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Thread: dialisis quilt

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    im making this quilt for my uncle who has cancer and is on dialisis. what would you recomend for the batting is wool a good idea or would cotton or poly be better. im going to back it with flannel.
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    very sweet of you!!

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    Cotton, It will need to be washed and dried frequently to keep the germs away. Prayers to your uncle and family.

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    When I went through chemo most of the blankets were too short. (I'm 5'9".) And the blankets were light weight which I appreciated, but I live in Southern California and it doesn't get that cold here. The flannel is really nice, he will really appreciate it.

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    The flannel will be soft and comforting. It is really pretty. It is such a nice thing for you to do.

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    The flannel will be soft and comforting. It is really pretty. It is such a nice thing for you to do.

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    Hi Lindy - pretty quilt - how nice of you to make this.

    I recently made a lap (comfort) quilt for a dear friend going thru chemo/radiation trmts. I just backed it w/flannel (no batting), as they usually don't like A LOT of weight on them. She likes the 'softness' of the flannel & says is just right to keep the 'chill' off.

    Prayers to your uncle & family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindy-2
    im making this quilt for my uncle who has cancer and is on dialisis. what would you recomend for the batting is wool a good idea or would cotton or poly be better. im going to back it with flannel.
    Maybe warm & natural batting as it is light but very warm :)
    So sweet of you. I hope he get well soon.

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    It gets very hot here where we live. My dad wanted his blanket to be WARM when he was getting his dialysis. He was very thin and needed the warmth because they keep the room very cold.

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    It's a beautiful quilt! And so thoughtful of you to do this for him! I, too, would go with cotton, for washing reasons. I wouldn't think they would want it to be too heavy, either, but the flannel will be comforting.

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    the flannel will stop the slipping off the legs--tuck it in and it will stay

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    Just flannel. Sweet of u.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furza Flyin
    Cotton, It will need to be washed and dried frequently to keep the germs away. Prayers to your uncle and family.
    Ditto

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    very nice quilt

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    very pretty

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    I don't think if I was going to put flannel on the back I would put any batting.

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    Very nice quilt and very nice of you to make it for him. As for batting, ask if he tends to be cold or not and make it according to the answer.

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    thanks so much for all your input.

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