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Thread: What about a quilt shawl?

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    Super Member wildyard's Avatar
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    I read all the time about lap quilts. What I have been thinking about lately is something more like a quilt shawl that one could wrap around themselves when they lay down or while they are sitting or walking around.
    It would need to be more rectangular than square, I would think. And probably lined with something soft and warm. Perhaps flannel or fleece?
    I just keep thinking that if one is not confined to a sitting position, a shawl-like quilt would be more adaptable in the long run.
    What are your thoughts on this everyone?

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    I know as a nurse I am always wrapping blankets around peoples shoulders, they always say that it makes them more comfortable.

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    Try Moda Bake Shop. I saw one there last fall.

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    I think those would be very nice :D:D:D

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    I think they would be a great thing to make as I know for myself I wear a shawl all evening around here, and love them.
    Thanks for the ideal :D :thumbup:

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    I love the idea...if you make one, be sure to send a photo ao we all can get ideas

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    They used to have patterns for bed jackets. I made one many years ago for my sister. They were quilted and nice and warm while sitting in bed reading or whatever.

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    This might sound crazy, but what about adapting a tree skirt pattern? You could change the keyhole center to a large teardrop shape that blended out to the outer skirt edge... Clear as mud right? Maybe leave out a wedge/gore to cut down on excess fabric hanging around bottom...
    Just a thought.
    Sorcha

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    This looks very comfy. On my long to do list someday :-D
    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/08/...fort.html#more

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    might be nice to put on a couple of big pockets as well to carry some of those things that we chilly people need..tissues, a book, cell phone, etc. just a rectangle on each side of the front opening would work - if you put them inside the wrap, the wearer could put their hands in the pockets and keep the wrap closed at the same time.

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