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    When I make a baby quilt I always put a hanging sleeve on the back. Some parents don't want to get a "special" quilt dirty. So if they want to hang it -- that is their option. I never give a quilt with any "strings" I will admit that I prefer that it not be used for a dog blanket

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    Quote Originally Posted by lavona
    is it just me but it seems to me that a lot of peaple caarents don't want to get a "special" quilt dirty and hand it on the wall.ll a wallhanging a quilt but to me a quilt is to be used on a bed and take a lot of work while a wallhanging doesn't take as long and some are only 12 inch square and they are also called a quilt or is a quilt any thing that has quilting on it. i don't mean to offend just wondering

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    Quote Originally Posted by lavona
    is it just me but it seems to me that a lot of peaple call a wallhanging a quilt but to me a quilt is to be used on a bed and take a lot of work while a wallhanging doesn't take as long and some are only 12 inch square and they are also called a quilt or is a quilt any thing that has quilting on it. i don't mean to offend just wondering
    I have an idea for a quilted wall hanging that would be large enough to be a good sized quilt (so far the plans say 70" square). Like your typical quilt, there will be blocks that are pieced together in some way, there will be two layers of fabric separated by a layer of batting, the layers will be sewn together, and the edges will be finished off with binding. I also have a series of quilted stained glass style wall hangings in mind that aren't quite as huge, but because of the amount of detail and different type of fabrics they will use they'll take a lot of work to do in planning, selecting fabrics, and quilting.

    I think its wrong to say a quilted wall hanging doesn't count as a quilt because it doesn't take as much time to make. There are many wall hangings out there that do take as much time and, if anything, thought and effort as a quilt you would use as a bed spread, even if they aren't as big as a regular quilt.

    And what about quilts where the quilter used shortcuts and tips to make the quilting process go faster? Are they not quilts because they were whipped up in a shirt amount of time and didn't go through a huge undertaking to make them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    "quilt" types up a lot faster than "wallhanging".... :) :)
    I like that one. You're so right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by franie
    That's what I hate the most.

    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    what really chaps me is for someone to call a quilt a blanket!
    My DDIL calls my afghans blankets. I mean one of them (DS) is as big as a blanket. His DGM made it for him. I made all the rest and they're "lap robe" size.

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    When I am whiney I ask Pat to bring me my blanky. He always brings me a quilt.

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    I believe the definition of 'quilt (n.)' currently used by most quilting organizations (as opposed to a dictionary) is 'three layers joined together by stitching'. At least that's what I see in all competition rules, traditional and otherwise. Does not have to be batting in the middle, does not have to be stitched with thread, size does not matter, purpose does not matter. You don't have to agree, but they are the ones making the rules so they get to call it what they want. :roll:

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    Well we had a thread all about this when some members of the quilt guild I was going to said I was not a quilter because I do miniatures and the quilters on this group took one look and said that they aRE QUILTS I have one that has 48 two inch blocks that have 13 pieces in each log cabin block each block is only two inches square I dont know but it takes me as much work and as much time to do these as it does to make a king size quilt I just prefer the miniatures

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    I think, for me, that by definition, any sized three - layered sandwich that is quilted upon by whatever method, whatever the size - Whatever the purpose- is a quilt. That's why we can use the word as an adjective as well, in quilted jacket, quilted bag etc."Wall Hanging" is not specific enough either, as it could be made from macrame etc.

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    I agree, a quilt is composed of a top, batting and backing (sometimes doesn't even have to have batting). It can be a wall hanging or any size, doesn't have to be on a bed. I make quilts, but none are on my beds. They are hanging over the railing/banisters, on quilt racks and on my walls. Even big ones go on my walls as 'art'.

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoriAmD
    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    what really chaps me is for someone to call a quilt a blanket!
    I agree!! It is offensive to me when I give someone a quilt and they continue to call it a blanket - even after I explain it is a "quilt"! :(
    I also agree. They are quilts, not blankets!!!

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    It it's pieced but not quilted, then it's patchwork, which is a lovely craft in itself -- but it's not quilting.

    I have no issues with the size of the project, but I do think that terms for technique have gotten very fuzzy.
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    I have a wallhanging in my living room that I made about four years ago, measures 18" square. That "quilt" gave me more trouble than any other I have made, including a king size one. I have been sewing for a long, long time and that wallhanging was about the end of my sewing/quilting hobby! I laugh about it now, but believe me, I wasn't laughing then. So it's not always the size that makes a quilt a quilt--I know that from experience!

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    I call them quilts because sometimes my walls get cold! hehehehe

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    IMHO, call them what pleases you, and call me happy that I get to make them.

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    That is a tradition of Native North Americans, it's because of it's use, not to put down the art - even the most intricate combos of patch and applique with embroidery + you name it are 'blankets' - I think i't kind of folksy and nice, once you get used to it!

    Maurene, Montreal

    PS - one of the best quilt shops around Montreal is on the Mohawk reservation here - the ladies that run it take a super, personal interest in everybody's 'blanket' projects! I gues I've gotten a bit partial to it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    what really chaps me is for someone to call a quilt a blanket!
    Oh, that gets to me too! I made an Art Quilt for a challenge last year, that's about the size of a full bed. Took 6 months to create. This was never intended to go on a bed, but on my wall. Someone referred to it as my blanket and at first I didn't know what they were talking about. I won first place, by the way in the challenge.
    To me a quilt is anything (whether intended to go on a bed or a wall) that is made from pieces of fabric or one whole piece, layered with batting of some sort or not and a backing layer , which also can be pieced or not. Some sort of stitching or ties thru all layers, holds the batting from shifting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    what really chaps me is for someone to call a quilt a blanket!
    But it's okay with me if my grandbabies refer to their quilts as blankies!

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    Maybe quilted blanket?

    I mad something a few years ago that defied definition - I liked the fabric of a Ikea light weight duvet cover so much I decided to make a ?? out of it - took it apart, drew the threads to square it, put the very most lightweight bat I could find in the middle, picked apart and squared another plain muslin duvet cover for backing and folded the printed fabric over muslin in a kind of envelope, basted the lot. THEN because it shifted so much I couldn't machine quilt it!! So I'm still at the hand hand quilting!! I made it with a very tall person in mind - it took ages to get the envelope perfectly square and it's taking ages to quilt - am just outlining the print. Its quite simple and cute, very light for a medium cool summer night. I decided it isn't quite a quilt but too much of a quilt to be just a coverlet, so I call it a 'quiltlet', Anyhow, it feels great, all pure cotton, even the thread.

    Maurene

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    I call it a quilt if it's on my bed and a wallhanging if on the wall, table runner if on the table, etc, etc, but I am not offended if you call everything you quilted a quilt. I would hate it if we were all the same. How boring would we be and then, think of this, if we were all the same we wouldn't need our wonderful board to discuss our different things.

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    True, and fun! I love hearing the verbal ideas and the art expressions that come out as quilts, all so different and beautiful.

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