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LifeLovePassion 02-13-2020 09:14 AM

Baby quilt size question
I was thinking of making a small baby quilt out of 1 charm pack, but the finished size of the top would only be 27*31.5 inches. I am going to use either no batting and use minky or fleece for the back, or else use batting and back with flannel so that it is nice and snuggly.

I am now questioning if these will just be way too small. It's almost more of a lovey size at that point. I did also order some white charm squares so I could add to my pack and do more of a disappearing 9 patch pattern and make them bigger.

So, what is a good size to give as a gift to someone? I want it to be used and well loved by the recipient, so I want it to be practical.

quiltsRfun 02-13-2020 09:42 AM

I usually like to go bigger so it can be used longer.

Moira in N.E. England 02-13-2020 10:02 AM

Why not add a contrasting border?

5.5 inches added to each side will increase the width and length by 10 inches. If you have yardage of a fabric you will be able to get each border strip from the width of the fabric.

osewme 02-13-2020 10:09 AM

Maybe you could put sashing between your blocks in addition to added border(s) to increase the size. We would love to see a finished picture when it's all done just because we love to drool over finished quilts. :D

greensleeves 02-13-2020 10:17 AM

I think 36" square is the smallest useful size. Crib size is around 42 x 54. Borders on a charm pack size is the easiest way to increase size.

LifeLovePassion 02-13-2020 04:53 PM

I will have to run to JoAnn and see what I can find that might coordinate. Next time, I will plan better.

quiltingshorttimer 02-13-2020 05:26 PM

I always make more crib size--that way they can use once they are old enough to have a quilt in bed with them.

Jingle 02-13-2020 05:27 PM

I make quilts for foster kids 43" x 58". I buy the crib size batting 45" x 60".

I never make quilts smaller. The above size can be used a lot longer.

sewingsuz 02-13-2020 08:23 PM

I don't make anything smaller then 45x45".

Quilt30 02-13-2020 09:36 PM

Add borders

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