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Thread: Head protector for recliner

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    I am getting a new recliner and my DH has very oily hair. I want to quilt a "head protector" to throw over the top of the recliner that can just be thrown in the wash. The recliner is beige so I thought beiges, browns and a few creams for the color. Any ideas on a pattern I should use?

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    How about a log cabin? That would have enough eye appeal with the narrow strips that you might not notice discoloration (oil) so much or as fast anyway.

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    Good idea to put something on that area right away. It's quite surprising how much we shed.

    I put microfiber towels on the fabric arms of the recliner we bought - and they do get dirty!

    They do look a bit dorky, but they do help keep the arms cleaner.

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    remember when doilies were used for that purpose? i like the idea of the quilt better. i like Becky Crafts suggestion of the log cabin.

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    Wow, the return of the antimacassar. Sounds like a fun quick project!

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    just looked up "macassar" - it's a kind of oil, that was used, especially by men, to make one's hair shine and lay flat.

    so "anti-macassar" does make sense!

    Never could figure out how a doily, with all the holes in it, was much good for keeping the upholstery oil free.

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    I too, use hand towels on the arms and back of my husband's recliner because of his oily hair/hands...I can just toss them in the washer... :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: Naomi

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    I need to make some for the armrests of my mother's old furniture that I have. The old fabric is so itchy that my arms get very sore in the summer without sleeves! I started to make 1/4 of a lap quilt for each arm but it was too pretty so I made it all! I also have a quilted block on the back of my recliner! Felt kinda "dirty" so I'm glad others need them, too!

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    I need to make some for the armrests of my mother's old furniture that I have. The old fabric is so itchy that my arms get very sore in the summer without sleeves! I started to make 1/4 of a lap quilt for each arm but it was too pretty so I made it all! I also have a quilted block on the back of my recliner! Felt kinda "dirty" so I'm glad others need them, too!

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    I made placemats, crocheted and quilted, for my hubby's chair. When one set is in the wash, the other goes on. There is one for his head rest and one for each arm.

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