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Date: 3/18/13 2:11 PM

I've been asked by a friend to make a baby quilt. She wants to give it to her pregnant sister. What neither of us know is what a good size would be. Any thoughts out there would be greatly appreciated.

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Date: 3/18/13 4:43 PM

My daughters baby quilt is a 6 inch block quilt, 5blocks x 7blocks with 1 inch (finished and 5inch(finished) borders. I was able to use a single width of fabric for the backing. I think the ending measurements are something like 42x56? It fits pretty perfectly in a full-sized crib.

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Date: 3/18/13 4:53 PM

I believe 29x53 is crib size. I just finished one that size. You can make smaller or larger depending upon the planned purpose.

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Date: 3/18/13 5:38 PM

Scroll down this page for standard sizes, although the quilt could be used as a wall hanging or placed on the floor for the baby to play on.

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Date: 3/19/13 5:29 AM

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I've been asked by a friend to make a baby quilt. She wants to give it to her pregnant sister. What neither of us know is what a good size would be. Any thoughts out there would be greatly appreciated.

Here are Common Quilt Measurements (I keep this list handy)
Hope it helps

Common Quilt Sizes
These are all approximations… depending on the bed itself could determine the finished quilt size… things to consider: drape (will it hang over the edges), pillow tuck, size of the mattress (not all mattresses are created equal, especially those deep ones).

PLACEMATS - 11"-12" wide by 15"-18" length or 29cm – 31cm by 38cm – 46cm

MINIATURE – less than 36" square or 91 cm square

TABLE TOPPER or RUNNER -
Square table topper: 36” X 36” or 91cm x 91 cm.

Table Runner: 12"-18” x 40"-72” or 31cm-46cm x 102cm-183cm. Make a table runner to lay down the centre of a dining table. Lengthen the table runner for longer tables.

WALLHANGING – any size can qualify for a wallhanging. Be sure to measure the space you want to hang, to be sure it fits. Another thing to consider, the larger the quilt, the heavier it will be, requiring extra support.

BABY – between 36" X 36" and 52" X 52" or 91cm x 91cm and 132cm x 132cm. This size can depend on whether the quilt will be used in a crib.

CRIB – between 30"x 46" and 36" x 50" or 76cm x 117cm and 91cm x 127cm. If you are making this sized quilt as a gift, see if you can get the measurements… each manufacturer has their own sizes… and crib mattresses are different sizes too.

COT – between 58" x 90" and 72" x 108" or 147cm x 229cm and 183cm x 274cm.

TODDLER – 46" x 70" or 117cm x 178cm for a quilt. A toddler bed most often uses a crib mattress, however not always, so it is best to measure first.

BUNK – between 66" x 89" and 74" x 103" or 168cm x 226cm and 188cm x 262cm .

WHEELCHAIR LAP QUILT – 36" x 36" to 38" x 47" or 91cm x 91cm to 97cm x 119cm – adding ties is sometimes a good idea, so they don’t slip off.

LAP – between 52" – 68" or 132cm x 173cm wide and the length can be from about 52" – 78" or 132cm x 198cm. Although a lap quilt can be any size. A quilt that a child will want to bring along could be as small as 36"x36" or 91cm x 91cm. A lap quilt that is 42"x 60" 107cm x 152cm is great for cuddling up on the couch with.

TWIN – between 64" – 72" or 163cm x 183cm wide and the length can be from about 86" – 96" or 218cm x 244cm.

FULL – between 70" – 88" or 178cm x 224cm wide and the length can be from about 88" – 100" or 224cm x 254cm.

QUEEN – between 88" – 99" or 224cm x 251cm wide and the length can be from about 94" – 108" or 239cm x 274cm.

QUEEN WATERBED – 76" x 104" or 193cm x 264cm.

KING – between 94" – 108" or 239cm x 274cm wide and the length can be from about the same, 94" – 108" or 239cm x 274cm.

CALIFORNIA KING – between 98" x 100" or 249cm x 254cm and 114" x 117" or 290cm x 297cm.

KING WATERBED – 88" x 94" or 224cm x 239cm.

Perhaps you would prefer to custom size a quilt for a specific bed. How to determine the size of quilt:

measure the mattress, length and width, and depth (most mattresses measure 8"-12" or 20cm – 30cm, but the newer deeper ones can measure up to 20" or 50 cm).
add to each measurement the amount of drop you’d like down the side of the bed (to the floor, to the bottom of the top mattress, to the bottom of the box spring)
remember to add a pillow tuck (this may depend on the depth of the pillows, and how much of a pillow tuck), if you want a portion of the quilt to tuck under the pillows, and then carry on over top of the pillows.

Depending on the quilt pattern you are using… your borders could be the drop… for example, if you want a 12" or 30cm drop… add a 12" or 30cm border to your quilt top. You may need to adjust your borders depending on your quilt design.

A central medallion will need careful consideration.

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Date: 3/19/13 8:46 AM

Thanks for your responses, I truly appreciate it. I had a duh moment last night when I realized I had a couple of bins of baby stuff from my boys in a spare closet and inside those bins were a number of hand made quilts that my mom made for them!! Of course she sewed to the beat of her own drum and each quilt seems to be a different size but there were a couple that I remember using more because I liked the size......I think I will use those as a reference point!

I'm not too worried about the quilt police telling me I need to make it a specific size!! Neither of these sisters is much of a sewer so I'm pretty sure mom-to-be will be happy with whatever size I come up with.

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Date: 3/19/13 12:38 PM

Quote: Quilter in MN
Thanks for your responses, I truly appreciate it. I had a duh moment last night when I realized I had a couple of bins of baby stuff from my boys in a spare closet and inside those bins were a number of hand made quilts that my mom made for them!! Of course she sewed to the beat of her own drum and each quilt seems to be a different size but there were a couple that I remember using more because I liked the size......I think I will use those as a reference point!

I'm not too worried about the quilt police telling me I need to make it a specific size!! Neither of these sisters is much of a sewer so I'm pretty sure mom-to-be will be happy with whatever size I come up with.

Absolutely. This applies to both points you made.

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