Solid Pattern Quilts Bedspreads Coverlets

A quilt or coverlet serves not only as a source of warmth but also as a decorative statement in your bedroom. The loft, or thickness, of the quilt or coverlet will affect its insulating power. Sizing the bedspread or coverlet correctly can also influence the overall look of your bedroom.

What is the difference between a quilt, coverlet, and bedspread?

A bedspread hangs down along the sides of the bed and nearly touches the floor. A quilt is a bed covering that features plain or decorative stitching that holds the top, backing, and filling in place. A coverlet extends only to the edges of the mattress. It is often more decorative than functional.

What are the measurements for a quilt, coverlet, or bedspread?

When you shop for a quilt, coverlet or other bedding, you should first determine the size of your bed. Standard measurements for each mattress size are as follows:

  • Twin: 38 by 75 inches
  • Double or Full: 54 by 75 inches
  • Queen: 60 by 80 inches
  • King: 76 by 80 inches
  • California King: 72 by 84 inches
What size bedspread corresponds to the above bed sizes?

Because a bedspread is typically much larger than your mattress top, consider the fabric type and weight when choosing your choice of covering. For larger beds, a heavy fabric can be unwieldy, while slippery fabric such as satin can slide off the bed. The following are standard sizes for each type of bed topper:

  • Twin: 80 by 110 inches
  • Double or Full: 96 by 110 inches
  • Queen: 102 by 120 inches
  • King: 118 by 120 inches
  • California King: 114 by 118 inches
What are the dimensions of quilts for standard bed sizes?

Quilts, in general, do not extend to the floor but partway along the sides of your mattress, to the top of the boxspring. Sometimes, people use a bed skirt on the box spring so that the bed appears fully dressed. The filling inside the quilt is usually very lightweight but it can be quite warm, especially if it contains wool or polyester batting. The dimensions of quilts are as follows:

  • Twin: 70 by 90 inches
  • Full or Double: 90 by 90 inches
  • Queen: 90 by 90 inches
  • King: 100 by 90 inches
  • California King: 120 by 105 inches
What size coverlet fits each standard mattress?

A coverlet should be approximately the same size as the mattress. It is typically a light layer that is not reversible. A knit or lightly quilted coverlet can double as lap rug or decorative sofa throw too. Coverlets can also come with other bedding, including quilts, comforters, and shams in the corresponding size.