After I measured the quilt top that Bonnie and I made last weekend, and it came out at 58 1/2" by 68 1/2", I wondered, what is the customary size for a quilted throw? If this was too small, I was prepared to make a pieced border to get it up to size.
So I googled "What size is a quilted lap throw" and google gave me a great site to check out. Here it is: Common Quilt Sizes. This person searched all over the internet to get the information for sizes of all sorts of quilts, from placemats to making a custom quilt with pillow tuck and drape. I'm happy now with the size of our quilt top and will not make a border to add to it.
I cut and pasted the information into a form that I could print out and will put it in the new folder I'm creating of information for cutting and sewing various units used in making quilts. It seems that whenever I need to find a certain technique to make my cutting and sewing easier and faster, I have to search the internet to find what I need. LIGHTBULB TIME !!!!! I'm going to create a folder of printed techniques (and I'll keep it in my sewing room) containing all these helpful hints! Maybe I'll decorate it with a picture of a lightbulb!
Anyway, I found this link helpful and thought I'd share it with you. If you have found any helpful hints to ease our quilting tasks, please share, okay?