All The Sewing Sizes You Need To Know!

 

How many times have I searched for the recommended size for a quilt, and cocktail napkin or a tea towel? Too many to count! Which is why I have made this list of standard sewing sizes as a reference for myself (and you!) for future sewing projects.

All sizes listed below are in inches.The dimensions listed here are the most common finished sizes of quilts, pillows, napkins, etc. that you might buy in a store. When using these sizes to plan your sewing project, be sure to allow for the sizes of trims and hems which are NOT included in these dimensions. For example, if the finished listed size below says 12′ square, you will need to cut your fabric 13.5 in x 13.5 in and plan for a 3/4 inch hem on all sides.

Hope this saves you time as it has for me and inspired new, easy DIY sewing projects too!

 

Standard Baby and Toddler Quilt Sizes

  • Toddler or Crib Quilt: 36 x 50″
  • Decorative Sham: 12 x 16″
  • Fitted Crib Sheet: 26 x 53″; for mattresses up to 8″ deep
  • Crib Skirt – 28 x 52″: (this assumes a 16″ skirt from the top of the mattress)
  • Quilted Crib Bumper: 10″ x 158″

Baby Quilt Crib Bedding Sizes

 

Quilt Sizes For Adult Beds

Here you will find the finished sizes for all standard bed quilts (twin, queen, king, etc.)

  • Twin: 68 x 86″
  • Full/Queen: 92 x 88″
  • King/Cal. King: 108 x 92″

crib twin queen king quilt size

 

Duvet Cover Sizes

  • Twin Duvet Cover: 68″ x 86″
  • Full/Queen Duvet Cover: 92″ x 88″
  • King or California King Duvet Cover: 108″ x 92″

duvet cover size

Sham sizes

  • Standard: 20″ x 26″
  • Euro: 26″ square
  • Flange: 2″ wide

 

Blanket and Throw Sizes

  • Size of a throw: 50″ x 60″:  (although you will occasionally find longer throws that are 50″ x 70″) Knit blankets are often a little bigger – like 55″ x 80″
  • Picnic blanket size: 50 inches x 75 inches

 


Standard Napkin, Tea Towel, and Handkerchief Sizes

  • Cocktail: 10″ square
  • Dinner: 20″ square
  • Handkerchief size 12.5″ x 12.5″
  • Tea towel size: 16.5″ x 24.5″

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Towel Sizes

  • Washcloth: 12″ square
  • Hand Towel: 20 x 30″
  • Bath Towel: 28 x 55″

 

Mat and Coaster Sizes

  • Place mat sizes 14″ x 20″
  • Mug Rug Size; 5″ x 7″
  • Quilted Coaster Size: 4′ x 4′

 

Standard Tablecloth Sizes:

Square/Rectangular Tablecloth Sizes

  • 70″ square
  • 70 x 90″
  • 70 x 108″
  • Hem: 1″ wide

 Round/Oval Tablecloth Sizes

  • 90″ round
  • 70 x 108″ oval
  • Hem: 0.25″ wide

Decorative Throw Pillow Sizes

  • Euro: 26 x 26”
  • Standard: 20 x 26”
  • King: 20 x 36”
  • Lumbar: 12 x 24″, 14 x 36” and 16 x 26″
  • Bolster: 8 x 30” and 12 x 60″
  • Neckroll: 6 x 16″
  • Square: 18″ x 18″ and 20″ x 20″
  • Boudoir: 12 x 16”

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