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Thread: Do you make charity quilts?

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    What size do you usually make?

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    48 x 60

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    mostly 36x45 ad sometimes 45x60 Mine are very simple with one piece of interesting fabric on the top and solid back and quilted about every 4.5 inches down. and bind by hand. they are quick servicable and not expensive to make and i can do more. sometimes i do the same technique with the larger fabric.

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    Depends on the use at the charity. One needs twin size 60X80 for bed quilts. Several use the smaller for babys and toddlers. Walker quilts use a different size.

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    Most of mine are made with wheelchairs in mind. @ 45 x 45 inches

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    I've done the downy quilts, and I just stick to the size that they say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivka
    I've done the downy quilts, and I just stick to the size that they say.
    Ditto and also Project Linus which uses the same sizes mostly.

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    I make mine 90 X 76( minimum) if its going to be a raffle quilt. If its for a shelter I go smaller more of a twin size.

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    We make as small as 18" square for our local NICU to twin size for teenagers. The most requested and used size is 48"square. Our Project Linus chapter is very versatile in what each person chooses to make.

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    I do primarily baby quilts for the Quilts for Kids organization. They request they be 38"- 40" x 45"- 46".

    If you're donating to a specific charity, it would be a good idea to see if they have requirements.

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    I make baby ones usually 36x45 or close to those measurements, then i make bigger ones for people who had house fires, about 72x85 some where around that size

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    36 x 36 for NICU and the other size is 40 x 45.

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    For children about 40-60 For older children or adults, usually a twin size

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    The Veterans Hospital here requested 45X54 for wheel chair patients.

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    54x75 or right around there. I usually quilt them not make them. I have only made a few but have quilted an awful lot.

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    ~55x65 for QOV's
    depending on the fabric ~40x45 if it's really juvenile prints, or 45-50x 50-55ish (because kids aren't just little guys-kids can be teenagers too)

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    depends on where i am donating them- i've made a few baby/small child quilts- but for some reason i really don't like making small quilts-
    i make good sized twins for the hospital pediatric department-people seem to forget the tweens/teens who wind up in the hospital=
    when i give to the hospice house i make them to fit the beds in the rooms.
    when i give them to the fire department sometimes i give queens- when a family has lost everything-
    just depends on where they are going-

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    I'm working on my first one but hope to make it a habit. It's a wheelchair quilt and it's going to be 36 x 48. I took an Amish Diamond Block and super sized it then put 2 six inch borders on the top and bottom. I'm having fun working with such large pieces!

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    I make baby quilts 36"x 45",toddler quilts 40"x54", lap quilts 45"x60" and large quilts 72"x96" because these sizes suit the clients in this area. Knee quilts for the local nursing home are 40" square. I always want to know the expected size of the quilt before I plan or stitch it.

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    Yes, one of the requirements for belonging to our guild is to make one "Cuddle" quilt each year. They are given to children through different charities and they are to measure at least 40" on 2 sides, that way you don't have piece the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debp33
    I do primarily baby quilts for the Quilts for Kids organization. They request they be 38"- 40" x 45"- 46".

    If you're donating to a specific charity, it would be a good idea to see if they have requirements.
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    I had said in my introduction thead yesterday that I know someone who quilts just about 24/7. Her and her quilting buddies make baby quilts for hospitals in the area...she is a retired RN. My friend...this is her late hubby's cousin that quilts... has told my how appreciated these quilts are. From what she said they are given to new mothers who are
    "down on their luck" and have nothing to wrap the baby in when leaving the hospital.

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    For my raffle quilts I always make the full size bed size, then it just depends. Love project Linus, they will take any size, so it always depends how much fabric I have.

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    40 X 60. That way I do not have to piece a backing

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    all sizes from premies to queen

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    I make many charity quilts each year and they are all different sizes depending on who they are meant for. Once in a while a queen size, but for the most part a generous twin is the largest and a newborn size the smallest. And, again, sometimes the size is determined by a particular pattern and how it works out. These are very satisfying even though they do take time and supplies.

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