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charity quilts for 5 to 12 year olds what size?

charity quilts for 5 to 12 year olds what size?

Old 11-11-2015, 06:18 AM
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Default charity quilts for 5 to 12 year olds what size?

I've been asked to make a quilt for older children for charity. What size would you make them? They are not to be made for any beds, just a comfort quilt to give them to keep.
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Old 11-11-2015, 06:39 AM
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I make charity quilts for 12-18 years old and they request 50" x 60". I figure kids can grow into them.
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Old 11-11-2015, 07:15 AM
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I make nice sized lap quilts. 42 X 50 to 50 X 60. Since I usually use stash, it all depends on the pattern and how much fabric I have on hand.
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Old 11-11-2015, 07:53 AM
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My guild did children quilts last year and they said any size from 40"x50" to twin size was needed.
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Old 11-11-2015, 09:03 AM
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40X50 is a good size. You can use a length of fabric without piecing for the back.
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Old 11-11-2015, 04:28 PM
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If you are quilting for boys, denim would be my choice, and I would tie them. You can go to a thrift store, and pick up old jeans for cheap. I also use the back pockets on them.
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Old 11-11-2015, 06:58 PM
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Thank you everyone who have responded! I feel that with your suggestions I can proceed with making the right size of quilt for these children who are in need!
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Old 11-11-2015, 07:24 PM
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I have two grandkids ages 11 and 12 who are average height and they like them a little longer. I would go with at least 66".
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Old 11-13-2015, 06:12 AM
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Remember some kids are tall, most of my grandchildren passed me when they were about 12-13. Without going crazy, a little longer and a little wider, 50 X 60 minimum.
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Old 11-13-2015, 11:32 AM
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I agree that 40x50 or 50x60 max. whatever your pattern supports. And this is a super way to use up your scraps and help others.
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