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Size for a baby quilt 03 Mar 2009 10:02 #32976

Thank you, everyone! I made the quilt 36"x36". That was a good choice. She received two other quilts, much larger. When she unfolded the quilt I made, she said, "It's perfect!"

Joyce
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02 Mar 2009 12:29 #32957

When I make babyquilts, approx 36X36"...I always put a sleeve on the back. That way it can hang on the wall when it is to small for the crib or stroller :wink:

Or..when the baby is to big for the crib or stroller that is :lol: :D
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01 Mar 2009 20:07 #32935

36*36 is fine, but if you feel better making 48*48 go for it! It will still work if the child ever attends full day child care/pre-school. The nap mats at my job are 48" long, we care for children from birth thru 5 years. Btw, both my DD's still use theirs when watching tv and such. Best of luck, and please post a picture.
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24 Feb 2009 09:58 #32755

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I think 36" x 36" is only okay for a newborn, which will too quickly be outgrown. My perference for baby quilts is approx. 42-48" x 54-60". It won't be too big and heavy for a newborn, and will work as a crib quilt or throw at the end of a twin bed.

My 16 year old goddaughter still uses the quilt of this size that I made for her as a baby. Her mom says that she likes to cuddle up in it when she's not feeling well-she has juvenile diabetes. It is a cross stitched embroidered wholecloth quilt that I made from a kit that was given to me. It has Jack & Jill rolling down the hill with the pail of water. By now, I'm sure it's tattered and torn, but I'm so glad it's been loved for so many years.
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24 Feb 2009 08:15 #32751

I don't think there's any set size for baby's unless you want it specificly for the crib. I've made gifts of many sizes since the mom needs blankies for: playtime on the floor, car seat, stroller, bassinet, crib, and just for cuddling. I would make it however big you want and however it will look best. Don't obsess! Enjoy!
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Size for a baby quilt 24 Feb 2009 08:08 #32750

Do you have a size that you like to make for a baby quilt? I am making one that is planned for 36"x36". The baby will be born in late March in Michigan. I'm wondering if I should add another border to make it larger so the baby can use it at least until it is a year old. To be consistent with the design I would have to add a 6" border on four sides making it 48"x48". Is that too big? I need to have this finished by the weekend! Thanks! Joyce in MI
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