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Thread: Champion weighted cube quilt

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    Senior Member nana4baj's Avatar
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    Has any one ever heard of one of these quilts, if so do you have a pattern? My niece is making one, but she don't have a pattern to go by, her friend is telling her......I would love to see what they look like......Thanks :)

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    Is this one they use for autistic children? I haven't really seen one , but I've heard of them. I don't think they are much different than usual, except they're weighted.

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    I haven't got a picture but the idea is that you need to make channels or baffles on the back that can be filled to add the weight. I'm not positive as to what they use for the filling (styrene beads??) but the weight is supposed to provide a feeling of comfort and security. They are using a similar idea for dogs terrified of thunder - thunder shirts that are weighted to provide a calming effect. I think she'll need to see one before she attempts hers.

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    I made one for my Aspberger's grandson. After some trial and error, I used styrene beads for one and pea gravel for his brother's (who HAD to have a matching one) and invented an easy way to make it. I won't bother to describe it now but it takes two soft beach towels, some muslin (or leftover fabric of any quilty kind) and some easy sewing. I'll write up the directions if anybody needs them; just PM me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nana4baj
    Has any one ever heard of one of these quilts, if so do you have a pattern? My niece is making one, but she don't have a pattern to go by, her friend is telling her......I would love to see what they look like......Thanks :)
    Look them up online----try googling Weighted Blankets---and see how much they cost....then you know why you need to make your own! See my note above; PM me and I'll write up the directions this weekend and send them to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teacherbailey
    I made one for my Aspberger's grandson. After some trial and error, I used styrene beads for one and pea gravel for his brother's (who HAD to have a matching one) and invented an easy way to make it. I won't bother to describe it now but it takes two soft beach towels, some muslin (or leftover fabric of any quilty kind) and some easy sewing. I'll write up the directions if anybody needs them; just PM me.
    I would love to have your pattern or any help you can give me, one of my grandsons was just recently diagnosed with Asperger's. My daughter asked me if I could make him a vest or quilt and I don't know how or where to start.
    Thank you so much,
    Christal

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    I had to make a phone call to a friend that has helped a woman make a few of these. Here is a link she sent me.


    http://craftnectar.com/2009/09/03/ca...hted-blankets/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mythreesuns
    I had to make a phone call to a friend that has helped a woman make a few of these. Here is a link she sent me.


    http://craftnectar.com/2009/09/03/ca...hted-blankets/
    Thank you very much.

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    You are most welcome..I hope this helps. I have seen these quilts she has made. It makes the weight evenly over the quilt.

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    I found one at this site as an example to show.

    http://pacificpediatricsupply.clickforward.com/cart/

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