Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Baby quilt size question >

Baby quilt size question

Baby quilt size question

Old 02-14-2020, 03:10 AM
  #11  
Super Member
 
copycat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,727
Default

I made a quilt with a charm pack and added a large focus square in the center of the quilt along with borders. The pattern is free. The link below takes you to the post I made on the quilt board with a photo and pattern name. Have fun!

https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...-t267521.html?
copycat is offline  
Old 02-14-2020, 04:15 AM
  #12  
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 81
Default

Raid the stash/ scrap pile. Make some more blocks. Add a border.
Rff1010 is offline  
Old 02-14-2020, 04:44 AM
  #13  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 26
Default

Originally Posted by Rff1010 View Post
Raid the stash/ scrap pile. Make some more blocks. Add a border.
Sadly, I don't have a stash since I am a newbie. (so far, I've only pieced tops from kits made at my quilting group, this is my first time attempting a "real" quilt) I did buy some white charm squares, so I may be able to integrate those somehow. If not, I will run out and but something today.
LifeLovePassion is offline  
Old 02-14-2020, 07:11 AM
  #14  
Super Member
 
juliasb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Waterford Michigan
Posts: 2,703
Default

I usually add about 6.5" to each side for a quilt the size you are describing. I like a larger baby quilt it can be used much longer and can be carried around for years.
juliasb is offline  
Old 02-14-2020, 09:25 AM
  #15  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 2,261
Default

Mine always end up square - the one I'm cutting today will be 44x44 because my batting is 45" wide.
Irishrose2 is offline  
Old 02-14-2020, 04:26 PM
  #16  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 26
Default

After a successful fabric shopping trip, I am set to begin!
LifeLovePassion is offline  
Old 02-15-2020, 04:42 AM
  #17  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Portage, Michigan
Posts: 3,589
Default

I would add some borders. I make quilts that are about 40 inches square. That allows me to fit the top on the backing without piecing the back. That is where my laziness kicks in. When the quilt is finished they are about 41 /42 square with the addition of the binding.
WMUTeach is offline  
Old 02-15-2020, 05:36 AM
  #18  
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 81
Default

https://villarosadesigns.com/products/galaxy
This pattern looks like it might suit your needs!
Rff1010 is offline  
Old 02-15-2020, 05:22 PM
  #19  
Senior Member
 
just janet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 333
Default

All the baby quilts I've made have been close to 45X60. I buy that size batting whenever I have a coupon from Joann's so I always have one on the ready.
just janet is offline  
Old 02-15-2020, 07:25 PM
  #20  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 7,828
Default

Most of the baby quilts I make are between 36" - 40" by 45" - 60. That way the quilt will be big enough for the toddler the baby becomes. I love all 3 of your backing choices, but personal preference is to use batting.
cathyvv is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.