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How big a quilt would you make for a four-year old?

Old 03-23-2010, 09:24 AM
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We're from a non-quilting culture, my family is German... :-) No one my sister knows has quilts. So this very practical thing makes me wonder.

I want to make a quilt for my nephew - my first one for someone else! My sister, his mom loves the idea. For his bed, for snuggling up in, for building chair tents with...

I'll be using wildlife animal prints (not baby prints), so if it's big enough and he loves it enough, and assuming it survives all the snuggling, dragging, building and demolishing of tents, caves, sailing ships and space rockets... he might have it for a long time. Then again, if I make it adult size (sort of just big enough for a a teenager to snuggle down under on a sofa), mightn't it be a bit too big for him to want to lug around at present? Even with thin batting?

Any suggestions for a good size that allows him to grow into it while being manageable for him now?
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:30 AM
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I'd do a lap size quilt myself. Not to big and not to small.
Good luck. Would love to see it when you get it done.
Have fun. :thumbup:
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by dglvr
I'd do a lap size quilt myself. Not to big and not to small.
Good luck. Would love to see it when you get it done.
Have fun. :thumbup:
What size is a lap quilt? :-)
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I assume he is in a twin bed so after making my grandson's lap size I decided twin was a better way to go. Still drag-able, build-able,
hug-able but big enough for their bed.
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I would make it as big as possible. He will grow very fast soon and you want to make something he can use for years to come.
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:15 AM
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I would do twin size. Big enough to haul around and make tents with, and it will last him awhile, both my kids have twin size quilts for their beds but they usually end up getting dragged everywhere...sleepovers, up north and wherever they happen to plop. They love their quilts!!
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Crib 50 x 53" Twin 75" x 98" Double 83 x 106" Queen 90 x 106" King 107 x 108"

Since a twin matress is 39" X 75" I would make a crib size a bit longer like 50" X 75" so it could go between crib and Twin and still not be too big to "love"
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by salmonsweet
Originally Posted by dglvr
I'd do a lap size quilt myself. Not to big and not to small.
Good luck. Would love to see it when you get it done.
Have fun. :thumbup:
What size is a lap quilt? :-)
A lap quilt can be any size you want. Like 40" X 60" or
smaller for a child. If not ment for a bed size you can go any
size you feel they would be comfortable with packing it around.
Good luck :thumbup:
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I'd go with what Kwhite said...in between crib and twin. You could do a twin and be sure it's ok, but then again...twin is kinda too big to drag around if you want it to be used that way.

I have a 4 year old girl, and she's a wee bit taller than average but not by much. She's too big for a 45" square quilt. The width is ok, but no way to pull it up to her neck without her piddies showing. You could probably go 50" x 75 " and get a lot of use out of it!
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Originally Posted by Up North
I assume he is in a twin bed so after making my grandson's lap size I decided twin was a better way to go. Still drag-able, build-able,
hug-able but big enough for their bed.
I too was thinking twin size.
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