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Thread: Fidget quilts for patients

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    Does any of you have directions for doing fidget quilts for patients?.

    Thanks, Velda



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    Suz
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    My understanding of a fidget quilt is just made of squares and/or rectangles using textured fabrics like faux fur, silk, velvet, polartech, satin, velour, etc. The folks just stroke the fabric and feel the textures which I understand is very calming. Its almost like the "blankie" that babies use.

    So just choose a block size and make a laprobe. I think texture is more important than size.

    Hope this helps. Suzanne

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    I'd never heard of such a thing. Thank you so much for that information Suz! :)

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    what a wonderful idea. new to me but my church is starting a quilting group fo make quilts to donate and i will pass this along. i'll bet we do some of these. would love to see a picture of one.

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    Include some satins. I loved the feel of satin fabrics as a child!

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    great way to use up the shirts from years past!!!!!!!
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    :? :?: Mmmmm I never heard of any such thing either. Good Info. Any Pattern??

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    I did a Google 'Image' search, Lansing Clippers Project had lots of pictures.

    Lets see if this link works;

    home-and-garden.webshots.com/.../559829158icRmXT

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    Amazing how we think of these things. It was only this morning that I got an email from my friend who was visiting her mom who lives in a home in Canada. She said the ladies were making fegit quilts for the Alzheimer patients.

    She said to put buttons and zippers. I thought you could put large yo yo's like the Amy Butler quilt that is just lovely...I am making one for my friends mom (another friend)

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    Turning 20. Yellow Brick Road...any of those would do and you can just add the zipper and buttons and yo yo. I will post mine when I get my Mindless done.

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