The quilts are made to be used. They are designed with extensive internal construction so that they will be durable for machine washing. They are filled with PolarGuard, a product of 3M Company which has exactly the same insular value as down (i.e., warm in winter, cool in summer) but has the added advantage of being able to withstand repeated washing without diminishing either the R factor nor the loft (product specification available upon request). Polarguard is also hypoallergenic which is increasingly a consideration. The quilts average 12 lbs. in weight and should not be dry cleaned.


The quilts tend to be generous in size compared to those commercially available. Everyone, of course, has a different way of dressing a bed. There are standard mattress sizes, but heights of beds vary greatly. These quilts are capable of fitting different size beds in different ways.


  • Twin - 39" x 75"
  • Full - 54" x 75"
  • Queen - 60" x 80"
  • King - 78" x 80"
  • California King - 72" x 84"

Examples: If one has a queen size bed (60"x80") then the standard Praiser (104"x 122") will have 22" of overhang on the side and foot and 20" extra at the head for tucking under pillows.

Here is an example formula for figuring how a quilt will fit any given mattress:

Size of quilt
104"x 122"
Subtract size of mattress
- 60" x 80"
44" x 42"




Divide excess width by 2 (44" divided by 2 = 22") for the overhang on sides and foot. Subtract that figure from excess length (42" -22" = 20") to obtain amount available for pillows.

If one has a California King and is looking at a traditional Log Cabin which averages 106" x 106", use the following equation:

Size of quilt
106"x 106"
Subtract size of mattress
- 72" x 84"
34" x 22"




The overhang at the side and foot will be 17" and the extra for pillows will be 5". A long overhang is not always desirable and someone with a King Size platform or water bed may find a smaller quilt preferable. If a quilt is not listed at the appropriate size it can be special ordered in the size required.