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A small quibble: we call those quilts around here

Post 1

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

I guess a quilt is technically a blanket.

But not all blankets are quilts.

At one time, most families had someone adept at making quilts.


A small quibble: we call those quilts around here

Post 2

SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

That's interesting - I call this a blanket because, even though it is a patchwork of squares, it is only big enough to cover a person's legs or shoulders. I use the word 'quilt' to describe a patchwork that is big enough to cover a bed.

I did help to make a comfort quilt for an elderly neighbour a few years ago - she lived in sheltered accommodation and slept in a reclining chair, so the woollen squares were just the right thickness for a summer covering. She really enjoyed exploring the different colours and textures, and was particularly fascinated by the way the fluorescent orange square glistened in the sunlight smiley - biggrin


A small quibble: we call those quilts around here

Post 3

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

Thanks for explaining.

There may be a separate word for a blanket that's only big enough to cover the shoulders.

probably a throw
http://www.terrysfabrics.co.uk/blogs/throws-buying-guide/difference-between-a-throw-and-blanket

I really did not go into this intending to correct you. It is certainly a blanket. But it's nice to have more words than just blanket, and we have both learned something here. Everyone wins!


A small quibble: we call those quilts around here

Post 4

SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

Ah! Yes, a 'throw' is another good word smiley - ok

Yes, we certainly have learned something here - thank you! smiley - biggrin


A small quibble: we call those quilts around here

Post 5

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

My brian works overtime. I need to let some ides leach out into threads olike these.


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