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Thread: Thoughts on Baby quilt please

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    Senior Member taiboo's Avatar
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    I made this the other day, I feel it is too long and want to shorten it by a row...HOWEVER, my husband feels it is a good size and says leave it alone...It is for his cousin's baby shower next weekend..

    Thoughts???

    Thanks for looking! :-)
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    Such a cute quilt! I would do what you think is best.

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    Cute!

    What size is it right now? If you take off a row, approx what size would it be. It is really hard to judge the size by the picture. ;)

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    It might be long for a baby quilt...but he/she won't be a baby forever!

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    great baby quilt.. i like the extra length... I make my baby quilts bigger too..
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    It is now 51x63....I would remove an entire row of 12 inch squares, so it would be close to 51x51 (give or take)

    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
    Cute!

    What size is it right now? If you take off a row, approx what size would it be. It is really hard to judge the size by the picture. ;)

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    Your quilt is adorable. I had the same dilemma with a baby quilt I made. It ended up about 58" x 70" and I'm leaving it. I feel it will be usable way beyond the "baby" years this way. I am, however, making a smaller version of the one I did for a cousin.

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    Either size will work but if you keep it 50x60 the child can use it as a toddler quilt on a toddler bed and later as a lap quilt. I personally would keep the row. If you want it more as a play mat I would take the row off. The pattern looks like it would lend itself well for a toddler quilt too.


    Quote Originally Posted by taiboo
    It is now 51x63....I would remove an entire row of 12 inch squares, so it would be close to 51x51 (give or take)

    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
    Cute!

    What size is it right now? If you take off a row, approx what size would it be. It is really hard to judge the size by the picture. ;)

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    Senior Member taiboo's Avatar
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    Thank you everyone, I will keep the row...It's nice to get everyone's opinions :-)

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    it's a great quilt. if it's for a baby, i'd be tempted to take a row off too.

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    Very cute quilt. I have pretty much stopped making "baby" quilts. I make them all a little bit larger that way they can be used on a toddler bed or as a playmat on the floor. The one exception would be if I am doing one specifically for a stroller quilt.

    I would keep the size. They can love it longer this way!

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    i make mine longer too...even when they are small they kick alot so there is some to tuck under so they kinda stay in it

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    leave it that size. the baby will grow into it quickly. cute quilt!!

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    adorable baby quilt!

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    very cute...i like mine longer....it works!!!

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    My experience is this: I make two for grandchildren and they use the small one (40 x 42 approx) when they are small and they can be wrapped up in then I make a larger one (whatever crib size is) and they use it as they get bigger. So don't waste the fabric by cutting it off they'll appreciate the bigger one later. They get so many small ones at showers and as gifts. My two cents worth.

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    leave it alone...they grow so quick...very cute

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    I would leave the row on...the baby will be a child, then a teen almost before you know it!
    Very Cute!!!!!

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    I like it the way it is. Cute quilt!

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    Actually, the pic isn't popping up on my iPhone just now, but you have a real dilemma! I love square quilts, but the board is right when they bigger=longer useful life.

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    It can always be folded in half when the baby is small. The quilt is lovely!

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    I would leave it as is!!

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    Love the quilt and the colors.

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    The baby will grow and will use it as a toddler and young person. It looks great and you did a wonderful job. Thank you for sharing.

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    Remember that the little one is going to grow and grow and grow. Do you want it to stay a baby quilt, or a quilt that will maybe become their favorite to drag around and bundle up in?

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