Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Quilt sizes

  1. #1
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    1,147
    I am bothered by the quilt sizes that most quilting programs use and here is why: they show
    King size as 110" by 110"
    Queen size as 90" by 110"
    Full size as 80" by 90"
    Twin size as 72" by 90"
    Crib size as 36" by 48" (personally I never make them this small)

    there should be 2 more sizes that I can think of, one is Lap size and one should be Couch size.

    When I think of Lap size, I think about all the people that are handicapped and for them to have a manageable size I think it should be about 48" by 60" which would be easy to fit around those people in wheel chairs.

    and Couch size is for people that are taller then 5', LOL, that want to lay around on the couch and snuggle with their personal quilt. I would think this size could be about 54" by 70".

    So what's your take on this?

  2. #2
    Power Poster erstan947's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    12,080
    Blog Entries
    47
    I make my quilts for the actual size I need. What I use for a throw is really closer to a twin size. I want to be covered on the sofa and If I turn over I don't want any body parts uncovered.:)

  3. #3
    Super Member carolaug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Behind my sewing machine
    Posts
    7,131
    Blog Entries
    4
    I love lap quilts...just need from the waist down...while watching TV and typing on my laptop.

  4. #4
    Power Poster dkabasketlady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Lakeland, Florida
    Posts
    10,282
    I make Hospice lap robes(mostly in wheelchairs) and the two sizes we use are 30" x 36" and 36" x 42". Our group finds these sizes work best and don't get caught in the wheelchair wheels.

  5. #5
    Super Member Maride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    2,883
    When I am asked to make a lap quilt I always ask if it is for one or two laps. It makes a difference.

  6. #6
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Anchorage, AK
    Posts
    1,265
    according to my reference, the measurements you gave for the standard sizes are sizes with a large drop...at least 14 inches. and like erstan947, my throws are almost as big as a twin...I call them nap quilts because they're big enough to nap under without sticking body parts out the sides.

  7. #7
    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    32,964
    The measurements sound good to me. I like my throws to be big too.

  8. #8
    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Central Virginia in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mtns.
    Posts
    6,136
    Quote Originally Posted by seasaw2mch
    I am bothered by the quilt sizes that most quilting programs use and here is why: they show
    King size as 110" by 110"
    Queen size as 90" by 110"
    Full size as 80" by 90"
    Twin size as 72" by 90"
    Crib size as 36" by 48" (personally I never make them this small)

    there should be 2 more sizes that I can think of, one is Lap size and one should be Couch size.

    When I think of Lap size, I think about all the people that are handicapped and for them to have a manageable size I think it should be about 48" by 60" .......
    Now see!! This is the issue we've been having with the quits for Bert's soldiers in Afghanistan, too.

    We set the size for these at average 48x64 (give or take, you know?), which means the batting has to be about 54 x 70. No such animal!!

    We are reduced to piecing "cribs" (46x60) and "throws" (60x60) to get the length we need, and then repiecing the leftover sections . It's a lot of work when I'm dealing with about a hundred quilt tops! No matter what size we use, we have to cut and piece, except "king," and they're too expensive for us to use, getting only 4 quilts from one batt.

    Jan in VA

  9. #9
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Sturbridge, Ma
    Posts
    4,017
    Jan: I get the 30 yd rolls of batting and cut the size I need I get the 93" wide Dream Poly which is a good width for cutting. This is a more economical for the small quilts I make. It is available in 60" widt x 30 yds, 93" x 30 yd and 122" x 30.

  10. #10
    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Central Virginia in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mtns.
    Posts
    6,136
    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    Jan: I get the 30 yd rolls of batting and cut the size I need I get the 93" wide Dream Poly which is a good width for cutting. This is a more economical for the small quilts I make. It is available in 60" widt x 30 yds, 93" x 30 yd and 122" x 30.
    Thank you, Holice; we are familiar with that roll. We are using cotton batting because it's so hot where these men are most of the year. Remember, we are getting the MBQProject batting at a substantial discount due to the generosity of the company we buy from; we can still get more quilts from piecing than from the roll, no matter the size. It's strange. We did buy a roll, though, for our long armer to use, though.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.