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Thread: Questions about wheelchair quilts

  1. #11
    Super Member patchsamkim's Avatar
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    Oct 2010
    Fox Valley Wisconsin
    I like the foot pocket idea! Would have to be for patients that no longer walk. I made a quilt for my dad for his wheelchair...it was about 42x50.

  2. #12
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    Mar 2011
    Thank you, thank you, everyone! I am overcome that so many people here have good ideas to help me, and like the idea. I am pretty much of a "lone quilter" here where I live, and so your help is priceless.

    I love the idea of a foot-pocket and once more, would love ideas or plans as to how to make the most useful one.

    Thank you once more!
    Maggie in Jerusalem

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    Super Member Sandygirl's Avatar
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    Apr 2011
    Quote Originally Posted by Plumtree View Post
    I say this as a person who has never made one but I would want mine a little longer so that I could cover my toes. My feet are always cold and a quilt that only comes down to my ankles while sitting wouldn't get used very much. I want enough to tuck my toes under. Some people only have socks on when sitting in wheel chairs and I always think their toes must be chilly. I would say it would be more of a rectangle than square and I think flannel would be perfect--again I am always on cold side so I think everyone is cold :-)

    Can't wait to see your projects


    I think the nursing home wants them this size. 36. X. 36.
    Keeps the quilts from getting caught in wheelchair wheels. Better verify with the facility.


    Janome 9900 / Janome 9700 / Janome Decor 3050 / Janome 1100D serger
    Singer Centennial model (inherited from my late, fav aunt!)

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