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    What size????

    I am in the process of making my first quilt top and I need to know what finished size is a quilt supposed to be? I realize it depends what you are using it for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swalters12 View Post
    I am in the process of making my first quilt top and I need to know what finished size is a quilt supposed to be? I realize it depends what you are using it for.

    Quilts are supposed to be whatever size you want it to be.

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    any size you want- some people make miniture quilts (pot holders or even coaster size) some people make huge extra large king sized quilts- and every size in between- make your quilt the size you want it to be-for what you plan to use it for- if you have a queen bed & want a quilt for your bed make a queen- if your friend is expecting and you want to make the new baby a quilt make it a baby quilt---its up to you what size you want to make your quilt.
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    Thank you for the help

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    For a first quilt top, it's wise to stay around lap quilt size -- a width of about 52-68 inches, and a length of about 52-78 inches. This will make it easier to stuff under the arm of your sewing machine while you machine quilt. Even if you decide to hand quilt, it's a good idea to keep that first project about this size so you don't feel too bogged down in terms of time needed for the quilting.

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    That would be my suggestion as well. I do my lap quilts 44x54 to fit Thermore batting, or narrower so I don't have to piece the back.

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    I agree, make whatever size you want. Not hard to know a larger quilt will take more time than a smaller one.

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    Thank you for the information. I just love this board.

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    quilts can be any size. it kind of depends on what it will be used for, like baby quilts, dolls quilt, king size bed quilt...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swalters12 View Post
    I am in the process of making my first quilt top and I need to know what finished size is a quilt supposed to be? I realize it depends what you are using it for.
    If this is your first quilt top, I would suggest no larger than about 60 x 80 - which I call adult couch quilts. Big enough to cover most adults, but still fairly manageable.

    Now - if you had asked what would be a good size for a specific use, we might have given more specific answers.

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    I have never made a quilt to any specific size. They are as big or small as I want. Right now i have a quilt on my Queen size bed and it only covers the top of the bed. It looks realy cool IMHO.

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