My dad died in 2001 and I have a box full of his western shirts and one denim jacket (with an imitation sheepskin lining). I would like to take this clothing and make a lap quilt for my mom for Christmas. I've never made a quilt, have tried a couple of times, but I'm pretty sure I can make one of these. I don't have enough material to make a full size quilt, and that would probably take me a very long time. I think a lap quilt would be a good size for her and something that I could probably finish by Christmas - this year. So what I need to know is the average size for a lap quilt. Thanks everyone. Deb.