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Old 11-24-2018, 05:38 PM
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I am hoping to make a weighted quilt for my granddaughter twin size. Any suggestions to help me be successful would be appreciated.
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Old 11-24-2018, 05:44 PM
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Man Sewing has a pretty good you tube video for one.
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Old 11-24-2018, 06:16 PM
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Here's the link to Man Sewing (Rob Appell) weighted blanket. He gives some good tips along the tutorial.

https://mansewing.com/2015/04/weighted-blanket/
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I am going to make a couple for Christmas. Do you know where the best/most inexpensive place to buy Poly Pellets?
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Old 11-24-2018, 08:27 PM
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Man Sewing has a pretty good you tube video for one.
I was going to suggest that one.
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I've bought poly pellets at Walmart.com a 10# box is just under $23. I also ordered from TailorSpot on Etsy, those were the heavier pellets.
I've made 3 blankets so far (I made one today for a friend.) but don't piece the fronts I use a solid piece of fabric, usually flannel or minky.
I use a piece of pvc pipe or a cardboard wrapping paper tube stuck down in each channel and a small funnel to pour the beads into the tube. After each row is full I move those beads down as close to the previous row as possible and then put in a row of pins to hold them in place while I take the blanket to the machine to sew that row closed.
These blankets aren't hard to make but they get quite heavy to move around.
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Old 11-25-2018, 01:23 PM
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What is the purpose of these blankets? How would one wash them?
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My daughter (and friend mentioned above) both were/are having sleep issues and the extra weight of the blanket seems to help them relax so they get to sleep faster and stay asleep longer. I have a small lap size blanket that my husband occasionally uses for restless leg syndrome.

I wash them in cold water on a delicate cycle and use just the air or low heat cycle to dry.
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Yes, weight from a blanket can help with sleep difficulties. I find a quilt with 80/20 not warm enough with AC, so I added a crocheted afghan, and immediately began sleeping better! Just that bit of weight helped. I hope a weighted blanket will help your granddaughter.
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Weighted blankets are comforting to children and adults with sensory disorders, anxiety, and Parkinson’s. They are relatively easy to make—the most important thing is to not try to sew theough a pellet. You can buy pellets bulk on line, at JAF, and most craft stores—whoever has the best sale.

As a child, I always slept under three or four blankets, because the weight just felt good.
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