Weighted Quilt - Step 1

Weighted Quilt: Step 1

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?

Weighted Quilt - Step 1

Weighted Quilt – Step 1

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.

Weighted Quilt - Step 1

Weighted Quilt – Step 1

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!

3 thoughts on “Weighted Quilt: Step 1

  1. Pam says:

    That is interesting. I did put muslin in between the two layers of my outer fabrics but I didn’t quilt them. I am looking forward to seeing your progress. I would like to make another one for my little guy. He likes his blanket but I think he needs a change of scenery! His parents tell me that it really does help him.

  2. vivian383 says:

    I’ve been looking for a pattern for a weighted quilt for an older boy age 9 to make him feel a bit more secure at bedtime, but his bed is a twin size! I will be following your post with interest !

  3. From the above comments I’m guessing there is a specific reason for making a weighted quilt and I’ve obviously missed what that is. It made me think of my third ever quilt, a puff square made from velvets, satins, and some upholstery fabrics filled with nylon stockings. I got it to twin size when I had to give up. It was so heavy I could barely lift it and spent more time on the floor than on my bed. It was warm tho!

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)