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Thread: Cemo quilts

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    Cemo quilts

    I would like to make a quilt for a cemo patient, would a regular quilt weigh to much is they have had surgery?

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    Here's a great thread. Some of the comments and suggestions are by former patients:

    What is the best size for a chemo-comfort quilt?
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
    Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

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    When my husband went thugh chemo treatments he was always cold. He didn't have any complaints regarding weight of his bed covers. He just piled them on.

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    I make them all the time. Size is based in height if human plus one foot. Width is proportionate and increased if human is more fluffy. I like to use high loft batting and low loft fleece or minky for the backing. It's nice to make a tote bag to put the quilt in so the can take it wit them to chemo appointments.

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    Wine shot out of my nose when I read "increased if human is more fluffy"
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    There is a site dated September 9, 2011, mastectomy pillow instructions. I have used this site for pillows for friends and it really has great visual and printed instructions. The pillow has a pouch so it can be used for a warm/cold packs for swelling, etc. The bag is a shoulder type, fits nicely under a light jacket and not really noticable. I needed one for a lumpectomy I had and it really was a great comfort, in bed or just sitting, it keep you comfortable.

    I also made a single bed quilt for a friend who is 4 ft. 11 in. and use both cotton on top and back. I light batting for the centre. She said it was comfortable and warm. Hope this helps. Your friend will appreciate your efforts. Marge

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    thank you for your replies!

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    I was given a chemo quilt and it was the best gift I ever received. I'm short and not fluffy, I have a tiny little old lady recliner. My husband measured the width of my recliner and the quilt was made a little wider than the recliner, that way I didn't have lots of extra fabric to get caught up in with my drains and pillow. It's been 11 years and I still use that quilt almost daily even in the summer. It's so comforting even all these years later.

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