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What size quilt is common?

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Jolyn posted on Tue, Nov 5 2013 6:42 PM

Hello all! I'm new to quilting and ready to take on my first "serious" project! The 2 quilts I've made were baby sized and I don't want to jump straight to a king sized quilt, but I want to make something usable. What size would be a good size to start with? Twin size? Something that's like a throw? What's the most common size, if that's even a valid question?

 

Thanks, in advance, for your help! :)

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gini replied on Tue, Nov 5 2013 9:13 PM

Hi jolyn,  there is no common size.  Whatever you want to do is the right size.  I think it's a good idea to start with something smaller, like a throw.  I don't usually start thinking about the size of a quilt.  I see a pattern I like or get tempted by a mystery quilt and away I go.  If the quilt isn't big enough when I get the pattern done, I add more blocks or more borders to get to the size I might want.

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Hi Jolyn. I found this size chart. Maybe it will help you.

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Sorry it is too small.

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Do NOT get caught up with enthusiasm and make a (nana!!) king size quilt. I have done two. One I quilted on my sewing machine.  Madness. 

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My very first quilt was a king size, and by hand. LOL.

Lots of lessons along the way, especially being on this site. I don't think there is a common size.You should just go where the experience takes you. You'll see patterns you love, or maybe it'll be for someone you love. There are lots of people here to help along the way.

The best advice I could give you is, and especially, if you are on a budget, find a pattern you love and buy your fabrics accordingly. Buy threads to match at that time. As much as we all love our stashes of fabric, we all have some we will never use in this lifetime.

Fabrics have a pretty rapid turnover now a days, and if you don't have enough in you stash when you find a pattern you'd love to use it for, you may not be able to find it.... I keep the pattern, and the fabrics in project boxes together so when I'm ready, so are they....

The most important thing is, whether it be a quilted pillow, an art quilt, lap quilt, twin, queen of king is that you enjoy the making of it and have fun......

 

 

 

 

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Jolyn replied on Wed, Nov 6 2013 11:02 PM

Thank you all! 

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