Discovering the Perfect Dimensions: How Many Yards is a Queen Size Blanket?


Queen size blankets are a popular bedding choice, offering warmth and comfort. To make sure it fits your bed, you must know its yard measurements. Each brand and style has different yard sizes, usually ranging from 7 to 10 yards in length and width. Before buying, always check the specs provided by the seller.

I’ll tell you a story – Sarah didn’t do that. She bought a queen size blanket without checking its exact measurements. When she got it home, she found it too small for her bed. Exchanging it was a hassle. This shows us how important it is to know the yard size when buying bedding items.

Understanding Queen Size Blankets

Queen size blankets are popular for those who want extra comfort in their bedroom. Designed for queen size beds, they bring warmth and coverage. Let’s take a look at the details.

Queen size blankets are:

Dimensions Width (in inches) Length (in inches)
Queen Size 90 – 92 88 – 90

Width is 90-92 inches, length is 88-90. Enough material to tuck in sides for a neat look. Measurements can vary depending on brand or manufacturer. Materials can be cotton, fleece, or wool.

Consider climate, desired warmth, and personal preferences when choosing. Also, look at the bedroom decor. To keep quality and extend lifespan, follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Wash and air-dry regularly.

Measuring Queen Size Blankets

Queen size blankets come with helpful yard measurements for those who want the perfect fit. Generally, 90 inches wide and 90 inches long, or 2.5 yards by 2.5 yards, is the standard for a queen size blanket. To get an even clearer picture, check out this table:

Measurement Inches Yards
Width 90 2.5
Length 90 2.5

These measurements make sure the entire queen size mattress is covered. Whether buying or making a blanket, these measurements can be useful. But, remember to double-check the specs when shopping – sizes may differ between brands and manufacturers.

Converting Yards to Feet

Yards and feet are both ways to measure length. Changing yards to feet is easy. Here’s how:

  1. Multiply yards by 3. It’s easy to know that one yard = 3 feet. So, 4 yards would be 4 x 3 = 12 feet.
  2. Use the conversion factor. The link between yards and feet can be 3:1. Multiply yards by this to get feet.
  3. Use measurement formulas. If you have the length in yards, convert to feet using Length (in feet) = Length (in yards) x 3.
  4. Round off decimals. If you have decimals, round off to the nearest whole number.

Remember: changing the unit doesn’t change the size! A calculator or conversion chart can help get accurate measurements when converting between yards and feet. Double-check your calculations for precision. It’s that simple!

Calculating Yards for a Queen Size Blanket

A table outlines the calculations needed for a Queen Size Blanket:

Measurement Dimensions (inches)
Width of the blanket 90
Length of the blanket 90
Seam allowance 1
Hem allowance 2

To calculate the total yardage, we add width, length, seam and hem allowances. Width and length both equal 90 inches. Add 1 inch for seam allowance and 2 inches for hem allowance. This makes:

Width: 90 + 1 + 1 = 92 inches

Length: 90 + 1 + 1 = 92 inches

Next, multiply the adjusted width and length in inches. This gives the total square inches:

Total Square Inches = Width × Length

= 92 × 92

= 8464 square inches

To get the required yardage, divide the total square inches by 36:

Required Yardage = Total Square Inches ÷ Total Square Inches in One Yard

= 8464 ÷ 36

≈ 234.78 yards (rounded to two decimal places)

Individual preferences and sewing techniques can change these calculations. The Spruce Crafts recommends adding extra yardage when buying fabric.


Queen size blankets come in varying dimensions. Usually, a queen size bed is 60×80 inches. But it’s important to check the product specs or ask the manufacturer for exact measurements.

There are also oversized queen blankets, which can be up to 90×100 inches. For those who want lots of fabric to snuggle in, these are a great option.

Also think about material when buying a queen size blanket. Choose between cozy flannel or lightweight cotton. Consider comfort and durability for a better sleep.

Frequently Asked Questions


Q1: How many yards is a queen size blanket?

A1: A queen size blanket typically measures around 90 inches by 90 inches, which is equivalent to 2.5 yards by 2.5 yards.

Q2: Can I use a different measurement unit to calculate the yardage for a queen size blanket?

A2: Yes, you can use other measurement units like meters or feet to calculate the yardage. To convert, 1 yard is approximately equal to 0.9144 meters and 3 feet.

Q3: Is the yardage measurement for a queen size blanket standard across different brands?

A3: The yardage measurement may vary slightly among different brands or manufacturers. It’s always a good idea to check the specific dimensions provided by the brand or seller.

Q4: Are there any other factors I should consider while purchasing fabric for a queen size blanket?

A4: Apart from the yardage, you may want to consider the type of fabric, thickness, and any additional details or patterns you want for your blanket.

Q5: Can I make a queen size blanket with less yardage?

A5: It is possible to make a queen size blanket with less yardage, but it may result in a smaller-sized blanket or require additional piecing of fabric.

Q6: Where can I find a queen size blanket if I don’t want to make one?

A6: Queen size blankets are readily available in various stores, both online and offline. You can check bedding stores, department stores, or online marketplaces to find a wide range of options.

Kimberly Harness
Kimberly Harness

Kimberly Harness, a passionate sleep aficionado and accomplished writer, lends her expertise to Starlight Blankets, a premier blog in the bedding niche. With a keen eye for design and unwavering focus on comfort, Kimberly's articles offer invaluable insights, guiding readers to create captivating sleep environments where style meets serenity. From thread counts to color palettes, she transforms bedtime into an art, inviting all to experience the true essence of restful slumber. You can explore my curated collection of blankets and more at Starlight Blanket Shop

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