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    can anyone tell me , what size is a lap quilt?????? thanks, molly

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    I would say 52x70 would be a good size.
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    The size seems to be a personal choice. I make mine just a little smaller than a twin size. I like to cover my body not just my lap. Check out some patterns and see what you like and who will be using it.

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    Our group makes them anywhere from 42" to 50" wide and up to 60 to 70" long. There really aren't any quilting police so make it whatever size you want.

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    Our church wants 45X54. I like 65X65, but the one I finished Wednesday grew to 75X80+ inches. My son won't care.

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    Depends on the size of the lap.

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    i make car robes, laprobes, baby quilts, and most wallhangings the same size... 45 x 54 because it is ONE queen size batt cut into 4 pcs, the backing can be 45" if you pay attention or have 60" fabric (no piecing) and the numbers are products of 9, which makes 9 inch blocks easy to do with a total of 9" in borders.... easy to design for...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    Depends on the size of the lap.
    ha! GMTA ... exactly what I was going to say.

    Sizes ... I like one I can wrap right up in ... 50x70 or larger!

    My OBW is only about 40x60 ... it seems so tiny in comparison. However, it's probably never going to be a "used" quilt, and more so a decorative one.

    As you can see, it really depends on what size you want ....... as is oft said, there's no rules in quilting! do whatever works for you!
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    What ever you want it to be. You can pick up 6 quilting books and they all will have different sizes for lap quilts.

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    It depends on the size of the person you are giving it to. In other words, it is a personal preference.

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