King Bed Quilt Information

King bed quilt sizes can vary so you need to work out the exact size you want to make, 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 Tammy

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" (6.5cm)

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 find out 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.

King Quilt Reference Guide in inches

Measurements are approximate and given for standard US mattresses

(Width X Length)

Drops are on
3 sides

King Mattress
(76 x 80)

Batting

Backing
Fabric

Binding
Double Fold

with 10" drop
& 10" tuck

96 x 100

98 x 102

8 5/8 yds

7/8 yd

With 15" drop
& 10" tuck

106 x 105

108 x 107

8 5/8 yds

1 yd

With 20" drop
& 10" tuck

116 x 110

118 x 112

10 1/4 yds

1 1/8 yd


King Quilt Reference Guide in cm

Measurements are approximate and given for standard European/Australasian mattresses

(Width X Length)

Drops are on
3 sides

King Mattress
(183 x 203)

Batting

Backing
Fabric

Binding
Double Fold

with 25cm drop
& 25cm tuck

233 x 253

238 x 258

7.8m

.9m

With 38cm drop
& 25cm tuck

259 x 266

264 x 271

8.7m

1m

With 50cm drop
& 25cm tuck

283 x 278

288 x 283

9.3m

1m


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