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Thread: wallhanging not quilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    what really chaps me is for someone to call a quilt a blanket!
    Why?

    A blanket is something that covers something -

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    what really chaps me is for someone to call a quilt a blanket!
    I agree!! It is offensive to me when I give someone a quilt and they continue to call it a blanket - even after I explain it is a "quilt"! :(

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    Some people call tied quilts comforters...

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    If it's quilted it's a quilt. If it's not quilted it's not a quilt. Size makes no difference.

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    So if it's pieced and tied, but not quilted, it's still a quilt? But if it's pieced and backed with fleece, with no 3rd layer, whether it's quilted or tied, it's not a quilt? LOL, This is too confusing for me. IMHO, if it's pieced, quilted, tied, has 2, 3 or 4 layers, it's a quilt. If it's one layer and fuzzy, it's a blanket. If it's one layer, fuzzy, narrow and leaves either my shoulders or toes out in the cold, it's a throw. LOL. If it hangs on the wall and I can't afford it, it's art, quilted or otherwise. Gigglesss

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    Wow- I think it's a "you say potato, and I say potahto" kind of thing. I don't make wall hangings or table runners, or minis, just because they are not my thing. I make larger quilts. (and bags, and pillows...) I have alot of respect for the time it takes to make art quilts and minis. That said, I have no interest in making them myself.

    In my world, and historically in my family, tied quilts are also called quilts. I have one my great-grandmother made more than 100 years ago. And my husband's made of feedsacks by his grandmother, 63 years ago.

    I also have no ego with my quilts being called blankets- I give them away hoping that they will be loved and used up- I don't make heirloom quilts, and there is nothing sadder to me than a quilt that stays pristine in a closet instead of being used. I also know that this is just me.

    We are all different. This board allows me to see new and wonderful things that I might consider making, and also that I will never consider making, but enjoy seeing. It's a cause for celebration, not diviseness. So yes, I know what Lavona meant, but I don't think she intended to offend.

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    How about a quilted wallhanging?

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    What about calling it a quilted wallhanging?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lavona
    is it just me but it seems to me that a lot of peaple call a wallhanging a quilt but to me a quilt is to be used on a bed and take a lot of work while a wallhanging doesn't take as long and some are only 12 inch square and they are also called a quilt or is a quilt any thing that has quilting on it. i don't mean to offend just wondering
    I have also been wondering about any size being a quilt. I suppose anything quilted is considered a quilt. With all that work, it should be called a quilt anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    what really chaps me is for someone to call a quilt a blanket!
    Amen!

    The inmates are always calling their quilts "blankets." I am constantly correcting them! And they're making them!!! Their job title is "Quilt Tech," not "Blanket Maker."

    I guess because it's something you put over yourself to keep warn, it's a blanket!

    My avatar is a wall hanging that is about 5' square.

    Link to larger pic.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-72553-19.htm

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