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Thread: Question for the pros!! At what size is a wall hanging a quilt??

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    Super Member dltaylor's Avatar
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    At what size does a wall hanging become a quilt?? I know this sounds really weird to some of you. But once a person addes borders to a wall hanging, at what size do you consider it too big to be a wall hanging? I gave my sister a pattern for a wall hanging and she added borders, no the thing looks big enough to be a bed quilt...lol can someone settle this for us?

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    I have seen people hang bed quilts on a wall, I don't think there is a "certain" size, it is a personal preference :D:D:D

    A quilt is a top/batting/backing that has been tied or quilted to hold the sandwich together... it can be tiny or a hundred+ feet long like one I saw online :D:D:D

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    I make queen sized bed quilts but every one has found it's way to a wall. In fact, when we built the studio, I purposely put in an extra-long curtain rod on a blank wall so that I can display my most recent quilts.

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    If you ask me, it only depends on where it's hanging and that the "scale" be right. If there's lots of room, make a big one ... If it's a small space, make a small one. Not much help, maybe, but practical.

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    My opinion? ANY size if it is three layers and quilted in some way!

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    It could also depend on wall space. For me, it would have to be fairly small because I just don't have much wall to hang it.

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    I've hung bed-sized quilts on large walls. I'm just careful about sunlight, but we don't get all that much!!!
    The other posters are right: It depends on personal preference really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabricmaniac
    My opinion? ANY size if it is three layers and quilted in some way!
    ditto :)

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    I have cathedral ceilings. Anything goes! :)

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    if it's too small to be a quilt then it's a wallhanging or if it's big and you want to look at it all the time then it's a wallhanging.

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    since there are 'wall-quilts' out there that are bigger than most king sized quilts i don't think size has anything to do with it being a wall hanging or not. my dr office has a quilt hanging in a hall that is 12 foot square!
    if you make a wall hanging, that's what it is...if you make a bed quilt or a throw..well that's what you have too...i have 'quilts' that are only 30"x45" and i have wall hangings that are 54"x72"...
    how you choose to use your quilt determines what it is .. not it's size :thumbup: ...well size might matter but only if you make it matter.

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    i would say if it fits on the wall it could be a wall hanging LOL

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