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Baby quilt size question

Old 02-13-2020, 09:14 AM
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Default Baby quilt size question

I was thinking of making a small baby quilt out of 1 charm pack, but the finished size of the top would only be 27*31.5 inches. I am going to use either no batting and use minky or fleece for the back, or else use batting and back with flannel so that it is nice and snuggly.

I am now questioning if these will just be way too small. It's almost more of a lovey size at that point. I did also order some white charm squares so I could add to my pack and do more of a disappearing 9 patch pattern and make them bigger.

So, what is a good size to give as a gift to someone? I want it to be used and well loved by the recipient, so I want it to be practical.
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Old 02-13-2020, 09:42 AM
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I usually like to go bigger so it can be used longer.
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Old 02-13-2020, 10:02 AM
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Why not add a contrasting border?

5.5 inches added to each side will increase the width and length by 10 inches. If you have yardage of a fabric you will be able to get each border strip from the width of the fabric.
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Old 02-13-2020, 10:09 AM
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Maybe you could put sashing between your blocks in addition to added border(s) to increase the size. We would love to see a finished picture when it's all done just because we love to drool over finished quilts.
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Old 02-13-2020, 10:17 AM
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I think 36" square is the smallest useful size. Crib size is around 42 x 54. Borders on a charm pack size is the easiest way to increase size.
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Old 02-13-2020, 04:53 PM
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I will have to run to JoAnn and see what I can find that might coordinate. Next time, I will plan better.
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Old 02-13-2020, 05:26 PM
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I always make more crib size--that way they can use once they are old enough to have a quilt in bed with them.
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Old 02-13-2020, 05:27 PM
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I make quilts for foster kids 43" x 58". I buy the crib size batting 45" x 60".

I never make quilts smaller. The above size can be used a lot longer.
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:23 PM
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I don't make anything smaller then 45x45".
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Old 02-13-2020, 09:36 PM
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Add borders
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