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Thread: True Measurments

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    Can anyone give me the true measurements for quilt sizes, I'm having problems finding agreement in the books, I've read. It seems that a couple of my books, vary in what twin, vs full, vs queen, vs king is. Usually by only a few inches. But I would really like a standard size for each. So the quilt police won't get me. LOL. Thanks all you precious Quilters.

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    Here are two sites that might help you. I usually measure the bed and decide how big I want the quilt. These have helped me a lot.

    http://www.the-quilt-center.com/measure.htm#Comforter/_Quilt

    http://www.nmia.com/~mgdesign/qor/begin/bedmeas.htm

    Hope this helps.

    Debbie :)

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    Debbie

    Thank-You so much. Went to the sites that you sent me, GREAT info as well as presented so well in a very organized way. Of course I had to print it out. I started a while back making my own note-book with info that I know I'll need over and over again. When I run into valuable info, such as what you sent me. I have to print it to add to my own book. Again Thanks so much for your time and info. I like to measure a bed as well. But in this circumstance I have been comissoned to make a queen size quilt, for my neighbor who wants to give it as a wedding gift, in May. So I don't know what size (the couples) bed would be, and neither dose my neighbor, so I really needed the measurements to be acturate for my neighbor, who requested Queen size.

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    Ahh, Becky, another after my heart! I do the "notebook" thing, too. With dividers for patterns I want to try, meansurements, etc. etc. I have so many in the notebook now I'm not going to be able to get it all done, but it sure is fun trying, eh?
    Sharon

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    Becky and Sharon, I also have a notebook, it is getting full too and I don't think I will ever get all of them done!!! I'm glad I'm not alone.!!

    Debbie :D

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    Wow! You guys only have one notebook? I plan on living a really long time, so I currently have many. :lol:

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    How CAN you think that? lmbo I have one of quilting, one of sewing craft projects, one of crocheting projects, one of dress making projects, one of painting, four on gardening, teaching myself knitting, soo I have to hang out for awhile...........lol lol

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    OK now ladies give me a chance to catch-up. I forgot I have another note-book that I keep just applique pattern pieces in, there all various shapes and sizes, I keep them in clear plastic sheet protectors, and I write what shapes or pattern pieces are in them with a black sharpie.So give me time I promise I'll catch-up

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    Oh, shoot, you reminded me.........I have THAT too and one for the hand quilting designs.......sheesh, I'd have more room for a bigger stash if I'd get rid of some of the notebooks, right? Can't do it, just can't give up one thing I "might" have a chance to work up. Need to build a bigger house, that's the ticket!!

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    I solved the notebook space problem, mine are stashed in the *hallway library* along with all the quilt books I've accumulated. A hallway is such wasted space!

    I have three notebooks full of patterns and ideas torn from magazines and copied off the internet. I really did reduce the collection, it just doesn't show!

    Today I've taken to reorganizing the sewing room. Why? you ask? I'm not sure but it had to be done. There's got to be a better arrangement! Now if I could only get all my stuff back into the room! :roll:
    Tomorrow I'll sew and try it out. I hope it works. I'd hate to do this all over on Friday!:P I maybe sewing in the hallway soon. Ha!

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    Yvonne

    You make me afarid to organize my sewing room, my hall is really small. LOL

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    :thumbup: I'm sure happy to know that there are more "notebook" nuts out there. I also have some small 4 /12" x 6" photo books you can pick up in the dollar stores which are very handy for little tidbits, etc. I keep one just for shopping which contains a quilt measurement chart, needle size and type, batting types, yardage conversion info, etc., and bits of fabric that I may be trying to match up and other little tidbits. This is easy to carry in your purse and comes in very handy. :wink: :lol:

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    Marilyn

    Thanks so much for that tid-bit, I think I'll borrow your idea.

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    Hi all you well organized people.....
    You have your stuff in notebooks & separate ones at that?! Wow. I have mine saved in libraries on computer but don't think there is enough paper to print out & I know not enough shelf space to keep them on should I do so. LOL Lucky I have 2 drives with 7 GIG each huh? I prints em as I needs em. Betty 8)

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    I'm not much of a saver. I copy them from library books and ones I like on line. Mine fit in one folder; and I have a lot saved on the computer.
    That's it. The more stuff I have the less I can find. :roll:

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    Hi Betty: Thought your idea of a computer library for your stuff is great and obviously will work well with info gathered from this program. However, I find it difficult and tedious to try and scan from a hard-backed book or even magazines that must be folded back. Even flat pages are really time consuming. I think from now on I will try to incorporate both methods - even that could save a lot of shelf/filing space. What do you think?

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    don't forget to back everything up to CDs once in a while. I lost a quilt design that took me days to develop ... and i should know better. i'm s'posed to be an IT Geek. LOL
    :cry:

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    Hi Patrice,
    Yes, backups vip. I am a newbie at quilting, just got EQ Design Wizard, just a starter design program, am just in the process of playing around with it right now but I am thinking as I do design something I want to save or do I will just pop a cd in & put it on there to begin with. Could very well save me a lot of disappointment. But thanks so much for sounding the warning. Betty 8)

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    Hi Marilyn,
    I think incorporating both methods would probably work well. Anyway it takes to collect the information you need. Since I am a newbie trying to teach myself this skill I need more than most. LOL I have sewn for years but quilting is a very different process. I have probably studied, researched, read, watched videos, etc etc as much for this as any college course I ever took. There is a lot to learn. I don't have and don't expect to have the very expensive machines some do, I am pretty much a make it work with what you have person. I don't really do much scanning, even when my scanner is up and running, for quilting. If I see something on the net that appeals to me in form or use of color I keep it for reference. I have 1 file that is nothing but different tips or several opinions on how something is done, like photo printing for instance. With the books I have, if they are not spiral bound where you can open them flat, I am lucky in that they have a machine at work that I can spiral bind those. I stopped buying books though. You never have all the ones you want & they are only for reference, for me. I sometimes have a lot of back "filing" to do to get my files in the folder they belong in or even deciding how I want to sort but the computer is a wonderful tool for finding and keeping information & saving it on physical storage space for sure. As Patrice suggested though, do backups. Betty 8)

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    Let me introduce you to another product that makes keeping stuff found on the internet quick and easy. I also printed everything, and have filled numerous notebooks. The amount of paper and ink for the printer was just breaking me. Now I store everything on a neat tiny little thing that plugs into a USB port called a Travel Drive. Some are called Flash Drives. They hold an immence amount of patterns and come in different sizes. The one I have holds 256MB. But I have seen then at 1G and 2Gs. Now I just call up this little portable drive and print what I need when I need it. Trust me, this is the slickest thing going and can be used on any computer. I often take mine to the shop to show Pam something I found on line. Also, a side note, I have an old computor with W98 and it was no trouble to install. Later computers do not need a downloaded drive to operate it. It was quite easy for me to download and was using it in just a few minutes and frees my computer space. :D

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