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BenAdmin posted on Mon, Sep 24 2012 5:34 PM

Hello QCA friends!

I am making a throw for a friend of mine who is a little over 6' tall.  I'm terrible with figuring what sizes work best for things, so wanted to ask your opinions, please - what finished dimensions do you think would be appropriate for a man of that height?

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Nana replied on Mon, Sep 24 2012 8:41 PM


I would make it at least 60 x 80.  You might want to go a little wider but I would definitely go at 80 for the length so that he can cover up completely if he desires,

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Ben, I agree with Nana.  My husband is 6' 6" and I plan 80 - 84 inches in length for anything I make for him to cover up with.

Width would depend on whether you are planning this throw for on couch or in a recliner.  If I make a throw for someone to use in a recliner, I tend to make it slightly narrower so that it doesmt get tamgled up im tje sides of the chair.  This is my personal preference but I have not had complaints.  Usually make recliner throws 48-54 inches wide.

Good luck with your project.  Hope you post pictures of the finished product.  I know that your friend will love whatever you make.


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BenAdmin replied on Mon, Sep 24 2012 10:41 PM

Thank you both so much! I knew I'd get some good advice here :) 

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Carey replied on Thu, Sep 27 2012 11:10 PM

I found out that for an adult at least 56 inches by 56 inches is a good measuirement. Children can be a lot smaller like 48 by 48.

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So glad I found this topic - I had the same question!!  Thanks for all the info!!

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