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Steve Small
(lustreking) - F
Quilt Sizing on 06/29/2010 07:58:52 MDT Print View

I'm planning on making a down summer quilt, probably close to this design. I've never used a quilt before, so I don't know how to go about sizing it for me.

Are there any guides or guidelines for sizing a quilt with a drawstring footbox?

Edited by lustreking on 06/29/2010 07:59:26 MDT.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Quilt Sizing on 06/29/2010 08:20:04 MDT Print View

Steve,

http://enlightenedequipment.com/sizing.htm

There is also a quilt weight calculator spreadsheet on this same site.

Party On,

Newton

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Quilt Sizing on 06/29/2010 08:23:51 MDT Print View

If after checking out my site (listed above) you have any more questions just let me know. Even though i make quilts i always love to help people make their own.

-Tim

Steve Small
(lustreking) - F
Re: Quilt Sizing on 07/01/2010 11:27:02 MDT Print View

Hi Tim,

I actually did check out your page on quilt sizing (also played with your spreadsheet), but assumed that your recommendations were for a finished quilt size. I'm not sure how much length is lost when you gather the foot with a drawstring.

Any thoughts?

-Steve

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Re: Quilt Sizing on 07/01/2010 11:42:11 MDT Print View

i think my site covers that also.

I add 4" to user height for synthetic and 6" for down. i add 2" to my dims for seams (1" seam allowance) but sew at 1/2"- 3/4"(1/2" for down 3/4" for synthetic) to assure that i am always bigger than i need to be.

-Tim

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
overstuff on 07/01/2010 11:55:12 MDT Print View

If you use baffle heights that are shorter than loft heights, remember to factor in linear shrinkage! For instance, a sew thru quilt with 1.75" loft will lose 6-10" depending on length.



Using shorter baffles has advantages though, I like to do them atleast 25% shorter than desired loft. It add a better aesthetic and provides greater down control (less prone to shifting together and leaving unequal loft areas).

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: overstuff on 07/01/2010 12:00:43 MDT Print View

i use baffles 1/4" narrower than the desired loft. For me this give the desired control, aesthetic and limits the amount of length lost to loft. Also the 6" length addition mentioned above helps to mitigate the length lost to loft issue.

-Tim