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    Designer Diva

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    Default Quilt size for a wheelchair

    I'd like to make some quilts to donate to our local
    nursing home. I'm wondering if a square quilt would
    be better for those in a wheelchair. Or if a crib size quilt
    Which would be around 40 X 50 work better. Or slightly smaller?
    My concern is getting the quilt tangled in the wheels.
    Does anyone have experience which size works best?
    Thank you. Happy quilting. :-)

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    Default Re: Quilt size for a wheelchair

    I don't know the answer to your question but am interested to hear what others have to say. Like you I wonder what size works so that it doesn't get stuck in the wheels.

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    Default Re: Quilt size for a wheelchair

    I have been making them around 40 by 50. But just by my own decision, not anyone's instruction. So that could be all wrong.

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    Default Re: Quilt size for a wheelchair

    Over on another forum, they say the recommended size is 36 by 40.

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    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

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    Default Re: Quilt size for a wheelchair

    Wow Sandy.....you are giving me some ideas ! MSQC has some awesome steam locomotive fabric on the website for sale that I can see a purchase real soon.....so that I can make one of these for a friend of mine whose dad is in a retirement home !!! ( This gentleman was an steam locomotive engineer back in the 1940's ( I think ) ....)

    Here's one of the fabrics MSQC has (steam locomotives ).....just in case anyone's interested !

    https://www.missouriquiltco.com/shop...s-sand-yardage
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    Default Re: Quilt size for a wheelchair

    I love this idea! Call the nursing home and ask if they have a recommendation or guidelines.
    One yard of fabric, like one cookie, is never enough!

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    Default Re: Quilt size for a wheelchair

    Sandy----I love your Pocket wheelchair quilt idea. Thanks for sharing. You are so right that they often have cold hands and they always have at least a tissue with them and need a pocket for that, too. Great idea.......should make some of these to donate this winter!

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    Designer Diva

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    Default Re: Quilt size for a wheelchair

    Sandy those look great. I hadn't even thought about
    pockets. Pockets for hands or stuff.
    Should be easy enough to make a pattern.
    Thanks for posting Carolyn's wheel chair quilts.

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    Default Re: Quilt size for a wheelchair

    That is a wonderful idea about the pockets. I think I will incorporate pockets into the next ones I make.

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