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Old 08-17-2010, 10:59 AM
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I would like to make my grandmother a quilt for her bed. She is in a nursing home so it is a hospital bed. Should I make it a twin size which is a 39" x 75"? Should I shorten it up by 12" due to the end of the hospital bed and for the fact I won't need any extra for tucking it around a pillow?
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:18 AM
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I would make it wider than 39" I would go 50" just so that it keeps her covered nicely, and when she rolls over in bed, nothing gets uncovered :wink:
I also would make it atleast 70" so that it drops down at the end of the bed a bit and keep grama's feet covered JMHO :D:D:D
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:24 AM
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I agree with Amma. Good idea to make it a bit bigger to begin with. :)
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:43 AM
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Is the bed really less than 39" wide? That seems extremely narrow, even for a hospital bed. Would there be any drape on either side, or enough for her to tuck around herself? Personally, I would keep it at least 75" long, so that there is plenty to tuck around her toes if she so chooses.

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Old 08-17-2010, 11:46 AM
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Would also take into consideration, type of batting and fabrics in case
nursing home will be laundering it .... or will you bring it home occasionally
to do that?
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:47 AM
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Would also take into consideration, type of batting and fabrics in case
nursing home will be laundering it .... or will you bring it home occasionally
to do that?
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:17 PM
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The hospital would launder it. She is 800 miles away. What I think I will do is make a fleece one over the next couple days and see how it is when she gets it. Then for Christmas make the quilt.
Thanks for the ideas, I will go bigger on it. :)
It's all still in the planning process. lol
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:38 PM
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Yeah, 39 sounds way too narrow. And Grannies get cold!!
You're so sweet to do this for her!! :D
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Also, take in to account the side rails on the bed. They may catch the quilt and tangle grandma. They used them for safety all the time with my mother & others who were in rehab/nursing homes.

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Old 08-17-2010, 03:48 PM
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Make sure you put her name on it in several places. My own DGM had 2 of her quilts disappear while being laundered while she was a resident of a nursing home.
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