I need your expert advice...

Sunday, March 18, 2012 2 Comments »

I am working on a king-sized quilt.  It need it to be generously sized, not skimpy.  So how big should it be?   What is a good proportion for an inner and outer border?


howdidIgethere said...

Chart with standard mattress sizes says:
King Size Mattress: 76"x80"
Calif. King Size Mattress: 72"x84"

How many inches drop do you want? Probably at least 12" on both sides and bottom, perhaps less on top, though if you want a pillow-tuck, you'll need the same 12". Add 24" to both dimensions:
King: 100" x 104"
Cal.King: 96" x 108"

YMMV, of course.

Paula TheQuilter said...

I like a plentiful drop for my bed, so I make quilts about 120x120 for a QUEEN bed. Yes, you read that correctly. Are you having it machine quilted? Consider the maximum width the quilter can handle.