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    Size for baby quilt ??

    Good afternoon,

    I have finally cut and peiced the rows for a a baby quilt for my friend's niece. The only criteria was square blocks, colours, black, grey, white and turquoise - no baby animals or flowers. These are my fabrics, cut at 5 1/2" for finished block size 5". They did not indicate size, but they won't use in crib, probably on floor.

    My options are :
    1---- 40 x 50 (8 columns x 10 rows)
    2 ----45 x 55. (9 columns x 11 rows)
    3 --- other.

    Thanks for your input. your quick response appreciated as I hope to finish on Friday.

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    40 x 50 (8 columns, 10 rows)
    58.33%
    7
    45 x 55 (9 columns, 11 rows)
    41.67%
    5
    Other
    0.00%
    0

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    #2
    Re: Size for baby quilt ??

    like the pictured 45 x 55 specially if using quilt other ways,
    nice arrangement x fabric x colours

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      #3
      Re: Size for baby quilt ??

      I make my baby quilts 39" wide & 48-54" long. It depends on the pattern. I try to make the unfinished quilt width <39" so I don't have to piece the backing; I can use WOF in one length. Unless -- I don't have a long enough piece & have to piece it. If I have ~2" on either side, I have enough to quilt it. I usually leave 3" extra on either end.

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        #4
        Re: Size for baby quilt ??

        If you do option one you don't have to piece the back so that's how I'd go
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          #5
          Re: Size for baby quilt ??

          Originally posted by JCY View Post
          I make my baby quilts 39" wide & 48-54" long. It depends on the pattern. I try to make the unfinished quilt width <39" so I don't have to piece the backing; I can use WOF in one length. Unless -- I don't have a long enough piece & have to piece it. If I have ~2" on either side, I have enough to quilt it. I usually leave 3" extra on either end.
          Seems we are like minded. I also figure a baby quilt (for a newborn) doesn't need to be very big, even if it's used for tummy time, it's not like they're going to crawl off it any time soon LOL. I also keep in mind, if the recipient is a special person in my life then I will be making several more for the child; as the child grows in size, so shall the quilts.

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            #6
            Re: Size for baby quilt ??

            Yep. I would go with the 40 X 50 also. Batting crib size is 45 X 60. And as the others said, no piecing the backing either

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              #7
              Re: Size for baby quilt ??

              What they said. My goal for baby quilts are unpieced back and crib size batting. Mine are usually 40 * 44ish

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                #8
                Re: Size for baby quilt ??

                Suzanne, love the colors. I like the 40 X 50 size.

                Gina

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