Follow these instructions to measure a bed and determine the finished size of your quilt.� When measuring, have the blankets, sheets and pillows on the bed that will be used with the quilt.
"Drop" is the part of the quilt that extends over the edge of the mattress.
"Tuck" is the part of the quilt that folds under the pillows should you want your quilt to cover them. It can be shallow *10") or deep (20").
Note: The amount of quilting done and the type of batting used can result in a 3 to 5% loss in the overall size of the quilt, so plan accordingly.
Measure the mattress width and add twice the drop length. For a comforter-size finished project, measure from the top of the mattress to slightly past its lower edge to figure the drop length. For a coverlet, measure from the top of the bed to the bottom of the bed rail. For a bedspread, measure from the top of the mattress to just above the floor.
If you want the quilt to cover your pillows, measure the mattress legnth, then add one drop length plus 10" to 20" for the pillow tuck. The exact amount to add will depend on the size and fullness of your pillows and the depth of your tuck. If you do not want your quilt to go over your pillows, measure the mattress length and add one drop length.