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    what size quilt do you make?

    I have seen many quilt pattern that make quilts that don't really fit a bed, what size quilt do you make most?
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    I make anything from double to king. None of us in our family like anything smaller, including me.

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    I do a lot of quilting for charity, so most of mine are in the 48x60 range. I do big square quilts for wheelchairs, maybe 48 square.
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    I usually make either twin size for my granddaughters or a queen size for my dh and myself. My grandson picked out a panel and some matching fabric and wants a wall hanging for his room. I am pretty excited as it will not take me long to get that done.

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    I usually make quilts that are to be used watching TV. The weight of large quilts is difficult to work with and I usually make quilts with fabric I find fun. If it takes too long and I get bored it becomes closet food - it goes in and never comes out. I have sent several to people that way they like to finish quilts or use up fabric that I no longer like.

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    Usually large nap size/twin. For baby quilts-34 x 40. Charity ones, 55 x 70 or so.
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    Any size that fits a bed, mostly queen and king. I like for my quilts to be big enough to use. We use our bed quilts for tv watching also.

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    I make sizes that will fit a bed if that is the intention. I also do charity quilts and those are smaller - more for a child or a wheelchair

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    I almost never make a bed size quilt. Mostly I make lap size, 40x60 range. The big ones are too hard for me to handle with the sandwiching and then the quilting. If the pattern makes a bigger size, I figure out how to downsize it. And since I like modern/wonky looking quilts, I most likely will make as many blocks as I want then add different sized borders.
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    I make lap size & baby size. I've only made one twin size & that's the largest I've ever made.

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    Either twin beds size or queen size, unless if I am making baby quilts. Mostly I would say 85% queen!
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    i make donation quilts for the cancer center, usually 40x55 to 42x60
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doggramma View Post
    I almost never make a bed size quilt. Mostly I make lap size, 40x60 range. The big ones are too hard for me to handle with the sandwiching and then the quilting.
    Same here. I make my own designs or modify the pattern to make whatever size they turn out to be, usually somewhere between lap and twin size. I've made a couple of Queen or king size and found the whole process to be too cumbersome.

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    My most common size are twin quilts, at least 70x90. I like to make large lap quilts too, about 70x70.
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    I make baby quilts mostly about 42"X42" and kids quilts a little bigger, all charity ones. I've made several full size ones for family and friends... when I was younger. My quilts are all utility ones, never for quilt shows or wall hangings.

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    I make all sizes, from wall hangings to super-sized kings.

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    Oh, from 24x36 to 120” square. And everything in between.
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    I like to make small quilts that are useful for napping or lounging or throws. Not everyone can handle the heaviness of a large quilt.
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    The size quilts I make are usually lap size to queen.
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    Depends on the purpose. We use down duvets on all the beds, so for family I make lap/throw size. I do not put quilts on the beds.
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    Baby, lap, small twin or regular twin. Have made a few queen size, never a king. Sometimes the fabric tells me what to do with it, sometimes the amount of fabric tells me the same thing.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    I make baby quilts or throw size. If I want a bed quilt I just make one big enough to cover the top of the bed. I have a white duvet cover and pillowcases to go underneath. The few full size bed quilts I have made are so heavy to lie under and I tend to toss about quite a lot so find it very uncomfortable.

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    For a bed quilt I like it to be the size of the mattress and about 15 inches(anywhere from 12-20) on either side of the quilt and on one end to cover the edge of the mattress.
    I always seem to want to make quilts a slightly different size from the pattern and I am always changing something about them, it's why I started using EQ.

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    The majority of my quilts are queen sized but I tend to just make them what ever size fits the need. If I start with a commercial pattern I tend to change it to fit what I want it to be.
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    I find if the quilt pattern doesn't make the size I need I add a couple borders to make it larger or another row of the blocks if I can. I try to use up all the scraps made while putting the quilt together. There are so many types of borders that really add to the quilt. I doubt if I have enough years to try them all.
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