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Thread: What do people do with all those smaller quilts

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    What do people do with all those smaller quilts

    I love quilting and I do my actual quilting by hand. I long to make so many designs but know I am limited by time. As I look at patterns, I see so many that are not bed size. Most of these are in the 40 X 50 range. So I am asking for comments on what you do with these size quilts? I have one I throw on my couch but one is most likely all I will need. I have made 3 smaller than bed size for my daughters that they will either use on the couch or hang. So tell me what you do with them please so maybe I will be inclined to make a few more.
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    They can be used for a small throw, baby quilts, wall hangings, table topper, car quilt, etc.
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    We needed something larger than a large picture to hang on our cathedral ceiling over the fireplace so this is where one 40x 50" quilt could go. Generally, that size is for a throw or baby quilt, so they end up on the couch. I try to avoid making smaller quilts since my walls are already with photos and craft stuff

    Other possibilities include pillow covers, someone has already mentioned table toppers. Small quilts to be folded and placed at the end of the bed.
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    The quilts I make now are about 45 x 60 and they are throws for the sofa. I made myself a few in different seasonal colors - I have a fall one, a winter one and a Christmas one at this point. I may make spring and summer ones. I think they change the feel of my den. The rest I give away.

    I like to quilt a piece of this size. It's not too bulky and it goes quickly. Making bed sized ones are not fun to me and I'm in it for the fun!

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    I have several smaller ones about 24X24 or 9X12 etc. and I had my husband mount a metal rod the length of one of my sewing room wall. I use the little curtain rings with clips to hang them up.

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    I like the idea explaines here: Large bed spread under smaller quilts??

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    I hang them on walls and drape them over the back of the couch. We also have a stack of lap quilts for snuggling under while watching tv. I rotate the hanging ones to change the decor. Sometimes someone will come visit me and fall in love with a quilt, and I'll give it to them.

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    Sometimes I use the smaller ones when I need a little more at night, DH doesn't. That way I don't have bulk hanging over and stumbling over in morning.

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    I have many stacked on one rack in the living room. They come in handy if Jim's arms get cold, or my legs sometimes. I have put as many as three on the bed, scattered to cover all, but then I must put a sheet on top of that because of Mr. Muddy Paws.
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