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 What's a Small Quilt?

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FiberBabble
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PostSubject: What's a Small Quilt?   Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:35 pm

Well, here's how I see it:

A small quilt is

a table runner or
a table mat or
a candle mat or
a place mat.


A small quilt is

a wallhanging or
a doorhanging.


A small quilt is

a doll quilt or
a journal quilt or
a miniature quilt
(in my house) a doily.


A small quilt uses 120" or less of binding. That might sound a bit random, but as a square that's about 30" - that's large enough to be a substantial table topper, but still smaller than a baby quilt or a crib quilt.

A small quilt isn't a pincushion or a postcard (postcards have their own WING!).

It's not a tote bag or a doll. You'll find lots of those things in the "Quick Quilting Projects and Gift Ideas" topic.

So now that those pesky details are out of the way,

share your pattern finds, share your bright ideas and share your pictures!

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PostSubject: Re: What's a Small Quilt?   Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:01 pm

Here are a few of my small quilts made in the past, first one graces the rocking chair - was made from left over scraps from a bigger quilt that was a gift.


this one I made having a go at turning my photo into a quilt its 29" x 30"


this one is a McKenna Ryan/Pine Needles pattern, its 25" x 21" called Autumn Rest

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PostSubject: Re: What's a Small Quilt?   Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:05 pm

nice ones, Gimpy

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PostSubject: Re: What's a Small Quilt?   Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:34 pm

here are two more, the first is Gerald the Giraffes summer quilt, made from left overs from lauras own quilt, both quilts are known as the 'Jelly Bean Cat Quilts"


this is Geralds flannel winter quilt, a minature of lauras bed quilt - yes, he has to having matching pillows just like laura LOL



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PostSubject: Re: What's a Small Quilt?   Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:28 am

VERY nice Gimpy! I hadn't seen the first one before. It's so soft and pretty. The landscape ones are fantastic..and that Gerald has nicer bedding than I have! LOL
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PostSubject: Re: What's a Small Quilt?   Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:10 am

Very nice landscape quilt.....I've been playing around a bit with that lately.
I'm so very glad that gerald is warm and snug at night : ) (boy I miss having little ones)
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PostSubject: Re: What's a Small Quilt?   Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:59 am

I love Geralds quilts with pillows and all and they are perfect for him. I hope you signed and dated them..they will be keepers and Laura will want to turn them over and see when Mommy made them for her Gerald...

I have a wall of mini's I will take a pic and post on my blog..I have a high variety of them.. why.. like anything quilting I am addicted!! I go to auctions and quilt shows and I make a bid if I am lucky I will get it.. I have one from Bev Anderson and that was before we even met on line!! I won it one of the quilt show's she had donated it. When I posted a pic on line she asked me to read the back sure enough it was hers... now a small world for a mini world of quilting.
I am actually hosting a mini madness group on Connecting Threads with their new forum and hopefully will have together a tutorial for everyone to make a mini there... it will only be a simple nine patch but it will help get rid of some of the fabric..

Just have to get my butt in gear and do it.. LOL

great mini's ladies love the pics.. and great ideas
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PostSubject: Re: What's a Small Quilt?   Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:06 am

Wow you sure are a busy rain Deb, I hope you get lots of people for your mini madness group, make sure you put a link to it on here if you like, feel free! I cant believe you have one of quiltons landscapes, oh do show us a pic of it too, how cool is that! I hadnt dated geralds quilts, I will do, he has quite a collection now, he now has a xmas one and a snail one anita would love, I must take pics

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PostSubject: Re: What's a Small Quilt?   Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:18 am

So glad to know gerald sleeps with style! Thats one heck of a giraffe! Just don't lose him :affraid: DD left glow worm (remember him?) in the Dr.s office..went back for him not 30 minutes later and he had been stolen. DD still talks about it at age 26!
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PostSubject: Re: What's a Small Quilt?   Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:18 am

DEB.. I will check out the site... when are you doing it?

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PostSubject: Re: What's a Small Quilt?   Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:53 am

Gimp I don't have a landscape one of hers I have a "Chevron with golds and blacks" it is very cute!!
Golo I just asked them if I can open up a mini group on their Quilt with Us site and they let me..

Go to http://www.connectingthreads.com on their site you will see tabs and that is where you will see "Quilt with Us" that is their forum.. you can become a member and then you can check out all the groups.

I know I know we got burned before but these people have been around a long time and they are smart what better way to get quilters to buy then to have them chatting and talking.. they have great sales really great sales..
Thanks Gimp for letting me post the site... :yahoo:
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PostSubject: Re: What's a Small Quilt?   Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:58 am

Oh Gimpy what beautiful little quilts! YOU are "sew" gifted sister!

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