Happy Little Things giveaway winner & your favorite size quilt to make

First up is the Happy Little Things giveaway winner for month 4 of Jacquelnne Steves’ free BOM. Out of 96 comments, #96 is the winner! I use the true random number generator and I was so surprised when it came up with the last comment number which belongs to Georgiana B. Congratulations!

To be entered into the giveaway, I asked you to tell me your favorite size quilt to make. Georgiana replied, “I like to make small thin quilts that grandchildren can use as play quilts. Sometimes just a panel with borders. I also make covers for public changing tables – just the two layers of fabric, 2 half yard by WOF pieces. Just the right size and thin enough to be folded into a diaper bag. Now 80 years old and sewing for great grandchildren.”

I enjoyed reading all of the responses. It’s almost like taking an informal survey. The majority of comments were in favor of lap (or throw) size quilts. The reasons are:

  • easy enough to quilt yourself
  • a good size to snuggle under
  • they provide instant gratification
  • not too expensive to make
  • useful
Lap-size quilt: Plain & Fancy made by Julie Cefalu. Pattern by Coriander Quilts

The next favorite quilt size is wall hangings and baby quilts. Smaller quilts means more finishes! I understand that rationale too well. Table toppers is a good one, too. My Summer Fun Wall Hanging is a favorite of mine.

Summer Fun Wall Hanging made and designed by Julie Cefalu

Mini quilts are also popular – I think we’re still going through a mini phase and I am part of that for sure! I’ve made an Amish Mini Quilt (my free tutorial is here), Sew Happy Mini Quilt (free tutorial here), Hot Air Balloon Mini Quilt (free tutorial here) and a Nordic Mini Quilt (free tutorial here).

Sew Happy Mini Quilt Tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter
Up Up and Away for Amelia

I’m glad to see that there are a few of you out there still making large quilts for beds. It’s a favorite way to decorate a bedroom and a wonderful gift to give. I hope to make all of my kids (and grandkids) a large quilt some day.

“Paris at Christmas Time” made by Julie Cefalu, Pattern by This ‘n That

Thanks for all of the comments and participation in the giveaways. I hope you’re having a great day!

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  1. Another sterling post, Julie! My favorite size to have set out around the house is approx. 48” square. I like to be able to pull a smaller quilt down just to lay on my lap while I sit. And that size is easy to grab for a car ride.

  2. Hi Julie,
    Thank you so much for all these cool tutorials. Your are a great inspiration for many of us.
    God Bless

  3. I have a plan that is working for me..My 3 brothers have each received a bed quilt for their 60th birthday. Now I am working on lap or twin quilts for their wives,also for their 60th.Nieces and nephews receive one for graduation and/or weddings..My children and grands have many- almost to the point where they are saying enough!


  4. Since I a a new quilter, I love todo all the traditional block quilts, it seems like I am running out of time, so twin sized and one I can quilt myself and put a soft fleece or flannel backing on.

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