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Thread: Wheel chair bags for Veterns!!

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    Experiementing with fabric for a request of a w/c bag...... What does everyone think????
    I think it will work.......

    wheelchair bag for Veterns
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    that is very nice, thanks for sharing with us

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    love it and i'm sure they will too!

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    thanks Crafty....

    just a small thing, to give back to the Veterns!

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    oh I think this turned out very nice :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriscraft99
    oh I think this turned out very nice :D
    Isn't fun to see how some fabrics ur not sure what to do with turn out????

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    thanks Crafty....

    just a small thing, to give back to the Veterns!
    That is great!

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    Yes!! I had purchased it to make placemats for our annual 4th of July gathering and it never happened. I also purchased a smaller print for our tablecloths, those did happen :)

    I think these are awesome!! so patriotic!! :thumbup:

    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    Quote Originally Posted by kriscraft99
    oh I think this turned out very nice :D
    Isn't fun to see how some fabrics ur not sure what to do with turn out????

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    Looks great! but you might want to add ties at the lower corners to tie to the sides of the walker. This keeps it from shifting from side to side and flapping front to back if the walker is not one that is pushed. THis is how they wanted the bags made at my mom's nursing home.

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    Bless your heart

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Looks great! but you might want to add ties at the lower corners to tie to the sides of the walker. This keeps it from shifting from side to side and flapping front to back if the walker is not one that is pushed. THis is how they wanted the bags made at my mom's nursing home.
    These bags are made to fit inside the arm of a wheelchair for the Veterns to carry small items/book/etc.

    I had hoped this fabric would work for the walker bags, but the flags were just not large enough. So, when the Veterns Hospital Nursing Unit Staff asked for a pocket/wheelchair bag ,I decided to give this fabric a chance, and it seems to be just the size they requested.

    These are the walker bags. They have several heavy duty snaps that hold them in place.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-95600-1.htm

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    That is so cool. I showed that to my husband who is a disabled Veteran, but not in a wheelchair, but he said if he were in a wheelchair, he would LOVE to have one of those. So there ya go. I bet they all would like one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick156
    That is so cool. I showed that to my husband who is a disabled Veteran, but not in a wheelchair, but he said if he were in a wheelchair, he would LOVE to have one of those. So there ya go. I bet they all would like one.
    Thansk for letting me know ....... The staff specifically asked for a bag for the wheelchair... after much research and modifing of a free pattern ( I always seem to modify patterns to make them more effient to produce,easier to make or more user friendly) , this is what I came up with...

    I'm a retired nurse, with lots of Nursing home/elder/ handicapped experience and I thought it looked like it would met their needs... Our local VFW ( who I work thru) has a w/c at the VFW club , I plan to try it out tomorrow while I'm there... was a bit unsure of how long to make the ties.....

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    Great

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    I really like it!!! :thumbup:

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    nice job!! its for a good cause.

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    Neat bags! Kudos to you!

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    I think that is going to be great. What a great thing to do.

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    Very nice for the Veterans!

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    That's great. I'm sure it will be helpful to many.

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    Dee - will you take a picture of it on the wheelchair today? I would love to see it and how it fits

    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick156
    That is so cool. I showed that to my husband who is a disabled Veteran, but not in a wheelchair, but he said if he were in a wheelchair, he would LOVE to have one of those. So there ya go. I bet they all would like one.
    Thansk for letting me know ....... The staff specifically asked for a bag for the wheelchair... after much research and modifing of a free pattern ( I always seem to modify patterns to make them more effient to produce,easier to make or more user friendly) , this is what I came up with...

    I'm a retired nurse, with lots of Nursing home/elder/ handicapped experience and I thought it looked like it would met their needs... Our local VFW ( who I work thru) has a w/c at the VFW club , I plan to try it out tomorrow while I'm there... was a bit unsure of how long to make the ties.....

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    [quote=kriscraft99]Dee - will you take a picture of it on the wheelchair today? I would love to see it and how it fits


    I'll try to think to take the camera....... LOL everyone will think I'm nuts!!! but , what new there?........ right nwo I have it tied to the railing on our stairs.........

    Ideally they will be on the inside of the wheelchair... but if the size is right, I guess they could be put on the outside.... just have to ck for the wheel clearence.

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    I'm sure if you explain you are wanting to take a picture so you can go home and "study" it to see if there is anything you can do differently to make it better - they will love you you doing that :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriscraft99
    Dee - will you take a picture of it on the wheelchair today? I would love to see it and how it fits


    I'll try to think to take the camera....... LOL everyone will think I'm nuts!!! but , what new there?........ right nwo I have it tied to the railing on our stairs.........

    Ideally they will be on the inside of the wheelchair... but if the size is right, I guess they could be put on the outside.... just have to ck for the wheel clearence.

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    [quote=kriscraft99]I'm sure if you explain you are wanting to take a picture so you can go home and "study" it to see if there is anything you can do differently to make it better - they will love you you doing that :thumbup:

    We freq the place, so " borrowing " their wheelchair wasn't a problem... remembering to take the camera was the issue... Luckily, DH reminded me... it was already packed for the trip to Texas

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    perfect for Veterans and for anyone else for that matter. I need to make one for a walker and think that type would work also. Thanks for sharing

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