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I need baby quilt advice!

Old 08-09-2012, 04:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Sarah in Brooklyn View Post
I need to make a baby quilt STAT! (Last minute invitation.) So I bought a charm pack of 5" squares, some cute baby prints, some solids. But I'm not sure about the size/proportions. Does it matter? If I make it 5 x 5 squares, I could do an X of solids. But is square weird? I want it to be small - any thoughts? I'm such a rank beginner, I truly don't know where to start!
Remember babies "wrap" differently than we do, so square sounds good.

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Old 08-09-2012, 05:22 AM
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I make mine square too, usually 42" x 42". I see you mentioned that you only have 36" of the backing. You can either add a border all around the backing or use one of the diagonal piecing methods to stretch that out. There are several threads with the title "diagonal backing" on this board that will help you. Good luck!
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:00 AM
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Personally I think 36 x 40 or 42 is a great size. You can wrap baby up in it or use it for a cover. Good Luck,
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