Is it wrong if someone calls a quilt a blanket?
Like with most professions or hobbies, there is a set of terminology that gets engrained in us. We feel like we need to correct others when they use the wrong term.
But let's look at both of these words.
Blanket is defined as:
"a large piece of woolen or similar material used as a bed covering or other covering for warmth."*
Quilt is defined as:
"a warm bed covering made of padding enclosed between layers of fabric and kept in place by lines of stitching, typically applied in a decorative design."*
Not all blankets are quilts. They might be only one layer, like a fleece throw.
But with that in mind, not all quilts are meant to be blankets.
It all depends on the purpose of your quilt. If it is decorative, not meant to provide warmth, then it is not a blanket. A good example of this is a wall hanging or a table runner.
If the quilt is meant to provide warmth or cover a bed, then it can correctly be called a blanket too.
Keep that in mind next time someone calls your quilt a blanket.
Have fun quilting!
*Definition from Oxford Languages and Google Search
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