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Thread: Doll Quilts vs

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    Can someone explain to me the difference between a Doll Quilt and a Wall Hanging?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink74
    Can someone explain to me the difference between a Doll Quilt and a Wall Hanging?
    Hi Tink,
    I think the only difference is that you would put a hanging sleeve on the wall hanging. Just my opionion...

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    Wall quilts can actually be quite large, but they're meant to hang on a wall. To me, the difference is in the purpose of the quilt. If you hang a quilt on the wall, it's a wall quilt - if you give it to a little girl for her dollies, then it's a doll quilt.

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    Dolly quilts are, IMO, smaller versions of a large quilt and wall hangings usually tell a story by themselves. I ususally turn any leftover quilt blocks into dolly quilts or for a baby, they become burp bibs!!

    Someone mentioned that wall hangings have a sleeve to hang too and dolly quilts are just like a big quilt but much much smaller...

    jodi

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    if you google around: mini quilts are to be no bigger than 24" x 24" with small pieces.

    doll quilt.. just for that.

    wall hanging.. has not rules

    I don't think there really are rules if you are not sending your work to be critiqued or in a contest. We all love fabric and just want to sew/quilt.

    I sew / quilt small for children's hospital comfort. Not to cover up in, to color their beds, lift the "hospital" aptmosphere.

    Good luck.
    Ell

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    I have made doll quilts for the swap here. These will all be hanging on my walls. :D:D:D

    I guess it goes to the intent of how the quilt is going to be used. I can hang a bed quilt on my wall, or use a doll quilt for a baby :wink: But then I AM not one to follow rules LOL

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    i've made wall hangings that are 7.5 feet square - you'll never see a doll quilt that large.

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    a doll quilt is made for little girls dolls- a wall hanging is made to hang on the wall

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    Wall hangings can be any size from minature to large, but I think of doll quilts as small to fit a little doll bed.

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