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Thread: Lap quilt size?

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    What's considered a typical "lap quilt" size? In the crib quilt range?

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    Mine are usually about 45 x 60, depending on the block size I use. But I believe originally they were about 36 square and intended to only cover your lap when you were sitting. I call mine lap quilts, but I guess actually the should be called comfort or couch quilts.

    Here is a link to "usual" sizes:
    http://quilting.suite101.com/article...for_your_quilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanette
    What's considered a typical "lap quilt" size? In the crib quilt range?
    I've been making "lap" quilts for charity. A 36 square is ok for wheel chair. Even this varies . I tried to make them 40x60 like you said a couch throw size. I find these are a little small for practical purposes so now I make them 52 X 68. really depends what the end purpose is.

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    My question always is, How many laps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    My question always is, How many laps?
    OK, good point here. DH would probably appreciate dual occupancy. :) (Then of course there's the cat's opinion.)

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    I like to make mine 50 X 72, you can turn them sideways for more than one lap, or lay down and completely cover up, from head to toe :D:D:D

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    I guess the best question would be "What's the average American size lap?" And maybe we don't want to know the answer to that!! hehe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I like to make mine 50 X 72, you can turn them sideways for more than one lap, or lay down and completely cover up, from head to toe :D:D:D
    I agree. I take the person height into consideration when I do these. I can't stand it when my feet hang out the end!!! :lol: :lol:

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    I call mine "nap" quilt; the one currently on my sofa is 56 x 70.

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    Very nice!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brushandthimble
    I call mine "nap" quilt; the one currently on my sofa is 56 x 70.
    Nice Quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brushandthimble
    I call mine "nap" quilt; the one currently on my sofa is 56 x 70.

    GORGEOUS!! I like mine that size also. I want my feet covered up.

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    I like to use the term "cuddle" size...meaning at least one person could cuddle under it on a couch (or sleep under it on a couch). And the order of 56x70 or so works for that.

    In my opinion, a 36x36 quilt is truly a lap quilt, e.g., for a person in a wheelchair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchhappy
    Quote Originally Posted by brushandthimble
    I call mine "nap" quilt; the one currently on my sofa is 56 x 70.

    GORGEOUS!! I like mine that size also. I want my feet covered up.
    Thank you!
    I like my feet wrapped and up under my chin.
    While doing stitching or on the computer it is folded in half, covers my feet to my lap.

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    I love your log cabin quilt. I like mine to cover all me when I lay down.

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    So pretty.
    We make lap quilts for nursing home and they are 36"square.

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    Outstanding quilt .... your colors and fabric border are beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gennynut
    Quote Originally Posted by Seanette
    What's considered a typical "lap quilt" size? In the crib quilt range?
    I've been making "lap" quilts for charity. A 36 square is ok for wheel chair. Even this varies . I tried to make them 40x60 like you said a couch throw size. I find these are a little small for practical purposes so now I make them 52 X 68. really depends what the end purpose is.
    I too make them a bit bigger, so I can snuggle under them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brushandthimble
    I call mine "nap" quilt; the one currently on my sofa is 56 x 70.
    SUPERB , do so envy your talent, absolutely adore log cabin---------I too agree your measurements but have two 55x55 and turn them having "pointed" ends to my face/feet, this serves me well as am only 5ft 2 ins!!

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    thank you all for the information. God bless. Penny

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    I like to make mine 60" long and 45" wide, My husband even likes his a bit longer, I guess it depends on the persons size.

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    The one I am making will be abou 63 by 62. All the material I have as it is made from old men's shirts.

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    i have a kit for lap size that states 72x72 from connecting threads

    i think thats almost a twin a twin is 63x87 according to my chart

    memathomas

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    I guess it depends on who/what it's for.

    When my mom was making "lap quilts" as a charity project for nursing homes, they were approximately 36 x 45.

    I think they were mainly to cover people's legs and laps when they were in wheelchairs. If they were too big, they got caught in the wheelchair wheels.

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    Interesting topic. Very helpful replies.

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