I have thought a lot about how I want to approach making this weighted blanket / weighted quilt for my younger niece, and I’ve looked at a lot of different tutorials online. I may really regret my choice to go a bit free form and deviate from anything I’ve seen… but there’s only one way to find out, right?
I spent quite a bit of time ironing all the fabric for the project on Sunday morning. The Kona Cotton (second from the left) and muslin (the two to the far right) were very wrinkly. I left them hanging over the front of my longarm and I will press them again before use.
I didn’t have much time on Monday to make progress, but I did choose the thread I’m going to use for quilting: 50wt Aurifil 2312 (Ermine).
The next step in my plan is this: use muslin as the backing for both the Moana fabric and Kona Cotton, layer with batting, and do an all over quilting design to create 2 quilt sandwiches using ~1 1/2 yards of each fabric. I’ll be back to share progress and how I plan to proceed after that later in the week!