Weighted Quilt - Finished!
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Weighted Quilt Finish

Today promises to be a wonderful day; not only do I get to share the finish of the weighted quilt with you… but I get to gift it in person to my niece. It doesn’t get much better than that, does it?!?

Weighted Quilt - Finish

Weighted Quilt – Finish

I had *just* enough of the Lizzy House Natural History Stars in Green yardage to make the binding to finish off the quilt. I chose to stitch the binding on by machine to both sides.

Weighted Quilt - Finish Details

Weighted Quilt – Finish Details

Up close, you can see that the binding gives a nice secondary reinforcement and finish to help keep the poly pellets contained should any stitches ever come undone and things move around. Also, I sewed all the seams with a small stitch length (2.0) which is much smaller than the size of a poly pellet.

Weighted Quilt - Finish Details

Weighted Quilt – Finish Details

I made sure to get a label on the quilt! I personally like the “back” side of the weighted blanket very well, but then again, I’m not exactly the target demographic for Moana.

Weighted Quilt - Testing

Weighted Quilt – Testing

Over the course of making the quilt I had it draped over me in one form or another, but it was still interesting to try the quilt out draped over my lap. I think it feels very nice and it tucks around quite naturally.

Weighted Quilt - After First Wash

Weighted Quilt – After First Wash

The quilt crinkled up after its first wash. Yes, the poly pellets are safe to machine wash and dry!

Weighted Quilt - Crinkle

Weighted Quilt – Crinkle

The pellets still move around very freely inside the pockets after the wash, too. The rule of thumb with weighted quilts is for them to weigh 10-15% of the person’s weight. I purposefully make this quilt finished so that there would be no way the pellets will get out. If it works well and my niece needs a new one made when she grows, well, I’ll be happy to make her a new quilt.

Weighted Quilt - Finished!

Weighted Quilt – Finished!

I am looking forward to seeing my family and gifting this finish to my niece. I expect I have a few Disney movies in my future for the weekend. What are your weekend plans?

22 thoughts on “Weighted Quilt Finish

  1. You are a very thoughtful aunt. I really enjoyed our time together yesterday!

  2. Cindy says:

    I like all the consideration you put into making this and keeping those pellets where they belong.

  3. vivian383 says:

    This turned out very well ! I’m sure that your niece will love it! I am really going to tackle making one of these for my grandson on a larger scale and your website instructions will be invaluable. Thanks Yvonne for clearly showing and explaining all the steps involved in making one of these.

  4. There is nothing more satisfying than making a quilt for someone and then being able to gift it to them in person. I’m sure your niece will love this quilt. I love the crinkly look after washing; it looks so cuddly. My weekend plans? I have a quilting class with Amanda Jean (Crazy Mom Quilts) on Saturday; however, we are in the path of yet another snowstorm (12+ inches predicted), so we’ll see if the class actually happens. At any rate, it will be a sewing weekend!

  5. Facetfully says:

    It is perfect! Have a wonderful visit!

  6. sue7oaks says:

    I’m sure your niece will love this quilt! I hope you enjoy your time with your family and those Disney movies!

  7. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Yvonne; I have regretfully missed the posts on the creation of this quilt. Yet, I will definitely be going back and reading your tutorials! Just from this post alone, you have caught my full attention and I want to know how to create one, what they are used for and what the pellets are. I can also say that just seeing this wild and crazy brilliant front fabric had my attention also! I love it and am going to have to search for some on my next fabric buying adventure. I also have a feeling that your tutorial would be a spectacular Project Linus quilt to make and donate to our Guild. Thank You so much Yvonne for sharing this tutorial, that I am now going to go and read and then Pin. Have a spectacular weekend and a wonderful time with your Niece and family when you give her the quilt!

  8. gsyanne63 says:

    It looks amazing and washed up beautifully, it’s sure to be a winner with your niece.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend with all your family, it’s always nice to get together and catch up with all the news xxx

  9. Helen says:

    This has been a very interesting process. Although it is unlikely I will ever meet a weighted pelleted quilt I like the sound of it . Even at my age I like to be tucked up. And of course most importantly I now know who Moana is , something I didn’t previously !

  10. Pam says:

    It turned out really nice. I am sure she will get a lot of comfort from it. Thanks for sharing.

  11. My daughter wants a weighted quilt, and I really like the way you did this – and the fact that it is washable!

  12. Paula S. Pike says:

    I really like the looks of this!!!

  13. Patty says:

    What a wonderful gift! I love a good Disney movie myself!

  14. Kaja says:

    This has been an interesting process to follow, and now you have a lovely quilt for your niece. If she ever feels she has outgrown Moana, she can just flip the quilt over to the other side. 🙂

  15. Izzy says:

    Your niece is going to love this quilt – I just love how you think about all the small details when you make a quilt. This weekend will be all about resting and quilting for me – I caught a nasty cold this week and need to get better!

  16. Kate says:

    You definitely put a lot of thought into how to make the best weighted quilt. Your niece will love it. That Moana fabric is perfect! Congrats on a fun finish.

  17. It looks great! Enjoy your visit and Disney movies 🙂

  18. It looks great. Well done. I wish I had some Disney movies to watch. ☺

  19. Janet Sabol says:

    Thank you so much for these tutorials about weighted quilts. I will be sharing your blog with our Quilt Guild. I know someone had asked me if I knew how to make weighted quilts some time last year. We watched Moana Friday night with our grandkids who we are taking care of as their parents flew to Hawaii. We’re receiving 10-12″ of snow in Mpls. and have a blizzard till Sunday morning.

  20. Beth Stanfield says:

    I see you quilted it? How did that happen with the pellets inside? I made one for my adult niece last year using both vertical and horizontal grids as pockets for pellets. My first. Didn’t know you could Quilt them. Thanks for your help.

  21. That’s such an awesome gift for your niece. Having a child with sensory issues, I know what a huge difference one of these can make.

    1. I wondered whether the weighted blankets were for children with particular needs, Diana. Thanks for the clue!

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