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« on: June 26, 2011 07:51:52 PM »

So I've been making my weighted blanket for a few months now on and off. Pain in my ass it was lol But oh so worth it. I finished sewing the last row on a few min's ago. whew, busy day for me, paper making AND finishing my blankie!



My friends puppy on the blanket so you can see how big it is. The back is plain jane black. I'm thinking about adding a real backing. Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2011 08:53:12 PM »

are you doing this as a therapy blanket? I have been reading about the benefits of weighted blankets for various things.
And congrats on completing!
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2011 08:57:17 PM »

Thanks for the comment Cheesy Yes it is for therapy reasons and it's the best thing I could have ever done for myself! I've never heard bad things about these blankets. They are the best things/help ever.
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2011 09:25:59 AM »

It looks cozy.  How do you make a weighted blanket/how does it help?

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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2011 12:49:43 PM »

well i took and sewed squares of fabric together leaving one side open. then i sewed smaller squares filled about 1/4 a cup of polypelts. put those in the big squares. sewed everything up and together and ta da! lol
it helps me with my insomnia, anxiety, also strangely helps with my thinking. like
if Im thinking about too many things and can't concentrate or if freaking myself out (i have a tendency to do this a lot, over active imagination) i just throw on the blanket relax for a bit and let it work.
it works for many other types of people, very easy to Google it to find out!
 
oh it is very cozy. at a happy 30 pounds lol. thanks for the comment!
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2011 03:29:08 PM »

This website is good at detailing the benefits.
http://www.nanasweightedblankets.com.au/
I am esp interested in the benefits for people with sensory processing disorder, but it seems to help so many things.
I am really glad to hear it works for you. I can get a bit anxious myself and can relate to your post.
Having made one for a friend, I think maybe I should make one for my self!
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2011 09:49:23 AM »

I'll bet that was time consuming, what with the extra "bean bags" to make in addition to the rest of it.  I don't think I would put a backing on it.  It would have to be quilted so that it didn't sag and separate, and if you do that then you'll lose the raggy edges.  If it ain't broke don't fix it.  Wink
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