What size do you make queen size quilts? The mattress top is 60″ x 80″. The sides of my mattress are about 12″. So, if I make a top that’s 84″ wide, that would just cover the edges of the mattress if the quilt is totally centered. I believe 90″ x 94″ wide is a good width.
But, what about the length? I don’t put my quilts over the pillows but I fold the top back so a portion (about 16″) of the back side is showing, then fold it back to the top edge covers the back side. Make sense? I doubt it but there’s about 8″ double folded. Then I put pillows and throw pillows on top. So, when we get in bed, we have enough covers without having to tug on them. That means that with the 80″ mattress, the 15 or so inches at the bottom and the approximately 16 extra inches at the top, the length of my quilt should be in the 111″ to 114″ range.
That length seems huge and I’m always trying to shorten it in my head. When I’m quilting for others, I rarely see quilts this big. Am I making my queen quilts longer than they have to be?
I guess the bigger question today is . . do I quilt or do I go up to the orchard and get more apples?