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Thread: How Do You Decide How Big Your Quilt is Going to Be?

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    Super Member pumpkinpatchquilter's Avatar
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    I usually focus on the design of the quilt rather than the size it will end up being, unless I want to make something of a specific size for a bed/couch/table or something like that.

    Do you try to make your quilt sizes coincide with bed sizes? Or do your quilts just end up as big as the end up?

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    It varies with me. I usually have a rough idea of how big I want it and plan my blocks accordingly.

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    Sometimes both. Some quilts are a planned size and some just end up whatever size they end up.

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    Mine aren't really made to fit specific beds but are more lap/twin quilts for a single person to use....(for example I use mine on my side of our king sized bed because I like more covers than DH does).

    I try to stay less than 80 tall and 72 wide, just because it makes the backings work out easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pumpkinpatchquilter
    I usually focus on the design of the quilt rather than the size it will end up being, unless I want to make something of a specific size for a bed/couch/table or something like that.
    Same here. It also depends on how much of a particular fabric I have in my stash.

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    Most of mine are planned.

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    Mine are planned.

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    mine are usually planned.

    then they laugh at my plans and turn out to be the size they want to be. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    mine are usually planned.

    then they laugh at my plans and turn out to be the size they want to be. :lol:


    :lol: :lol: LOVE THIS! :lol: :lol:

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    I never measure a quilt size untill I'm making the binding.
    I look at the quilt to tell me if it is finished. Sometimes I like making a block so much I just keep on going till I run of the fabric I'm using.
    It's so much fun.
    peace

    EDIT: Very funny Patrice! :thumbup:

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