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Thread: What size do you sew your lap quilts?

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    I'm makeing a Paper pieced lap quilt. It's only 33 x 33 which dosn't seem big enough. I am now trying to do extra boarders around it. I was just wondering what size you do?
    I should tell you i'm new to this.
    terejoy

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    The lap quilts I've done are about 50 x 60.

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    The smallest I've done is 45x60, and that was for my...ahem "vertically challenged" grandmother. I don't really like "lap" quilts though...I want a quilt I can roll up in like a burrito, so I tend to do 60x80 average for a snuggle/throw quilt as a gift, and even bigger for myself. lol I base the size largely on who will be getting it and make it bigger or smaller depending on their body size.

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    I have done them 45x 58 and a little larger. ;-)

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    I also tend to make my lap quilts larger than normal. Even for the baby quilts, I make them at least 36" or larger.

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    I make mostly lap quilts which vary from 50 X 50 to 65 X 75 (I have a few very tall nephews!), but most of mine are around 60X60. Many of my lap quilts are for couples, so they're generous enough for two to snuggle under. ;)

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    Thanks, that gives me a good idea.

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    i do about 60x60

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    I also do about 50" x 60". I figure this is the size to cover the lap and legs of a person who is sitting on a chair or in a wheel chair.

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    I do 48x 56 or 50 x 60 or 60x 60---depends on height of the person I am making it for! couch quilts at least 60 x 60...

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    always crib size of craft size 34 x 45. these are for children's hospital. they talk all sizes. My daughter in law is a nurse and says they cover the top of the beds prefect for the little ones.

    Also, will not get stuck in wheel chairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terejoy
    I'm makeing a Paper pieced lap quilt. It's only 33 x 33 which dosn't seem big enough. I am now trying to do extra boarders around it. I was just wondering what size you do?
    I should tell you i'm new to this.
    terejoy
    Paper piece.. a lot of work ! have fun !

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    Usually around 54 x 72 or in that range. Lap quilts are my new favorite size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deema
    I don't really like "lap" quilts though...I want a quilt I can roll up in like a burrito.
    totally agree.

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    Usually at least 50 x 60.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terejoy
    I'm makeing a Paper pieced lap quilt. It's only 33 x 33 which dosn't seem big enough. I am now trying to do extra boarders around it. I was just wondering what size you do?
    I should tell you i'm new to this.
    terejoy
    Mine are either 65"x65" or 72"x72". I like them to be big enough that you can really wrap up in them and be comfortable.

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