Baby Quilts Sizes for Babies

Published: 07th May 2008
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When making baby quilts or baby blankets, there is the dillema 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.
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 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 matress is 36"x52". If you would like the baby crib to fit the baby crib, you may want to take those dimensions into consideration when planning your quilting strategy.
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?
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 here are some sizes that are commonly used:
* 32"x40"
* 36"x36"
* 36"x45"
* 36"x48"
* 40"x52"
* 36"x60"
* 45"x60"
* 60"x60"

Those dimension listed above should be more than enough to give you an idea of what you size you would like to create. The 32"x40" size should fit a baby crib mattress nice and snug while the 60"x60" size will allow room for the baby to grow and when the child becomes a toddler and perhaps older, the 60"x60" will still be more than ample for use.
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 gift from you. The pouring out of your heart and soul into the making of the baby quilt is really what should matter.
If you would like to purchase unique baby quilts and baby bedding online, check out Unique Baby Quilts for many great brands of baby bedding including Pottery Barn, Disney, and Suzy's Zoo crib sheets, nursery decor, bassinet bedding, baby blankets for boys and girls, and many more baby bedding items.


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Comments
Naomi R. Cox on September 1, 2011 said:
Quilting is an art that my mother taught me, as her mother had taught her. I think this is typical for a lot of families
Ehow baby quilt on September 1, 2011 said:
Ehow has a lot of tips for making quilts, follow the link here to see examples.
msbaby on September 7, 2011 said:
Hi! I started making my first quilt... I have 2 blocks made, but I am not sure how to continue from here... I want to integrate other fabrics- not the same ones I used for the 2 blocks.... I need help with design from here! Help :)
Adrian Lawrence on September 7, 2011 said:
Nice article - our baby certainly grows fast, I can't believe the change in just a few weeks.
Katie on September 12, 2011 said:
There is nothing more personal than hand making something for your baby. The love and devotion that goes into making baby quilts will make your baby feel so loved and special. Its great advice to inform me what size baby quilts should be because without your help i would not have a clue.

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