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Posted 2/5/2013 by ginacivey in NSBR Board
 

ginacivey
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Posted: 2/5/2013 5:41:43 PM
now that i have my machine in good working order

i am going to make a quilt for my DIL's baby shower later this month

nothing too ambitious but cute none the less



my question is...what size?

i found this


Children's Quilt Approx. Sizes

Preemie quilt 18" by 20"-24"
Newborn baby 25" by 30"
Crib 50" x 53"
Toddler 35" by 45"
Child 40" by 60"


what size would you make?

or want to receive?

gina

ginacivey
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Posted: 2/5/2013 5:43:22 PM
and...if it interests any of you i will include the link to the instructions and pdf file for the letters

Eat Sleep Play Repeat Quilt at Moda Bake Shop

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Posted: 2/5/2013 5:45:59 PM
Well babies aren't supposed to sleep with blankets till they are over a year (possibly 2 years). If you are wanting it to be something that is used on a bed I would say crib or child size. If you are okay with it being used as a playmat or something like that on the floor for baby to play on crib or toddler size. If you are thinking about it being something that could be hung on the wall I would also say crib or toddler.

DD1 is 22 months old and I want to make her a quilt for her "big girl" toddler bed and I am struggling with size too. I am leaning toward child, just so it could be tucked in the toddler bed with her. Also at that size I think it would work later as a wall hanging.

That being said I don't really know. I have only ever really done rag quilts and I have done all sizes with those.

BTW super cute quilt!! Be sure to post pictures when you are done!!




ginacivey
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Posted: 2/5/2013 5:49:59 PM
i think i want it to be for him to lay on the floor...not for actual sleeping but for times when he is on the floor...tummy time or what have you

i will post photos...it will keep me accountable!


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Posted: 2/5/2013 5:50:02 PM
Those are odd dimensions. Why would the crib size be larger than toddler or child?

For that quilt, which is very cute, but does have a limit in terms of age appropriateness (assuming that you're doing the words), I would make a toddler size. Most parents in my circles don't use quilts or other bedding in the crib, but would definitely use one for floor time, or to bundle up in the car.

I always wonder what they think anyone is going to do with the preemie and newborn size quilts -- those are really small -- unless you're using them for a wall hanging. 18 x 20 is a pillow size in my book.

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ginacivey
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Posted: 2/5/2013 5:53:21 PM
toddler is the size that makes the most sense to me as well

i am doing the words


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Posted: 2/5/2013 5:59:16 PM
I too would make it Toddler size. My fabric choices would be those of color that won't show spit up and grass stains. Why? Because I'd hope that the mom would use the quilt outside along with inside.

Pattern....I'd try to find something with squares or rectangles. Words can be tough. Curves, well are curvy and personally I wouldn't do those.

Look at Moda Bakeshop for free patterns. They have all sorts of them and they rate them. Yes of course they are done with Moda fabrics, but you certainly don't have to use those.

Have fun!!


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CeeScraps
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Posted: 2/5/2013 6:01:28 PM
I too would make it Toddler size. My fabric choices would be those of color that won't show spit up and grass stains. Why? Because I'd hope that the mom would use the quilt outside along with inside.

Pattern....I'd try to find something with squares or rectangles. Words can be tough. Curves, well are curvy and personally I wouldn't do those.

Look at Moda Bakeshop for free patterns. They have all sorts of them and they rate them. Yes of course they are done with Moda fabrics, but you certainly don't have to use those.

Have fun!!

Tried to add, but clicked the wrong icon.....I didn't notice you have been on Moda! Continue to look at that site to get ideas!


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Posted: 2/5/2013 6:10:03 PM
I would make the toddler size. When I make square baby quilts I usually make them about 48x48".







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kahlan20
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Posted: 2/5/2013 6:14:21 PM
The letters on that quilt are put on with heat-n-bond and then just zigzagged around - that shouldn't be difficult at all.

I would just go with the size the pattern is - it says finished it's 40"x41".

that pattern has been on my list to make for a long time. good luck with it!

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Posted: 2/5/2013 6:22:09 PM
That quilt is super cute! I would do the size that is on the pattern. It seems big enough.


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Posted: 2/5/2013 6:29:27 PM
I would make toddler size. When the baby starts trying to crawl, the quilt will be large enough to play on the floor.

We used a vintage quilt for our grandson when he started crawling and it is 72"x80". It's HIS quilt, now and he loves it. He's 3 1/2.

Beautiful design. Enjoy making it and enjoy that precious one on the quilt.


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Posted: 2/5/2013 7:48:08 PM
My kids' baby quilts are toddler size. It works well for a play blanket and now that they are older they snuggle up with them.



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Posted: 2/5/2013 8:04:38 PM
I love love love that quilt. LOVE.


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Posted: 2/5/2013 8:09:26 PM
I can't wait to see that done-please share pics after you finish it. I agree about toddler size. Bonus is that you wouldn't have to piece the back.


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