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Old 11-03-2017, 01:25 PM
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I'm making a 40X65" 20lb. weighted blanket with flannel on one side and minky on the other. Should I interface the minky with a lightweight non woven, like Pellon SF101? I'm concerned it will be too stretchy on the minky otherwise.
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I made two out of muslin, and made a cover out of minkie. Then 'Tied' the 2 minkie and the muslin (like a tie quilt) at the intersections of the blanket.
I think the minkie would not hold up to the weight pellets.
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I've made one weighted blanket and used a tightly woven fabric--sheet. If you want flannel and minky, I'd use that like a pillowcase over the weighted unit so it can be laundered. I'd have concern that the pellets would wear through or be too heavy for the flannel and minky. I don't know that even using interfacing would make flannel or minky stable enough for the weight of the pellets.
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I made two out of muslin, and made a cover out of minkie. Then 'Tied' the 2 minkie and the muslin (like a tie quilt) at the intersections of the blanket.
I think the minkie would not hold up to the weight pellets.
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What is a weighted blanket and what is it used for?
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Not specific for just weighted blankets, but if you use a cover, like a duvet on any blanket. Comforter of quilt, stitch ribbon ties to the corners of the blanket, and then stitch ribbons to the inside corners of the cover, you can tie them together to keep the duvet in place when in use.
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I have some minkie in storage. This may be a good use for it.
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What is a weighted blanket and what is it used for?

Do an online search for a better explanation but they are used for people with autism, sensory issues, or other behavior disorders. They can also be vests or just a pad to put on the lap. I believe the lap pads also are used for those with dementia when they are having an episode with frustration. The weight seems to have a calming effect.
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Don't know about the weight of weighted blankets, but 20 pounds seems pretty heavy for an adult let alone a child. Is 20#s an accurate number? Just wondering.
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In some research I have done on the weighted blankets, you should figure the blanket to be one pound per ten pounds of body weight. I assume that would include all fabric plus pellets. ex: A child weighing one hundred pounds, the completed blanket should weigh approximately 10 pounds. I plan on making three weighted blankets and have already purchased the smooth minky for the backing without realizing the info given above. Maybe I'll change my plans and make an inner blanket out of muslin and use my cotton top and minky backing as a cover. Thank you gals, you always seem to have all the right answers.
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I've made one weighted blanket and used a tightly woven fabric--sheet. If you want flannel and minky, I'd use that like a pillowcase over the weighted unit so it can be laundered. I'd have concern that the pellets would wear through or be too heavy for the flannel and minky. I don't know that even using interfacing would make flannel or minky stable enough for the weight of the pellets.
this is what I was told my a quilter that teaches a class on this.
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