Sizing up our Summer Lightweight Bedspreads

Saffron Marigold - Updated: October 30, 2018

Our lightweight bedspreads are more like lightweight sheets meant to cover the mattress with just enough overhang. This article should help ensure that our bedspreads are right for your needs. Customers who are looking for a traditional coverlets, i.e. quilted or mid-weight spreads that cover the entire bed and go all the way to the floor, find our bedspreads small in size for their needs.

How to measure the size of the bedspread you need:

Measure and jot down the following measurements: height of bed, size and thickness of mattress, fabric drop you need on the top, bottom & sides of the bed.

Our bedspreads go through multiple rounds of washing and are pre-shrunk. If you follow the wash and care instructions, the bedspreads will maintain their size. However, the nature of cotton is that it shrinks, especially if subjected to high temperature washing & drying. So you may want to consider buying a bedspread a little bigger in size.

Check the actual bedspread measurements against the size of the bed. There doesn’t seem to be any standard in terms of bedspread sizing and naming. Our finished bedspreads are sized as following (all measurements in Inches):

  • King Bedspreads: 90″ height, 108″ width
  • Queen Bedspreads: 90″ height, 90″ width
  • Twin Bedspreads: 90″ height, 70″ width

Bedspread illustrations:

Below are illustrations on how our bedspreads fit. All of these assume your bed and mattress are of a standard size i.e. Mattress thickness: 7″, Bed height from mattress top: 18″

Twin Bedspread over a Twin Mattress

Twin mattress 39″ x 75″
Mattress thickness: 7″
Bed height from Mattress top: 25″
Finished bedspread size: 70″ x 90″
Overhang top & bottom: 7.5
overhang sides: 15″

twin_bedspread_on_twin_mattress

Queen Bedspread over a Queen Mattress

Queen mattress 60″ x 80″
Mattress thickness: 7″
Bed height from Mattress top: 25″
Finished bedspread size: 90″ x 90″
Overhang top: none
Overhang bottom: 20″
overhang sides: 15″

As you can see in the illustration below, you will need pillows (shams, euros, throws etc.) to cover the top part of your bed. If your requirement is for the bedspread to cover the entire bed including the shams on top, this size will not work for you. However, if you like a layered look on your bed with a variety of pillows, this bedspread will work well.

You can find our lightweight summer Twin bedspreads here.

queen_bedspread_on_queen_mattress

Queen Bedspread over a Full Mattress

Full mattress 54″ x 75″
Mattress thickness: 7″
Bed height from Mattress top: 25″
Finished bedspread size: 90″ x 90″
Overhang top & bottom: 7.5″
overhang sides: 17.5″

You can find our lightweight Queen summer bedspreads here.

queen_bedspread_on_full_mattress

King bedspread over Cal-King mattress

King mattress 72″ x 84″
Mattress thickness: 7″
Bed height from Mattress top: 25″
Finished bedspread size: 108″ x 90″
Overhang top: none
Overhang bottom: 16″
overhang sides: 18″

As you can see in the illustration below, you will need pillows (shams, euros, throws etc.) to cover the top part of your bed. If your requirement is for the bedspread to cover the entire bed including the shams on top, this size will not work for you. However, if you like a layered look on your bed with a variety of pillows, this bedspread will work well.

Our lightweight King summer bedspreads come with hand quilting and without. The hand quilted summer bedspreads can be found here. The regular summer king bedspreads can be found here.

king_bedspread_on_calking_mattress

King bedspread over King mattress

King mattress 76″ x 80″
Mattress thickness: 7″
Bed height from Mattress top: 25″
Finished bedspread size: 108″ x 90″
Overhang top: none
Overhang bottom: 20″
overhang sides: 16″

As you can see in the illustration below, you will need pillows (shams, euros, throws etc.) to cover the top part of your bed. If your requirement is for the bedspread to cover the entire bed including the shams on top, this size will not work for you. However, if you like a layered look on your bed with a variety of pillows, this bedspread will work well.

Our lightweight King summer bedspreads come with hand quilting and without. The hand quilted summer bedspreads can be found here. The regular summer king bedspreads can be found here.

king_bedspread_on_king_mattress

King Bedspread over Queen Mattress

Queen mattress 60″ x 80″
Mattress thickness: 7″
Bed height from Mattress top: 25″
Finished bedspread size: 108″ x 90″
Overhang top: none
Overhang bottom: 20″
overhang sides: 24″

As you can see in the illustration below, you will need pillows (shams, euros, throws etc.) to cover the top part of your bed. If your requirement is for the bedspread to cover the entire bed including the shams on top, this size will not work for you. However, if you like a layered look on your bed with a variety of pillows, this bedspread will work well.

Our lightweight King summer bedspreads come with hand quilting and without. The hand quilted summer bedspreads can be found here. The regular summer king bedspreads can be found here.

King bedspread on queen mattress

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  1. A friend is looking for a lightweight bedspread….does not have a computer….has tried all the major dept stores…..do you have a catalog you could mail her??

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