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Thread: Square or Rectangular quilts? - which do you prefer?

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    Super Member paulswalia's Avatar
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    I've been called round, or Rubinesque - but never square!

    I don't like square quilts because I'm not shaped that way and my husband is over 6 feet, so I prefer rectangular so they are longer than they are wide. Why are so many partterns made square?

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    Depends. Guess i'm not picky

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    I prefer Rectangle. Unless they are a wall hanging. Some wall hangings are better square but I like rectangle for actual use to curl up in.

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    I like rectangle better myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulswalia
    I've been called round, or Rubinesque - but never square!

    I don't like square quilts because I'm not shaped that way and my husband is over 6 feet, so I prefer rectangular so they are longer than they are wide. Why are so many partterns made square?
    Since I've never seen a square bed, I absolutely prefer rectangular. I don't know why patterns are made square, but I almost always modify them and add blocks or whatever to make them rectangular.

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    I like square ones for bundling babies in - does anyone do that anymore?

    Otherwise, rectangular. I'm wide - but I'm still longer than wide.

    The pattern is probably square because the layout looked nice - and it would have been more of an effort to figure out something to make it longer.

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    I made one king sized quilt - it was square. All the other bed quilts have been rectangular.

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    I like rectangle ones best. I love wrapping my feet up in the extra length.

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    Square quilts are ideal for queen and king sized beds, as well as for couch quilts, lap quilts, wheelchair quilts, children's play quilts, and, of course, wall quilts.

    Squares are a much more balanced design shape in the opinion of many, and it's the shape of the overwhelming majority of my designs and quilts. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I'm sticking with squares. :D

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    Rectangle for me :lol:

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    Rectangular seems to make the most sense to me for bed quilts or lap quilts. Guess art or wall quilts it wouldn't matter much.

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    Rectangle

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    love both of them

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    Square for wall hangings, rectangle for one to cuddle with.

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    Depends on the pattern. Some look awesome square, others rectangular. I like a rectangular one to cuddle with on the couch, but for bed, square.

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    Square for a bed or lounging on a couch I want it longer so my feet aren't sticking out. For a baby or wall hanging I don't mind square.

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    I think squares look better usually but aren't as practical to me. I only make rectangular ones.

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    Rectangle...yes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    I like square ones for bundling babies in - does anyone do that anymore?

    Otherwise, rectangular. I'm wide - but I'm still longer than wide.

    The pattern is probably square because the layout looked nice - and it would have been more of an effort to figure out something to make it longer.
    Agree...

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    Bed quilts should fit the bed. A queen or king bed is near enough to square that a square quilt has the advantage of being able to go on the bed in any direction, which can help it wear longer.

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    Square fits my bed but rectangular is great for sleeping on the couch. Just depends.

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    My preference is rectangle.

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    Rectangle, I've only made quilts for beds. Makes more sense.

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    ....usually the patterns I'm drawn to aren't square....I prefer the rectangular ones - need that length and not so much width (if that makes sense).

    You can always modify!!!

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    depends if its a wall hanging lap quilt or bed quilt, bed quilt definitely has to be rectangle everything else doesn't matter to me

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