Last week, we discussed how many pillows on your bed is too many. What's just as important is the actual measurement of each pillow. When you're buying new pillows, cases, shams or protectors, knowing your measurements can save you a lot of hassle. Whether you're just replacing old pillows or buying something new to fit pillows you already have at home, you'll need your measurements! (Stated emphatically.) Going by memory alone can be confusing. For instance, what you thought was a standard pillow might really be a queen (they look almost the same.) Also, each company's sizing can vary, so it just helps to know what you've got.
To help you with future purchases, we've created a diagram based on North American standards, which is what we carry: