Quilters learn one important fact about the art of quilting when they create their first quilt — when it comes to quilts there is no right size.
Quilts come in all shapes and sizes, so when it comes to determining the size, the main questions to answer are, what or who are you making the quilt for?
And how are you going to make it work for that project?
Even though quilts come in standard sizes, other factors can influence the size of your quilt.
Mattress size is always a factor in the final size, so the final size of your quilt can be 4″ to 8″ different than the standard size.
You usually have to add length to your quilt so it hangs over the edge of the mattress properly.
The other factors that impact the size of your quilt are the backing and the batting.
The size of the backing and the batting depends on how you want your quilt to look, so those factors may not be on a quilt size chart.