitch options. This amazing free motion feature regulates tension and stitch width with such amazing accuracy, you can feel like a free-motion pro without really being one. You may want to check it out — https: Let me know if you have any more questions and feel free to email — suzy suzyquilts.
Very useful information, many thanks for sharing….! Love the quilts, btw — fabulous…. I have to chuckle about you story on your heritage. I went through the same thing. I never could figure out why the adults would burst I to laughter when I told them that. I have a question if someone could please help me. My aunt and I are making a baby quilt for my baby girl coming in November. The batting for the quilt is 45in x 60in.
I have 4 different fabrics to make the patches. My question is what measurements should each patch be? Thank you for your help. Unless you want the quilt to just be four rectangles, I would suggest picking a quilt pattern and using those fabrics according to the pattern. As an example, you could make with the Fishing Net pattern or Triangle Jitters pattern with that many fabrics.
The Medallion quilt in your post was made by international quilt designer, author, educator Gwen Marston. Credit for this masterpiece should be noted for the readers. Hi Suzy-Q, Excellent website. Have you made a T-shirt quilt? I have found sites that will make one for you but too expensive for me.
I have lots of time but no experience quilting. Any tips or knowledge you can pass along would be greatly appreciated. When it comes to T-shirt quilts I have a couple tips. Next, some of those shirts may be jersey or a combination of jersey and cotton. For more info on sewing with stretchier fabrics, check out this post on quilting with jersey.
I looked up a pattern and their Queen size was 88 x 88? I love your Triangle Jitters and for some crazy reason your largest size is Twin where clearly the pattern is screaming it needs to be on my Queen size. However on the pattern info it says it comes with a cheat sheet to make any size. FYI I enjoy your Instagram feeds! Hi Lisa, The cheat sheet is mega simple because it helps you convert the half square triangles into any size.
You can use the cheat sheet in the pattern, or any of these three options found here — https: Hi may name is Marilyn and I was trying to find a place that could make me a quilt for a christmas gift this year. I am not sure where to even begin though and was hoping I could get some ideas and quotas? The quilt I was thinking of is a boise state broncos quilt.
Hi Marilyn, I only make custom quilts that are based on my own quilt designs. If you send me an email, though, I could give you a list of other quilters who may be interested. I want to make my son a quilt for Christmas. I have never made a quilt before, so I am not sure what to do. He has a queen size bed, but he is also almost, if not close, to 6 feet tall.
Hi Patricia, I recommend piecing the quilt yourself and then hiring a longarm quilter to quilt it for you. Quilt book authors have different opinions on the sizes of quilts for different standard bed sizes.
I've gone through a number of quilt books and have collected some of the numbers for you to compare. First, what size are the standard mattresses: Crib mattress sizes vary, check on the new baby's bed size if you can. Also, don't forget to think about the height of the mattress as well.
This will affect how much overhang you choose to add. Standard mattresses are " thick, but some extra thick ones may be as high as ". 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.
This batting information is also included in the downloadable chart. 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.
It leads you step-by-step through the measurements and the simple calculations you'll need to customize your quilt for your needs. You love the pattern, but it's meant for your master bedroom and it just doesn't fit the bed right. Determining the quilt's size is only the first step in customizing a quilt pattern to your needs.
After the needed changes to the pattern, you'll need to rework yardage requirements. It's helpful to work through examples and there are a few on this site already. Click the links below to see them:. Other examples will be listed here and also on the individual design pages.
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. Quilts come in all shapes and sizes. As far as quilts are concerned, there is no “right” size. Some are square, some rectangular, some of mine have accidentally become rhombus in shape. 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.