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Thread: Wheelchair quilts/bags

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    Senior Member stefanib123's Avatar
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    Wheelchair quilts/bags

    Over the weekend my 17 year old son was in a car accident and broke his shoulder and his hip. He will be in a wheelchair several months.

    It seems like I remember someone posting a free pattern for wheelchair pillow quilt? Since he's a teenager I'd love to spruce up his chair plus a bag to put things would be great!

    Ive found some already made ones but would rather make it myself with some peace sign material. Maybe I could adapt a tote pattern?

    Any ideas or pics would be appreciated.

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    Oh No....So sorry about your son's accident.....I do hope he is better soon.

    I don't have any idea's for you, I am sure several people will help you out soon.
    Got-to Love those Dachshunds!!!!!


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    Sorry to hear about your son.. I Guess we should be grateful that he survived, and will eventually be okay.. Someone was watching out for him..
    Since you are a quilter, and on this board, you should be able to wing it.. Be creative, and enjoy making what is needed..

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    My prayers to you and your family that your son heals quickly.

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    I'm sorry your son was in a car accident and badly hurt.

    Wishing him a complete and speedy recovery.

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    I made some a few years ago. Draw a big circle for front and back. Come off one piece of circle with a continuous piece of fabric that goes over the handle on one side. Put velcro or a button. This is pretty crude way to discribe it. It's kind of like a round purse.Mother kept salt, pepper, candy. kleenex, you name it in there, remote etc.

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    My daughter is in a wheelchair... for her tote bag, I have adapted a 'vera' bag by cutting the straps and attaching parachute clips/buckles to them and turning the straps so they can hook onto the wheelchair push handles.
    (! hope this makes sense!!)
    You might want to do a google search for wheelchair bags - there are some cool ones out there, for under the seat, and for the side. that kind may be easier for him to reach.
    You mentioned a pillow quilt... if he needs a cushion for his back, maybe sewing some loops onto the short end of a pillow to keep it from falling.
    I would suggest a gel seat cushion with a lambswool seatcover. His butt is going to be sore from sitting!!
    Hope his recovery is speedy!!!
    Carolyn

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    Found some! Thanks everyone for your kind words. Its every parents nightmare to get that late night call that your baby is hurt!

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