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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Have you made a weighted quilt/blanket?

    I have a good friend who makes and sells them. She normally uses fleece for the backing, no batting in between the layers.
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    Default Re: Have you made a weighted quilt/blanket?

    I know I'm late to this discussion, but I wanted to say that I made a rag quilt from denim and flannel, and used it very effectively as a weighted blanket with my daughter for two years. I have another one all cut and waiting to be pieced in Atlanta. Maybe I'll get to it this Christmas... If not, over the summer. I think my nephew will benefit from it most.

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    Shiny Thimble

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    Default Re: Have you made a weighted quilt/blanket?

    That would actually work really well, and if you're worried about it being too heavy, you just need to factor in the weight of the fabric and batting. This DIY weighted blanket tutorial actually uses flannel and batting, so it's exactly the setup you're talking about.

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    Shiny Thimble

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    Default Re: Have you made a weighted quilt/blanket?

    I am making weighted blankets for my autistic child. It can't sleep at night, I believe it will definitely help those with autism. But sewing these weighted quilts is not easy. It is necessary to ensure that the weight ratio is 10% of the child's weight and each square is filled with glass beads. I need some advice on sewing.

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    Default Re: Have you made a weighted quilt/blanket?

    Make tubes, fill them, then sew tubes going the other way. Helps hold the beads in place. Make sure you move the beads out of the way.
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