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Thread: What size quilt do you make most often?

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    Senior Member Happy Treadler's Avatar
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    I've been bouncing around all over the place, finding SOOOO many cool patterns I want to make. Trying to pick my next project. I wondered what size quilt you all typically tend to make. Table runners? Wall hangings? Bed quilts? Lap quilts? Miniature quilts?

    Inquiring minds would love to know. :mrgreen:

    Trina

    p.s. For me, it seems that quilting isn't only a hobby, it's a sickness!!

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    I prefer lap size (approx. 50 x 65 or so). Simply because they can also be
    used as stunning wallhangings and will be seen by more of your visitors,
    than a bed quilt ????

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    Large Lap size quilts. They are almost twin. I give this size a lot for wedding gifts and such. Something big enough for 2 people to cuddle under on the couch.

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    I like the size of 75"x75". Most of my quilts are show quilts, so the quilt does not have to fit on a bed.

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    Baby and toddler quilts and lap sized quilts are the ones I have a tendency to make the most of -- only because they have been requested or are made as gifts for acquaintances. I am fairly new at machine quilting, and those sizes are easier to get through my machine without feeling like I'm wrestling a grizzly bear!! :shock: :roll: I have made a couple of twin and full sized quilts for school auctions, but mostly I'm reserving bed sized quilts for myself and my mother. :wink:

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    My lap sized quilts are sometimes big enough for two people (for wedding gifts), or in the case of my sweetie who is 6' 2", it will completely cover him from his chin right on past his tootsies! :thumbup:

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    most of my quilts are queen size...once in a while (special order only) i make a king size...once in a while i make a kids quilt, but mostly i make queen size.

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    I make mostly baby, toddler and large lap to twin. Not too many bed quilts.

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    My quilts are around 80 - 85 inches. As big as I can fit in my floor frame, anyway.

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    I like to make 50 X 72 or 60 X 72 for adults and I make a lot of baby/toddler quilts too :D:D:D

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    I make mostly bed size quilts.

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    I like making wall hangings, lap quilts, and table runners because I have a short attention span and get bored too easily so I want to make something that I can actually finish...LOL

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    I make my quilts to fit the top of my double bed so it's about 54" x 74".

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    Mine are never the size the pattern suggests. Twin-ish or Double-ish. When someone asks me how big the quilt will be, I have to say "I'll know when it's finished" and that is a sad truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Mine are never the size the pattern suggests. Twin-ish or Double-ish. When someone asks me how big the quilt will be, I have to say "I'll know when it's finished" and that is a sad truth.
    Me, too, Mad. I tend to sew it. Hold it up and decide if it needs more.

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    I like to do the lap sizes but if I am going to gift a quilt, birthday, anniversary, etc., then I'll go all out and do a King. Size really does matter!!

    jodi in leavenworth

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltQtrs
    I prefer lap size (approx. 50 x 65 or so). Simply because they can also be
    used as stunning wallhangings and will be seen by more of your visitors,
    than a bed quilt ????
    I agree completely.

    Lanny

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    I do a lot of baby quilts by request, and I love to make queen size quilts for weddings. For a birthday or a just because gift, I make a "generous" couch quilt, which is more of a full size.

    I go by my husband, he's 6'4" and if it completely covers him up and it's wider than his arm-span, that's the size I usually finish at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Large Lap size quilts. They are almost twin. I give this size a lot for wedding gifts and such. Something big enough for 2 people to cuddle under on the couch.
    I'm with Gayle....that's pretty much the perfect size for me, beyond a baby quilt size of about 40x40....

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    If I'm using a pattern I try to do twin or larger. If I'm just using a block and making up my own pattern they usually wind up being queen size. I have done a few king size, however, and a few baby quilts but the last baby quilt I made was 60 x 60. I guess I don't do anything small (lol).

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    I make all sizes, but I guess wall hangings and runners or toppers are what I make the most for they are usually given as gifts.

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    I envy all of you queen size quilters! My projects are usually very similar in size to the oversized lap quilts mentioned above...just under a twin and smaller. I make many more small projects in between though, I get bored quickly and have to be REALLY in love to continue on with a big project and actually get it finished.

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    I'm new to quilting, but I've made baby quilts and lap quilts the most. I wish I could quit my day job and quilt all day! :-)

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    I usually do crib size for all the babies and lap size, sometimes I do make more rows if I feel it is too small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Mine are never the size the pattern suggests. Twin-ish or Double-ish. When someone asks me how big the quilt will be, I have to say "I'll know when it's finished" and that is a sad truth.
    Me, too, Mad. I tend to sew it. Hold it up and decide if it needs more.
    Ha! I'm not the only one who 'flies by the seat of her pants' when it comes to patterns. I can always say mine are all 'custom'. Quilt doesn't quite cover the mattress?? OK, let's just add a border or two and make it work.

    Trina ROTFL

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