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Thread: any ideas for a quick lap throw

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    my dad fell and split his femur from hip to knee. had a plate and screws in and had to do some repair at the top at the socket. he already has two hip replacements and did something to where the bone joins the socket. anyway, was released and has to be in rehab least a month. He is complaining about being cold so I thought would make a throw for his feet and legs. I am thinking rail fence and in red white and blue and it would be fast. any sugestions for any fast lap?
    thanks, Pennie

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    Snowball comes to mind. That's what I go to when I need something fast and easy.

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    The "wickedly easy quilt" goes together quickly and with any fabric. just google it.
    Sorry that he fell and hope he is on the mend soon.

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    Well wishes is a fast, easy and impressive quilt (smile).

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    For Christmas, I made a giant, single log cabin block as a throw for a sweetheart in the nursing home where I work... Each log was 6" wide, finished... started with a 6.5" (unfinished) center and went from there... It turned out about 48" square. I used some stash fabric, and it went together quickly. Unfortunately, it only lasted about 2 weeks with the sweet lady... still haven't found it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by carslo
    The "wickedly easy quilt" goes together quickly and with any fabric. just google it.
    Sorry that he fell and hope he is on the mend soon.
    Finally found pattern, thanks!
    http://www.byannie.com/free-patterns/

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    Could you find some panel fabrics that would mean something to him?

    Cut them apart and then do a log cabin or courthouse steps around them or even a simple sashing.

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    10-minute quilt

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    I just copied the Wickedly Easy quilt pattern. I love it and it will be my next charity quilt. Thanks!!

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    thanks to all for your input. it never ceases to amaze me helpfulness and kindness the people on this board show. (I think some of my relatives and inlaws could take lessons!!! meow catty catty I know but I get so sick of people bickering over the stupidest things.) The hardest part is just making up my mind and doing it. Big hug and thanks to all.

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    I would go with a rail fence. I once finished a baby quilt (a good size one) in less than 6 hours from start to finish.

    Hope he feels better soon.

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    just another idea. When I need a quick baby/lap quilt I make a Warm Wishes. You can google for the free pattern. I can finish one in a weekend.

    Pat

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    I just found this pattern last week for a quick baby quilt, and then two more cut out for regular lap quilts. I embroidered the 16 1/2" center on both instead of a patterned fabric.

    I think I have found another favorite pattern! Speedy Baby 2

    http://schoolgirlsamplers.com/pdftut...peedyBaby2.pdf

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    I like to do warm wishes for a quick quilt.

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    These are all great pattern suggestions. (I've made notes :-)

    To maximize the warmth of a lap throw (or any other size quilt), I highly recommend using fleece as the batting. While it's more expensive than other kinds of batting, it can (if you choose) eliminate the need for backing.

    FWIW, using a coupon I can buy fleece at least a couple of times a year at my local "Mill End Textiles" for under $3/yard. While very few people want so much warmth, the elderly often do. I use it for their quilts.

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    What about making a quilt using the FUN & Done method? Once you have it sewed together it's done. http://www.ehow.com/how_6872295_do-f...-squares_.html

    Let us know what you decide to do okay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAQUITA
    What about making a quilt using the FUN & Done method? Once you have it sewed together it's done. http://www.ehow.com/how_6872295_do-f...-squares_.html

    Let us know what you decide to do okay?
    I like the "Fun and Done method. Thank you for posting the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sushi
    These are all great pattern suggestions. (I've made notes :-)

    To maximize the warmth of a lap throw (or any other size quilt), I highly recommend using fleece as the batting. While it's more expensive than other kinds of batting, it can (if you choose) eliminate the need for backing.

    FWIW, using a coupon I can buy fleece at least a couple of times a year at my local "Mill End Textiles" for under $3/yard. While very few people want so much warmth, the elderly often do. I use it for their quilts.
    Thanks for the idea of using fleece instead of batting in lap throws for making them warmer for the elderly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajonkarl
    Quote Originally Posted by carslo
    The "wickedly easy quilt" goes together quickly and with any fabric. just google it.
    Sorry that he fell and hope he is on the mend soon.
    Finally found pattern, thanks!
    http://www.byannie.com/free-patterns/
    Thanks for the link for the "Wickedy Easy Quilt Method" for making a quick quilt.

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