How to Measure Bedding

When measuring for a throw or a fitted bedspread, you will need to provide two figures: total width and total length. These are calculated as follows:

Total Width = (A) + (C) + (C)
Total Length = (B) + (C)


(A) = Width of Bed
(B) = Length of Bed
(C) = Drop
(D) = Width of Box Spring
(E) = Length of Box Spring
(F) = Height of Box Spring

Measuring a bed

A minimum of 15" should be added to length (B) if a pillow tuck is desired. For coverlet style spreads, reduce drop (C) so the bed skirt can be seen. Outline quilted bedcoverings with lengths exceeding 116" must be made with a reverse wrap.

Standard Bed Sizes

Twin 39" x 72"
Double 54" x 72"
Oversize Double 54" x 80"
Queen 60" x 80"
King 78" x 80"