Pillow size chart

Pillow Size Chart

This is the size of the Pillow itself: your pillow case should be apx 4 inches longer than the pillow.

Pillowcases typically are manufactured to standard sizes with the shorthand references of standard, queen and king. King sized pillowcases are the largest pillowcases available

King Size Pillowcase Dimensions
When laid flat, a king pillowcase typically measures 20-by-36 inches or 20-by-40 inches. It is typically the largest size pillowcase offered. Two are normally included with a set of king size sheets for a king size bed.

King Pillow Size
A king-size pillow is typically 20-by-36 inches. The extra long size is designed so that two will fit across the top of a king size bed, which measures 78 inches across by 80 inches in length.

Fit Allowances
For best fit, a king-size pillowcase should be 4 inches longer than the pillow and 2 inches greater in circumference so that it is easy to remove and replace, yet not loose enough to cause folds and creases in the fabric, which would be uncomfortable on the face.

Pillow Loft Effect
An individual king-size pillow will vary in circumference depending on the firmness of the pillow, its age and the loft of the materials used to stuff it. Feather and down pillows will have considerably more loft than a flat polyester fiber fill and, therefore, greater circumference requiring a wider width. Although a king sized pillowcase is designed to fit most king pillows, a fluffier pillow will have a tighter fit.

Other Pillowcase Sizes
A standard pillowcase measures 20-by-26 inches, which is too short to fit a king pillow. A queen size pillowcase is typically 20-by-30 inches. Queen-size pillows are sized to fit two comfortably side by side while extending most of the way across a queen-size bed measuring 60 inches wide by 80 inches long.

Nothing can improve a night’s sleep like a quality pillow… and nothing can spruce up your bed more than the right sized pillows.
Bed size typically dictates pillow size. Standard pillows are used for twin beds, queen pillows for queen beds, and king pillows for king beds. This isn’t a rule though, and many people choose pillow sizes based on personal preferences.

For instance, one king size pillow fits on a twin bed. If you prefer standard pillows, two fit on a queen bed and three fit on a king bed. Many luxury hotels pile four king pillows on their queen beds. The choice is really up to you.

Here is a guide to the common size pillows:
Standard 20 x 26 inches. Uses a Standard size pillowcase. Use one on a Twin bed, two on a Full or Queen, and three on a King bed.
Queen 20 x 30 inches. Uses the same pillow combination as the Standard. Since there is no Queen size pillowcase, use a Standard pillowcase with a Queen size pillow. It fills up a Standard pillowcase more completely, and it is also a perfect fit across the top of your Queen size bed.
King 20 x 36 inches. You guessed it, use these on your King size bed. These extra long pillows are perfectly paired across the top of both an Eastern and Cal-King bed, and use a King pillowcase.
Euro 26 x 26 inches. These large, square pillows are great to prop yourself up in bed with. They also add a decorative accent when covered with a decorative pillow sham in place of a Euro pillowcase.
Travel 12 x 16 inches. Small and easy to travel with and especially good to have for long trips. Take a Travel pillow whenever you need some added comfort and support. Uses a Travel size pillowcase.

Read more: What Size Are King Size Pillowcases? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_5813810_size-king-size-pillowcases_.html#ixzz1fgOSJiNN
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