Single Bed Quilt Information

Having decided to make a single bed quilt you now need to work out the exact size you want to make it, how much batting you will need and how much backing fabric to use. My fabric guide is on the generous side. This allows for fabric width discrepancies, removal of salvages and shrinkage variations from prewashing your fabric. Photo courtesy of Sonjalovas

The information in the chart below is a guide only. I have based my calculations on the following data:

* 45" (115cm) wide fabric

* fabric is being cut with a rotary cutter

* fabric is washed

* batting is 2" (5cm) wider on all sides

* backing fabric is 6" (15cm) wider on all sides

* binding is double fold, cut width 2 1/2" (6.5)


When purchasing fabrics for my own quilts I always buy a bit more than I need as I have sometimes run out and gone back to the shop for more fabric only to be told they have sold out! How much extra fabric to buy is not always easy to determine. There are several ways of buying extra fabric:

* Buy an extra 1/4yd (25cm)

* Buy an extra fat quarter

I now prefer to have leftover fabric - it comes in handy if I change my mind about the design or make a mistake when either cutting or sewing.


Twin Bed Quilt Reference Guide in inches

Measurements are approximate and given for standard US mattresses

(Width X Length)

Drops are on
3 sides

Twin Mattress
(39 x 75)

Batting

Backing
Fabric

Binding
Double Fold

with 10" drop
& 10" tuck

59 x 95

61 x 97

5 3/4 yds

7/8 yd

With 15" drop
& 10" tuck

69 x 100

71 x 102

6 yds

7/8 yd

With 20" drop
& 10" tuck

79 x 105

81 x 107

7 1/4 yds

1 yd

Single Bed Quilt Reference Guide in cm

Measurements are approximate and given for standard European/Australasian mattresses

(Width X Length)

Drops are on
3 sides

Single Mattress
(92 x 190)

Batting

Backing
Fabric

Binding
Double Fold

with 25cm drop
& 25cm tuck

142 x 240

147 x 245

5.4m

.8m

With 38cm drop
& 25cm tuck

168 x 253

173 x 258

5.6m

.8m

With 50cm drop
& 25cm tuck

192 x 265

197 x 270

6m

.9m


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