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What Size Should You Make a Baby Blanket or Quilt?

May 22, 2008
When making a baby quilt or baby blanket, there is the dilemma of what size a proper baby quilt should be. While there is no legal rule set in stone when it comes to setting the size of a baby quilt or baby blanket, some thought should be put into the dimensions of the quilt before undertaking a project like this.

Baby Crib Mattress Size and Dimensions

When deciding on the size and dimension you would like the baby quilt you are making to be, you may want to consider such things as what the size of a standard baby crib as this is one of the ideal places where the baby quilt will be used.

The most common size and dimensions of a baby crib bed or mattress is 36x52. If you would like the quilt or blanket to fit the baby crib, you may want to take those dimensions into consideration when planning your quilting strategy.

How Old is the Baby?

Another factor worth consideration is the age of the baby. Healthy babies do grow at a steady and speedy rate, so making smaller baby quilts and baby blankets may not be what you would want to do. If the baby is a newborn, how long do you want the baby quilt to last?

Common and Popular Baby Quilt Sizes

Although size should be considered, do not worry about measurements too much. There are much more important aspects to fret about when making a unique baby quilt. But, in order to assist you a little, here is a list of some sizes that are commonly used:

- 32x40
- 36x36
- 36x45
- 36x48
- 40x52
- 36x60
- 45x60
- 60x60

Those dimension listed above should be more than enough to give you an idea of what you size you would like to create. The 32x40 size should fit a baby crib mattress nice and snug while the 60x60 size will allow room for the baby to grow and when the child becomes a toddler and perhaps older, the 60x60 will still be more than ample for use.

What Matters the Most

However, no matter what size or dimension you choose for the makings of your baby quilt project, the baby quilt will be unique and memorable because it is a gift from you. No doubt, you have the best and purest intentions, and the pouring out of your heart and soul into the making of the baby quilt is really what should matter. Surely, anyone would be more than able to appreciate that.
About the Author
If you would like info on unique baby quilts and baby bedding for sale online, check out Jays site Unique Baby Quilts for many great brands of baby bedding including Pottery Barn, Disney, and Suzy's Zoo crib bedding, baby blankets for boys and girls, and many more baby bedding items.
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