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Thread: Size of Lap Quilts?

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    Is there an "official" size for a lap quilt? I have made several and just made them any size that seemed right, but I wonder if there is an specific size.

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    I always just thought that anything smaller than a twin. that isn't going to be used as a wall hanging, was a lap quilt.

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    Maybe it depends on the size of the lap? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    The one I'm working on now is 50x60. Last time I was at Wal-mart I checked out the bedding dept. All the throws they have were that size. So thats what I went by.

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    I think it's up to you, and can depend on size of quilt blocks. My current WIP is 52 square.

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    For the one I'm using now, the size was where I ran out of material. I've added a border, binding, and calling it done. No one will know I really wanted it bigger.

    I used my own lap for a test, and if my derriere will be covered, the recipient's will be too. :lol:

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    Thanks, you girls are great. Love the humor. So I guess it really doesn't matter.

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    It only matters if you are making it for a person in a wheelchair. My husbands has to longer than most because of his long legs, but I have to tuck it tight to his little behind! lol lol

    Some for wheelchairs have to be shorter.
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    Hey, thanks for posting this, I will be gratful forever, trying to figure it out, but hadn't thought to ask :)
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Maybe it depends on the size of the lap? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I love this answer. I need the almost a twin size lap quilt. LOL

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    My husband and 2 sons are 6'4" and 6'5", so when I make a lap quilt they want it long enough to cover from their shoulder to their size 13 feet!! I tend to make LONG lap quilts :shock: :lol:

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    hey,

    i have those guys too. only one of each. are you sure they aren't the same ones? mine bundle up with twin sized quilts and call them 'throws'.

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    http://cottonpatchfabrics.com/cgi-bi...es=0&lastmenu=

    This website has the measurements for all quilts, but I don't think it's written in stone that a quilt has to be those exact measurements.

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    http://quilting.suite101.com/article...for_your_quilt

    As you can see, I think it depends on what you decide to do with it. I found other sites and the sizes all over the place. There is definitely nothing cut in stone, it is all of to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arizona Sunrises
    For the one I'm using now, the size was where I ran out of material.
    That's my gauge too - or if I run out of steam and I just want to be done.

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    I'm with the "depends on the size of the lap" bunch. I made one last year for a tall nephew who was getting married and made it long enough to cover him and wide enough to snuggle with his new bride! :wink:

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