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Old 02-04-2016, 08:08 PM
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I pieced a modified Trip Around the World quilt top, added some backing, and sewed in almost 10 lbs of poly pellets into 3x4 rectangles. My SIL has headaches and insomnia due to a head injury, and I read that this type of blanket might help. I tried it out, and it's especially nice with a cat!
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:26 PM
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Obviously this quilt comes with a cat scan. I like the idea of extra weight. I hope it helps.
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:38 PM
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How did you add the pellets? Very carefully, I would think.
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:47 PM
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Even if the pellets do not work just lying under such a pretty blanket will certainly help her feel "rested".
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Very nice and hope it helps her.
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Originally Posted by wesing View Post
Obviously this quilt comes with a cat scan......
Ooooh, you're good!!
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Originally Posted by marilynr View Post
How did you add the pellets? Very carefully, I would think.
I'll be finding pellets for awhile! I sewed all the lengthwise seams so it made tubes, them funneled 1/4 cup of pellets into each tube, shook them down, pinned them in, and stitched across the width. Then I did the next row and sew on. It was pretty awkward!
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Interesting idea. Hope it works for her!
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It is certainly very pretty. Let us know if it helps your SIL.
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Very pretty. It seems that both your SIL and the cat are enjoying the quilt. Good for you.
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