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Thread: Weighted blankets/quilts?

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    Senior Member sewgray's Avatar
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    Weighted blankets/quilts?

    What do you use for the weighted part? I have a friend whose GD has retts syndrome and I wondered if the weighted quilt might help. I'm talking about the kind they use for autistic children. Thanks for any help.
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    Some people use the poly pellets, used for weighting dolls. I believe Amazon.com carries them. Do a Google search and you may be able to find a better price, for buying in bulk.
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    Send a pm to tngal22 here on the board http://www.quiltingboard.com/members...22-u63084.html. She made them for her daughter and also sells them. She would be a good resource for you!
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    Our LQS made them last year -I want to say they made pockets and the pellets were in like bean bags so they could be removed when the quilt needed washing

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    The Project Linus website has a pattern for the weighted quilts. http://www.projectlinus.org/patterns/. This pattern uses old sheets for the weight. This is an easy pattern and well illustrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    Some people use the poly pellets, used for weighting dolls. I believe Amazon.com carries them. Do a Google search and you may be able to find a better price, for buying in bulk.
    I belong to a QUilt Guild and we made several weighted blankets last year. We used the poly pellets.

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