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What size do you guys make your quilts?   General Discussion

Started 10/10/21 by MelRN; 1295 views.
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CC (ccase5)

From: CC (ccase5)

10/11/21

I find i need at least a 15 inch drop on the sides. If i go 20 inches which is what i would prefer, my corners then drape on the floor. Tripping hazard! So i always watch that. or make curved corners!
CC (ccase5)

From: CC (ccase5)

10/11/21

Oh rats!!! I could have folded up the corners on my lovey too large purple bedspread!! I gave it away. sigh.

I like using a king-sized quilt on my queen bed.  I don't like using a dust ruffle at all.  A king gives me just the right length of "drop" for my queen bed, as I don't like the quilt to hang too close to the floor.  (I have a timed "night light" under the bed, like for short trips to the bathroom.)  But also, the adjustable bed that I bought last year is significantly taller than a "regular" bed, and I have to use a little step-stool to get into the bed without straining.  Yikes!  (I have stayed at hotels where it was difficult to get UP into the beds!)  So, I would need to measure very carefully to allow for height, and add even more inches to a "normal" king-sized quilt, if I wanted it to fall closer to the floor.  

latterberry

From: latterberry

10/11/21

My bed at home is not all that tall.  I'm 5 ft and can sit down with my feet touching. I just got back from a road trip and each motel I stayed at had beds that I had to climb to get up on!.  Falling out could have caused some major damage.

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

10/11/21

I kind of wonder why they have gotten so tall.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

10/11/21

Good question.

I joked with DH that it's a plot against the elderly who are getting shorter in their senior years.

Well, mine is tall for a couple of reasons:  (1) a taller mattress than I have ever had before; and (2) the mechanical workin's of the adjustable bed is under there, and the platform on which the mattress sits is tall.  If I had it to do over again, I might not buy an adjustable bed after all.  It's nifty and all, but not very easy to turn over when you fall asleep with the head elevated.  If I want to turn to sleep on one side or the other, or if I want to simply get out of bed, I have to reach for the remote and push "flat" so I can do either one of those things.  It's difficult to get leverage to move around or get out of the bed.  I might rather have a "regular" flat bed again, but the massage feature is really nice.  Ahhhhhhh!  

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

10/11/21

Thanks for the info, good to know if ever decide to get a new bed.

Jo

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

10/12/21

Lol, while on my trip last week, we stayed in a B&B.  Our bedroom had a poster bed so tall, that they provided a step that I had to use and still get upon my tip toes!

and the trip before that, had a tall bed!  No step.  So, I had to step on the wooden bed frame to climb in!  I was glad we were only on that place for one night!  We laughed that hubby was going to hav3to lif5 me into bed!  Lol…

viola (sissly4)

From: viola (sissly4)

10/13/21

I wonder why they are making them so high.That how our bed was to.So when I move I said  to  Nathan I want a low one.

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