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Thread: Need help with ideas for AUTISM QUILT

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    Power Poster lynnie's Avatar
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    a frind knows i quilt, her grandson has Autism.
    sooooo, i volunterred to make a quilt for an upcoming auction, any ideas????? thanks all for your input.

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    Our Autism quilt was just puzzle pieces that linked. It looked colorful and was well appreciated.

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    I have made an autism quilt tracing large floor puzzle pieces and placing them around a solid background. The puzzle piece is the symbol of autism. Also online i found puzzle piece fabric to make pieces with. I also have used a drunkard's path block. These kids with autism do not necessarily follow a straight path through life.

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    Using different tactile fabrics would be nice as well. Touch is important and different feelings can be soothing.

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    I think the puzzle piece with different feeling fabrics would be perfect.

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    Autistic children sometime do well with weighted blankets, so perhaps a quilt that is heavy.

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    I made a wall hanging last year as a Christmas gift for a
    former co-worker who has 2 sons who have Autism.

    They have friend who placed orders for some, so far I
    have made 4 of these wall hangings.

    If my memory serves me correct it measures approx.
    18x32 inches and I sold them for $55.

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    For what it's worth, we carry four puzzle-pieces fabric, including these two:
    http://www.favoritefabric.com/cgi/co...eywords=puzzle
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie
    a frind knows i quilt, her grandson has Autism.
    sooooo, i volunterred to make a quilt for an upcoming auction, any ideas????? thanks all for your input.
    Go to Hobby Lobby and buy some of their puzzle fabric and make almost any item you want.

    In the past, I've made quilts, a teddybear from a log cabin square of puzzle fabric and hand dyed cotton. My DD bought me a cute little "shelf sitter" made from the puzzle fabric. (little gal figure with weighted material in her butt to set on shelf or whereever. I'll take a pic afterawhile.

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