Lightweight Bedspreads: The Right One In The Right Size

Saffron Marigold - Updated: September 20, 2021

Our lightweight bedspreads, sometimes known as summer bedspreads or Indian bedspreads, aren’t your standard bedspreads. For starters, each one is block printed by hand with designs intended to bring you on a journey to places real or imagined. In other words, each handmade bedspread is a functional work of art.  Beyond their beauty, however, a Saffron Marigold lightweight bedspread is indeed light in weight.

This guide will help you make sure that our bedspreads are right for your needs. If you’re looking for a traditional coverlet (i.e. quilted or mid-weight spreads that cover the entire bed and go all the way to the floor), then you might find our bedspreads too lightweight or small for your needs.

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How to measure your bed for a bedspread 

Measure and jot down the following measurements:

  • height of bed
  • size and thickness of mattress
  • and the fabric drop you want for the top, bottom & sides of the bed.

You may want to consider buying a slightly larger bedspread because cotton is prone to shrinking, especially if subjected to high temperature washing & drying. With that in mind, even though our pre-shrunk cotton bedspreads undergo multiple rounds of washing, it’s still important to follow the wash and care instructions provided. 

Our finished bedspreads are sized as follows (all measurements in Inches):

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

How our lightweight bedspreads fit

Below are illustrations on how our bedspreads fit. All of these assume your bed and mattress are standard size (i.e. 7″ thick mattress, 18″ tall from the top of the mattress). 

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″

A standard twin bed is 75″ long, and our twin bedspreads are 90″ long, so you’ll have a generous drop on the sides and overhang at the top and bottom. 

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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″
Drop at sides: 15″

As you can see in the illustration below, you will need pillows to cover the top part of your bed. This size will work beautifully if you prefer a bed with a layered look and pillows. However, if you want your lightweight bedspread to cover the entire bed including the pillows, then this size won’t work. 

Find lightweight twin bedspreads here.

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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″
Drop at the sides: 17.5″

You can find our lightweight queen 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″
Drop at sides: 18″

As you can see in the illustration below, you’ll need pillows to cover the top part of your bed. If you want the bedspread to cover the whole bed–pillows included–then this size won’t work. However, if you like a layered look on your bed with a variety of pillows, then this lightweight king-sized bedspread will work just fine.

We offer lightweight king-sized summer bedspreads as coverlets and quilted bedspreads. Find the hand-quilted summer bedspreads here, and shop regular lightweight king bedspreads 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″
Drop at the sides: 16″

As you’ll see in the illustration below, you need pillows to cover the top part of your bed. If you want the bedspread to cover the whole bed, pillows included, then this size won’t work for you. However, if you like a layered look on your bed with a variety of pillows, this bedspread will work just fine.

We offer lightweight king-sized summer bedspreads as coverlets and quilted bedspreads. Find the hand-quilted summer bedspreads here, and shop regular lightweight king bedspreads here.

measuring lightweight bedspreads

 

 

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″
Drop at the sides: 24″

The illustration below depicts how your queen mattress will look with our lightweight king-size bedspreads. You will need pillows to cover the top part of your bed. If you like a layered look, then this bedspread will be perfect for you. However, if you want the bedspread to cover the entire bed and cover the pillows, too, then this size won’t work for you. 

We offer lightweight king-sized summer bedspreads as coverlets and quilted bedspreads. Find the hand-quilted summer bedspreads here, and shop regular lightweight king bedspreads here.

measuring a 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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