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Thread: Lap quilt size

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    cas
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    My grandson just got his first apartment. Needless to say eveyone is excited ( including his parents ).

    I have already made him a quilt for his bed but I told him I would make him a lap quilt for the couch when he is watching TV.

    My question is, how big should it be?

    Thanks for the help.


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    Depending on his size anywhere between 52" wide and 78" long. I like to be totally covered up.

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    I actually just measured what dh wanted and did it to fit him. Another feature he loves is I made it a quillow. We never fold it up and make it into a pillow but he loves to put his feet in the pocket.

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    A twin size should do. That way he has enough to tuck under himself if he wants OR....he can share with a special person :)

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    Hope this helps.

    Crib Quilt 27" X 52"
    Twin 39" X 75"
    Full 54" X 75"
    Queen 60" X 80"
    King 76" X 80"

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    Our favorite couch quilt - finished size - is 62 x 82 inches.

    Our tallest person is about 5'10"

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    I make lap quilts about 50 x 50.

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    My mom made lap quilts for people in wheelchairs in a nursing home about 36 x 45. Apparently that was big enough to cover most people.Short enough to not get caught in the wheelchair wheels and large enough to protect the person's modesty.

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    My laps turn out at different sizes depending on the pattern. They all work out just fine. If its a 12 in block its usually 3 by 4 with sashing and border.
    5 in charms 10 by 7 with sashing and a border.

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    It seems like the "final answer" is:

    It varies.

    Depends on the pattern.
    Depends on who/what for.
    Depends on how much fabric is available.
    Depends on how much effort wants to put into the project.



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