Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Weighted quilt/blankets >

Weighted quilt/blankets

Weighted quilt/blankets

Old 11-24-2018, 05:38 PM
Super Member
Thread Starter
marilynr's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,604
Default Weighted quilt/blankets

I am hoping to make a weighted quilt for my granddaughter twin size. Any suggestions to help me be successful would be appreciated.
marilynr is offline  
Old 11-24-2018, 05:44 PM
Super Member
bj's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Ft. Worth, Texas
Posts: 3,632

Man Sewing has a pretty good you tube video for one.
bj is offline  
Old 11-24-2018, 06:16 PM
Super Member
osewme's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,696

Here's the link to Man Sewing (Rob Appell) weighted blanket. He gives some good tips along the tutorial.

osewme is offline  
Old 11-24-2018, 07:21 PM
Super Member
IrishNY's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: was Upstate NY, now Winston-Salem NC
Posts: 2,247

I am going to make a couple for Christmas. Do you know where the best/most inexpensive place to buy Poly Pellets?
IrishNY is offline  
Old 11-24-2018, 08:27 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 6,709

Originally Posted by bj View Post
Man Sewing has a pretty good you tube video for one.
I was going to suggest that one.
cashs_mom is offline  
Old 11-24-2018, 10:08 PM
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 30

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.
khogue is offline  
Old 11-25-2018, 01:23 PM
Power Poster
Jingle's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Outside St. Louis
Posts: 36,302

What is the purpose of these blankets? How would one wash them?
Jingle is offline  
Old 11-25-2018, 02:45 PM
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 30

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.
khogue is offline  
Old 11-25-2018, 05:03 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Horse Country, FL
Posts: 7,341

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.
coopah is offline  
Old 11-25-2018, 07:27 PM
Super Member
Krisb's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Asheville, previously Lake Vermilion, Tarpon Springs, Duluth, St Paul, Soudan
Posts: 1,607

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.
Krisb is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
07-20-2012 07:03 PM
08-12-2011 07:57 PM
03-31-2011 10:07 PM
01-07-2011 02:06 PM
All Thumbs
06-29-2010 06:25 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.