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Thread: quilt size?

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    I would like to make my grandmother a quilt for her bed. She is in a nursing home so it is a hospital bed. Should I make it a twin size which is a 39" x 75"? Should I shorten it up by 12" due to the end of the hospital bed and for the fact I won't need any extra for tucking it around a pillow?
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    I would make it wider than 39" I would go 50" just so that it keeps her covered nicely, and when she rolls over in bed, nothing gets uncovered :wink:
    I also would make it atleast 70" so that it drops down at the end of the bed a bit and keep grama's feet covered JMHO :D:D:D

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    I agree with Amma. Good idea to make it a bit bigger to begin with. :)

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    Is the bed really less than 39" wide? That seems extremely narrow, even for a hospital bed. Would there be any drape on either side, or enough for her to tuck around herself? Personally, I would keep it at least 75" long, so that there is plenty to tuck around her toes if she so chooses.

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    Would also take into consideration, type of batting and fabrics in case
    nursing home will be laundering it .... or will you bring it home occasionally
    to do that?

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    Would also take into consideration, type of batting and fabrics in case
    nursing home will be laundering it .... or will you bring it home occasionally
    to do that?

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    The hospital would launder it. She is 800 miles away. What I think I will do is make a fleece one over the next couple days and see how it is when she gets it. Then for Christmas make the quilt.
    Thanks for the ideas, I will go bigger on it. :)
    It's all still in the planning process. lol

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    Yeah, 39 sounds way too narrow. And Grannies get cold!!
    You're so sweet to do this for her!! :D

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    Also, take in to account the side rails on the bed. They may catch the quilt and tangle grandma. They used them for safety all the time with my mother & others who were in rehab/nursing homes.

    Happy quilting,
    Susan

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    Make sure you put her name on it in several places. My own DGM had 2 of her quilts disappear while being laundered while she was a resident of a nursing home.

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    Thefts are common at Nursing Homes, I don't think I would use the most costly fabrics I own. Just my thoughts. Good for you to do this.

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    That is a wonderful thing to do for her. I would make it bigger than a twin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingleberry
    Thefts are common at Nursing Homes, I don't think I would use the most costly fabrics I own. Just my thoughts. Good for you to do this.
    I completely agree. I worked for many years in a Nursing Homes. It was amazing how "stuff" just "dissappeared"., Make sure you sew her name into the quilt , And/or mark in very permanent marker her name in large lettering directly on the quilt. ( Labels can be easily removed)

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I would make it wider than 39" I would go 50" just so that it keeps her covered nicely, and when she rolls over in bed, nothing gets uncovered :wink:
    I also would make it atleast 70" so that it drops down at the end of the bed a bit and keep grama's feet covered JMHO :D:D:D
    I too agree with Amma.
    When my deceased husband was in a nursing home, I brought him a quilt I'd made for him years ago. It got washed to death but held up fine.

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