Weighted Quilt Fabrics

Weighted Quilt Project

A month or two ago, my sister-in-law contacted me about making a weighted quilt for her youngest daughter (my youngest niece). As I plan to be back visiting family in a few weeks, it makes sense to get the quilt made so I can take it with me!

Weighted Quilt Fabrics

Weighted Quilt Fabrics

My youngest niece *loves* Maui from Moana, and I found a great fabric that I know she’ll love for the top of the weighted quilt. I’ll be using a piece of coordinating Kona Cream for the back.

My plan is to use muslin and two layers of batting in the middle where I will stitch in the poly beads to give the quilt its weight. I have a vision for how it is going to work… fingers crossed it comes together! I’ll be detailing my process and progress as I go this week.

16 thoughts on “Weighted Quilt Project

  1. Pam says:

    I have made one weighted blanket. I am looking forward to seeing how you are making yours.

  2. Sandi says:

    I can’t wait to see yours! I’ve been thinking about making one for N.

  3. I think Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict has made one, if you want a resource. The fabric is great! What a thoughtful, caring project for your niece.

  4. maria says:

    i made one using fleece

  5. I’ve read about weighted over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, like Wendy mentioned. Anxious to hear about the making of yours.

  6. Patty says:

    I’ve been curious how one goes about making one of these. Good luck!

  7. This is a new topic for me. I’ve heard about them, but haven’t really read about how to do it. I’ll be very interested to read your blogging about this. What a great gift!

  8. That’s a great print. Good luck.

  9. Delina Aberle says:

    Why a weighted quilt?

  10. helen says:

    I have never heard of a weighted blanket. Weights hanging around the side like a fringe to tuck the small child into bed springs to mind. How does this work? And I realise now I have get terribly behind too in my disney characters.

  11. Audrey says:

    Where did you find the Moana fabric?

  12. Kathleen McCormick says:

    I am curious to see how this works. Your niece will be so appreciative and the fabric is perfect.

  13. Great fabric! I’ve never made a weighted quilt, so I’ll follow along with interest 🙂

  14. Bernie says:

    Interesting – I have heard of quilters making them but honestly, I am unsure what the use is?

  15. That is such great fabric for your niece! I still haven’t watched the movie…saw several previews when it was about to come out when I was in the Disney Store in Edmonton with my grandson.

  16. Kate says:

    That’s a very fun print.

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