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Old 02-27-2021, 03:03 PM
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I have made both square and rectangle. I like rectangular for throws or bed spreads and square for table toppers.
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Old 02-27-2021, 05:21 PM
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I only make rectangle quilts. I use my quilts I make for our double size bed to fit as a bedspread. We have an 18" thick mattress. Roughly 85 x 95" I make pillow covers to cover bed pillows. I don't like the looks of the over the pillows. I make them 24 x 36". Like small quilts. I also make up my own quilts to suit me.

Very easy for me to see how a rectangle quilt should go on my bed.
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Old 02-27-2021, 06:37 PM
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on our bed, I don't want my DH having the quilt on our bed near his beard and he also has a habit of yanking it up by the binding--so our rectangular bed quilt is on sidewise with another light weight blanket underneath that I don't mind him yanking.
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Old 02-28-2021, 04:39 AM
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Speaking for the minority here..... I prefer rectangle quilts. Baby quilts are almost always square but most others are rectangles. I make mine for snuggling and people are taller than, shall I say wider. For me it is all about the pattern and I look for ones that either are rectangle or can have another row or two added to become rectangular. I skip some patterns if they can't be converted to longer than wide. Just my opinion.
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Old 02-28-2021, 05:11 AM
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I posted this over a year ago, but thought I would do it again as EasyPeezy mentioned that she hates figuring out which way to turn a quilt on a bed. Once you find the top/bottom place a small safety pin along the binding of the quilt (underneath side). Once you find it you will know that it is the top or bottom...works for fitted sheets also. My late mother-in-law taught me this trick. it never fails me.
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Old 02-28-2021, 07:27 AM
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To know what way to place a quilt on the bed, I have made the backing different. On one of my quilts, I put a small different colored strip of fabric along the edges of the backing. Makes it easy to know the long way from the width. Also piecing a row of left over fabric and using it as part of the backing can help too....Like putting the pieced row near the top of the quilt.
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Old 02-28-2021, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by lindaschipper View Post
I posted this over a year ago, but thought I would do it again as EasyPeezy mentioned that she hates figuring out which way to turn a quilt on a bed. Once you find the top/bottom place a small safety pin along the binding of the quilt (underneath side). Once you find it you will know that it is the top or bottom...works for fitted sheets also. My late mother-in-law taught me this trick. it never fails me.
I remember your post every time I change the sheets. Still haven't put
any pins though. I know where the label goes so that's good enough for
now.
My bed actually needs square quilts otherwise it won't fit right. This
works well for lazy me.
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Old 03-01-2021, 11:12 AM
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I prefer rectangle too. I think they just look better on a bed than a square quilt. Ok for a baby quilt to be square, but lap and bed quilts definitely rectangle :-) Like WMUTeach, I will usually skip any square patterns unless I can make them rectangle.
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Old 03-01-2021, 04:06 PM
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I prefer quilts that are longer than wider. I made a quilt for my son's girlfriend and the pattern was square but I added some blocks to the top and bottom and it turned out great.
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Old 03-03-2021, 03:57 AM
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Originally Posted by roseywile View Post
Try folding it in half along the diagonal - if it lines up along both edges to make a triangle, then it's a square.
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Oh, goodness, why didn't we think of that. What an obvious solution! Thanks, roseywile. We are all just a little bit wiser because of your comment.. Or maybe it is just me who found this one of those head slap moments Tee-Hee-Hee. Thank you!
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