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Thread: Wall Hanging or Bed Quilt?

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    Which do you do more, wall hanging or bed quilt - and what size?

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    Bed quilts, but I did one wall hanging a couple of months ago and got great satisfaction in getting it completely finished in a short amount of time. I see more short projects in my future.

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    wall hangings

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    I never make any quilts smaller than crib size. Usually all I make now are twin size up to queen, some a little larger. I use my sewing machine for quilting them.

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    For the wall quilts, do you add a sleeve, or how do you hang them? For me, there is a bettter chance of finishing them - less bulk, everything goes smoother. DH thinks a wallhanging is not really a quilt -HUMPH! What does HE know?? He is not a quilter!!! hahaha

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    I make a hanging sleeve, then cut it in half, hem the short ends back up, then insert a dowel rod, the little opening is where I hang the quilt from. Does that make sense?

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    Wall and lap size quilts. I use the hanging sleeve for the wall quilts.

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    I'm working on my first wall hanging! I've done several baby quilts, but mostly bed size ( queens and a few king size) quilts. One of these days I'll make something for me and keep it. My list of to do's needs to get smaller before that happens, lol!!

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    Lap/twin sized quilts :D:D:D

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    Bed quilts, usually queen and king.

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    I usually make bedsizes too!

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    I mostly do wall hangings and "orphan blocks" - just because I love to paper piece and find intricate little designs I want to play with.

    Although, right now I've been doing gigantic Tshirt quilts for a bunch of boys who are going off to college. (as a for-hire job)

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    I started big, gradually went to little, then back to big, now I'm going back to little again.

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    I started big, gradually went to little, then back to big, now I'm going back to little again.

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    Bed size for me, at least a double size, rarely a wall hanging. I do have occaision when I wonder 'how many bed quilts is too many'? especially when we only have 2 beds, quilts are only used on one of them; but, then it passes and I make another quilt!

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    I make wall hangings because I like to see the whole design. And small doll quilts for charity, as a good way to experiment. I sew little plastic rings on small quilts. You can even use rings from soda cans!

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    I have been on a lap quilt binge recently, but that's for Christmas gifts. I usually do wall hangings. I like that I can do a simple one quickly, or an intricate one and take however long I want. I hang them above my mantle and change them often. I have a curtain rod with the loops with the little clips up there to hang them. I have done the sleeve method, too. Just finished a french braid for that spot, but it's too big, so will have to think about it for awhile.

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    I make an occasional wall hanging but most of mine are full size or larger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingleberry
    I never make any quilts smaller than crib size. Usually all I make now are twin size up to queen, some a little larger. I use my sewing machine for quilting them.
    Me, too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchinwitch
    Which do you do more, wall hanging or bed quilt - and what size?
    I make "lap robes" for my veterans. Measurement: 60 x 72 (or a bit smaller) big enough to cover a sleeping person, small enough to fold in half and use in a wheelchair.

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    I make what I call "throw size" quilts the most (and baby quilts, everyone is always having babies). I do a few "doll size" and wall-hangings too.

    I actually haven't completed a bed size quilt, although I have two (a twin and a queen) in progress.

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    I've made 2 bed size quilts, although one of them is still waiting to have the bottom seam sewn. I much prefer lap quilts and wall hangings as they are quicker to do.

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    Have done both but I do enjoy the wall hangings now.......so much easier to handle....
    and completed so much sooner !!!!!!

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    All over the place. Since I teach quilting and sewing, I have to do smaller pieces as S&T. Am now completing a lap/nap size for each of my sibs. Then more ART type hangings are in my future.

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    I make all sizes of quilts. Right now I'm in the middle of piecing the blocks for a queen size quilt and I just started 3 identical wall hangings. I have 5 wall hangings waiting to be quilted after I practice some free motion quilting a bit on my new machine. I also have two other queen size quilts that the blocks are all done and ready to set together. I have two twin size quilts in the process right now too.

    I'm getting the list of "in the works" quilts worked down though.

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