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Thread: Sofa Quilts

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    I know there are some of you that mentioned you make sofa quilts. Do you make these to use or just for display and what sizes do you make them?

    Thanks

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    I'm working on one now for a wedding gift...Make is about the length of a twin(mine is only 6 ft). Width is your choice, I like it to be double the width of the sofa cushions at least, got to be able to wrap up in it.
    I'm not going all out on this one due to the fact that thier dog will probably eat this quilt...

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    Mine are for use. They are all over the place. My size rule is at least 6' and however wide looks good for the pattern.

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    Is a sofa quilt the same thing as a lap quilt?

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    I use the term lap quilt rather loosely... It can be anywhere from a 50 X 72 inch down to one that would just cover the lap and legs. I make them to drape on the back of the couch while not being used.

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    Definately for use!!! I have several and when the kids are home they are left all over the room!!

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    I am making a couple now, and I too was wondering what size they should be. So thanks for bringing this up and thanks to all who replied. Mine will be abt. 60x72.

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    I'm with Amma. I use the term "lap quilt" in regards to any quilt that doesn't go to the bed. Lap size can be anything from fitting just to cover legs/feet or to cover an entire body. Mine fold up over the chairs, couch, loveseat...get folded and tossed in the corner...you name it...

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    I use mine.

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    I use mine and the size requirement for me is big enough to curl up in while making like a couch potato. :lol: So I guess that would be about the same as a twin size quilt?? Like everyone else, I like it long enough that it will cover me while in my favorite position (prone) and wide enough to cover me side to side. And I use them and when it gets REALLY cold they sometimes migrate up to the bed as an additional layer.

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    I have renamed mine Nap Quilts, long enough to wrap up my feet and tuck under my chin. My Son is 6ft so his is a little longer. Mine also end up on beds when needed. I also like to fold mine in half and place over my lap at times.

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    I always carry a small quilt in the car to wrap up in until the heater gets the car warm. I use it in the summer because my husband runs the air conditioning full blast at times.

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    I have a rag quilt on my sofa and it is approx 56 by 72
    We use it also have one more that the grand kids get out when they come 60 x 60.

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    I make my couch throws, that's what I call them, a bit smaller than a twin, but larger than a lap. How's that for confusing? ha But yes, we use them all winter and sometimes in the summer too. DH likes to keep the house cold with the A/C unit in the summer.

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    I make mine just big enough to cover all of me (or whoever I make it for) while lying on the couch. And mine get used a lot. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pats8e8
    I make my couch throws, that's what I call them, a bit smaller than a twin, but larger than a lap.
    Yep, that size:) smaller than a twin, larger than a lap; that's about the size I make mine.

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    I need to invent a new size- one that the dog and I can share comfortably. I always end up with my feet sticking out and she hogs the blanket. Although I am bigger than her, she doesn't like to share. She doesn't do it to anyone else either.

    I think the 60 x 72 sounds good.

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    I have always made bed quilts and am just starting lap/sofa quilts. Someone is always in need of a quilt to cover up with while watching TV, etc. I'm liking the smaller size.

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    At our house, a throw quilt has to be pretty long--my husband is 6' 4" and wears size 14 shoes! So, a quilt long enough to cover him AND his feet has to be about 75-80" long. I make mine about 60-75" X 75-80". That way, if I want to snuggle with him, there is room for both of us!

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