There are so many mattress sizes out there and it seems almost like no two are the same. There are also many quilt sizes and discussions as to why they are the size they are. Well, here are some ideas to getting the perfect size. Measure your mattress top (length and width) and also, the deepness of the mattress. Please include these dimensions for the perfect quilt.
We like the look of a bed quilt with a pillow tuck (a nice clean look), and with an even hang at the sides and foot, enough to cover the mattress depth. Sort of a cross between the classic comforter (a short hang on sides and foot and no pillow tuck) and old school bedspread (heavy drape at sides and foot, almost to the floor, with a pillow tuck).
These are the general sizes of our quilts:
Accent Throw 40"x60"
Couch Quilt/ Throw 48"x72"
Our two sizes of Throws can be a very versatile. The smaller size can be also a baby quilt, couch throw, chair throw. The larger throw size can drape nicely at the end of any bed, or fully cover a Twin, Full, and Queen mattress as a coverlet, or cover the back of most couches.