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Old 02-23-2012, 04:45 PM   #1
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What size Quilt?

I'm going to see if I can find somebody to make a quilt for the trailer. My question is how much bigger than the mattress should the quilt be since you dont need as much "hangover" as on a normal bed. The quilt will be tucked in at the foot and one side and probably want a little over hang on the front edge. Dont want a lot of quilt bulk tucked under the matress so is there a rule of thumb as to how many inches to allow extra or those that have made custom bedding for your trailer remember the size and do you like it?

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Old 02-23-2012, 05:13 PM   #2
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When my wife makes a quilt she goes to a store that sells quilts and looks at the measurements on the wrapper of the size she wants. She's on the brink of starting a quilt for the full size bed in our Egg Camper. We've bought a number of tee shirts from places where we've been especially for a quilt top. She made the same kind of quilt for our queen size bed in our Kodiak. With an instruction book you could make your own. Think of the pride in doing that. No special talent needed. Everybody who anything starts out knowing nothing and learn by trial & error, by a book, or with help from a friend.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:32 PM   #3
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Ya, I was contemplating attempting one. Dont think I'd want all the extra quilt bunched up under the cushions though for sleeping if I went by the store bought sizing since the beds in the trailers are much smaller and we dont need the overhang. I was hoping for some rule of thumb like 24" wider/longer than the bed etc. There are some really pretty star patterns I like but they look intricate so I'd better start off simple. Wish I had somebody local to teach me. I've taken the beginner classes at our local JoAnns but sewing a pillow or a pair of elastic waisted shorts isn't going to help much, lol. My local Community College doesnt offer any kind of sewing or even cooking classes as we looked into it for my daughter awhile back. Guess these are dying arts.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:42 PM   #4
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Smaller quilt...look at the, for example queen size specs in the store and, on the package, look at the finished size. Use that for a guide and add the extra to the size of your bed. Maybe there's a quilters club near you. Lots of those around the country. Friends of ours live in Belen, NM (not a big town) and she belongs to two or three clubs. Or find a quilting store. They usually give lessons. Good luck.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:49 PM   #5
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Thanks! Didnt know about Quilting Clubs!
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Debbie said that she made this one square since there is no need for overhang at the ends, Our bed is 54"X78".....
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:31 PM   #7
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I am a quilter and have made quilts for my kids, grandkids and i own a 1984 uhaul and a 1946 teardrop that I have also made quilts for, its not cheap, to make a double quilt with good fabric, not jo-anns fabrics but quilt shop quality, 100% cotton, the fabric would cost at least $100, plus you put what we call batting in the middle, another $30, backing another $50 and then you have to machine quilt it around $80 and i was told by my quilt teacher you should at least double your cost for labor so a double size quilt would cost around $550.00 to have one custom made. but you can go into pennys or llbeans and buy one from china alot cheaper. For the size you want to keep in mind your body will take up some of the width so dont think if your mattress measures 54 you need a quilt 54 because you have to take in consideration your body will take some of it. I also teach quilt making up here in n.y. and have a good sewing machine, bernina and a jonome and all the tools such as rulers, cutters cutting mat etc so there is much more to quilting than people realize. my machine cost me $3300.00 alone.
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nice quilt debbie
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:46 PM   #9
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Hi; an easy way to make a quilt is to go to Walmart or a fabric store, buy the fabric that is already laid out in blocks and just put a back and some batting between. Put right sides of the front and back together with the batting between, pin it and sew around the outside edges leaving an opening to turn it right side out. After it is turned tie it with yarn or thread in rows about 6 to 8 inches apart. Also you can take two pieces of that soft velor type fabric. Cut in 3 inches around all sides of both pieces then lay one on top the other and knot the top one to the bottom one. This could also be used as a blanket, and you will not need to put a quilt on the bed, it saves time when making up the bed. As for the size of the quilt. I would measure the top of the bed and add about
8 inches to the width, so it can hang over the one side. It is difficult to tuck blankets in against the wall side. For the length it depends on if you want to cover the pillows so you will need to figure out how much extra it takes to go around the pillows. Also if you do a google search on quilt making you will find a lot of instructions out there. Good luck with your quilt
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Thanks, Floyd! So if your bed dimensions are 54X78, how much bigger did she make the quilt?
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Melissa, when I did my bedding I made it the length of the bed - if you dont want the quilt it to go all the way up to the head of the bed when the bed is made up this leaves you enough to tuck in at the bottom to keep your toes warm. To the width I added on each side the thickness of the bed plus another 5" each side (in my case that was an additional 20" to the total width of the bed) . This give me enough to tuck it in on the wall side as well as the open side & it allows for a bit of tossing and turning without loosing all the covers -its not to bulky to tuck in. In Floyd's photo the quilt is tucked under on the open side - I do the same on mine as I think it looks better and if left hanging it can get in the way when sliding the storage cubes in and out under the bed.
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Debbie said that she made this one square since there is no need for overhang at the ends, Our bed is 54"X78".....
How cute - Debbie has nice taste Floyd!!
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I would suggest taking a queen sized sheet and making up the bed as you would with a quilt. Then turn the edges under until you get it to the length and width that you are happy with. Don't forget to get in bed under the cover to check that you still have enough once the bodies are in place
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Thanks Carol Ann, that's an easy solution and I already have queen sheets!
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