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Thread: Marriage Saver Quilt Request

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    Super Member OneMoreQuilt's Avatar
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    A friend of my daughter has asked if I will make a "Marriage Saver Quilt" for her. I've never heard this term before. Apparently, it is a quilt that has a light side and a warmer side. Do any of you have any more knowledge or directions for this before I make up my own?

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    Til you gave the further info ..... I had other thoughts!!!
    And could only think .. You're joking! a quilt isn't going to save any marriage! :)


    What you have described would seem as though you put a light/non-warm batting on one 1/2, and the other 1/2 you pile it thick with warmth!!

    That could make for a thick/thin appearance. Also difference batts quilt up different for a different finished look.

    Would flannelette and polar fleece be close to the same final look, yet give the different warmth levels?

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    I'm interested in this thread. I always pile on an extra blanket on my side, but then it shifts or falls off the bed.

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    LMBO. I went to do a search on this and this is a site I came across...

    https://www.buybettermarriageblanket.com/]https://www.buybettermarriageblanket.com/[/url]

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    The only thing I can think of, is a two in one quilt, where one side may have a double layer of batting, and the other only one. Maybe the one side is made of flannel too?

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    haha - a blanket that "Contains the same type of fabric used by the military to protect against chemical weapons."

    Quote Originally Posted by btiny36
    LMBO. I went to do a search on this and this is a site I came across...

    https://www.buybettermarriageblanket.com/]https://www.buybettermarriageblanket.com/[/url]

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    What about "his and her" quilts. I have mine (2) and he has one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by btiny36
    LMBO. I went to do a search on this and this is a site I came across...

    https://www.buybettermarriageblanket.com/]https://www.buybettermarriageblanket.com/[/url]
    LOL, a different marriage problem

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    When I first read this, I thought get rid of the husband and keep the quilt......lolol....Stay Warm.....:)

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    When we recently went shopping for a new mattress, one store told us we could order one 1/2 firm and the other 1/2 soft. Could this be a marriage saver mattress? LOL

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    Yep...the title had me thinking other things for sure.

    I was wondering if it was a quilt designed to "smother a hubby"....LOL

    Me bad.. don't spank me.. I WAS JUST JOKING...LOL

    I don't know what that is...sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by btiny36
    LMBO. I went to do a search on this and this is a site I came across...

    https://www.buybettermarriageblanket.com/]https://www.buybettermarriageblanket.com/[/url]
    Too funny! I never knew these existed either!

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    I'm thinking about trying a poly batting on the whole quilt and adding a layer of Warm and Natural on 1/2 for extra warmth without adding too much extra bulk. I'll try on a sample throw first to see if it actually works.

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    When I was first married, eons ago, I was used to having more blankets on my bed, compared to my new husband and his two. I couldn't sleep with so few, and he couldn't sleep with my four. My solution was to stitch, with big stitches, down the middle (by hand with big stitches) through three blankets. Then I treated them as if they were a big book, and folded more of the 'pages' towards my side.

    Could you make two thin quilts, button them together down the centre (right sides facing), so that one could fold back onto the other side?

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    When I was first married, eons ago, I was used to having more blankets on my bed, compared to my new husband and his two. I couldn't sleep with so few, and he couldn't sleep with my four. My solution was to stitch, with big stitches, down the middle (by hand with big stitches) through three blankets. Then I treated them as if they were a big book, and folded more of the 'pages' towards my side.

    Could you make two thin quilts, button them together down the centre (right sides facing), so that one could fold back onto the other side?

    Ooops, sorry, double post - it was taking so long to go, I hit send again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    When I was first married, eons ago, I was used to having more blankets on my bed, compared to my new husband and his two. I couldn't sleep with so few, and he couldn't sleep with my four. My solution was to stitch, with big stitches, down the middle (by hand with big stitches) through three blankets. Then I treated them as if they were a big book, and folded more of the 'pages' towards my side.

    Could you make two thin quilts, button them together down the centre (right sides facing), so that one could fold back onto the other side?
    Good idea ... I'd been thinking much the same, and was thinking of an extra wide quilt that the extra width would fold towards the centre and be buttoned, or perhaps velcro'd to hold it in place. Yours could be very stylishly done ... and removable if the extra layer was not not wanted ....

    I think the challenge would be to keep the 1/2 on the right person! It might become a tug of war!!

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    How do you know which side is which when you are making the bed? (oh, there I go being practical again....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulswalia
    How do you know which side is which when you are making the bed? (oh, there I go being practical again....)
    Wouldn't it be kind of obvious with the different batting? and weight? and bulk?

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    This is how my DH solved it. He bought an electric twin sized blanket for me. It is under the quilt over the sheets on my side only. I must admit it has helped. In the summer I just add a long twin on top of my side. In the morning I fold the twin up and lay it over a chair that is in the room for decoration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by btiny36
    LMBO. I went to do a search on this and this is a site I came across...

    https://www.buybettermarriageblanket.com/]https://www.buybettermarriageblanket.com/[/url]
    OMG!!!! my SIL NEEDS this........

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    how about making them a beautiful quilt and gifting an electric mattress pad or eletric blanket to go along with the quilt. there are dual controls on either electric item so one can crank up the heat and the other can save the additional electric, all under the beautiful quilt that you made them. :-)

    i got my electric mattress pad last winter and i love, love, love it. heated sheets, heated feet, all in the winter time; who wouldn't love that? :P

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    Add a narrow strip of color down the middle of the back. Helps to keep half on one side of the bed, half on the other. (Saw this in a show-and-tell, where the quilter was tired of her dh "hogging" all of the covers. With this quilt, she could show him the real meaning of equality!)

    Edit: I agree about getting the mattress cover with dual controls. Much better than making the quilt unequal densities. However, I still recommend the strip of color down the middle of the back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by btiny36
    LMBO. I went to do a search on this and this is a site I came across...

    https://www.buybettermarriageblanket.com/]https://www.buybettermarriageblanket.com/[/url]
    Do they make underpants for daytime? An optional muffler attachment?

    :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenheron
    Quote Originally Posted by btiny36
    LMBO. I went to do a search on this and this is a site I came across...

    https://www.buybettermarriageblanket.com/]https://www.buybettermarriageblanket.com/[/url]
    Do they make underpants for daytime? An optional muffler attachment?

    :roll:
    *snort*

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    Not sure I would like a quilt like that. Would love 2 separate person sized quilts to lay over each side of the bed though.

    When I was married I was the cold one so I had a single person throw over my side of the bed when I needed it.

    So, maybe 2 matching tops but different battings or backings - cotton for one and flannel for the other.

    ali

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