Thursday, June 28, 2012

Special Request

When I asked my son about his graduation quilt...
he requested two things:
BLUE and HEAVY.

I bet you're scratching your head about the heavy part...right?

It's simple.
Many years ago I made him a quilt.
He loves it.

The problem is...
I used a blanket for batting on that quilt...
and quilted it VERY sparingly.
I basically TIED it with machine stitching.
;)

He LOVES the weight of that quilt...
and......
REALLY wants a HEAVY quilt!!!!


What's a mother to do???

You got it.....
I've got to search HIGH and low
for a heavy blanket.
:(
I have to figure out how to quilt
a HEAVY blanket.
:(
I'll let you know how it goes.

I DID try super HARD to talk him OUT of
the HEAVY part of this request...
but to NO AVAIL!!!

At least I know YOU'RE cheering for me...
and THAT MEANS a LOT!!!
;)

17 comments:

  1. I can understand why your son wants 'heavy'. I like to really feel the weight of a cover over me. It's much cosier and moulds around me more comfortingly!
    I'm cheering you on and although I can't offer any advise I'd certainly be interested in how you get on!
    Teresa x

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  2. Quilt looks wonderful! I have finished quilts by tacking every 4"-6” with a decorative stitch. This is fast, programed my machine to back stitch, do 2 repeats of the decorative stitch, then back stitch and cut. Almost like ties, but no loose ends.

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  3. Ugh - my shoulders ache just thinking of pushing that through my Brother! My sister loves a heavy quilt, too, and HAS to sleep with weight on her, even with the heat!

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  4. Perhaps a wool suiting or corduroy backing and a thick batting would work to provide weight. Simple straight line quilting or ties seem to be in order here. Just a suggestion. Hope you do find a solution.

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  5. Perhaps a wool suiting or corduroy backing and a thick batting would work to provide weight. Simple straight line quilting or ties seem to be in order here. Just a suggestion. Hope you do find a solution.

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  6. I totally understand the request! My Jeans quilt won a blue ribbon years ago, and we slept under it for probably 20+ years of marriage. Larry still requests another one! Try denim. You can find it really affordable at M&L. Plus, you are getting the BLUE that DS is requesting !!
    :-}pokey

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  7. Gosh I was thinking two layers of Warm and Natural, which is heavy to me anyway. Looking forward to seeing your finished quilt. I think Ricki Bragg's daughter had the same request.

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  8. P.S. I did straight line quilting, about 6 inches apart, and used a thin poly batting.
    :-}pokey

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  9. It's a handsome quilt but I'm glad I don't have to quilt it!

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  10. What a striking quilt! I love all the angles and use of negative space. I'm glad you explained what heavy means. I look forward to finding out what you do. I love the idea of denim!

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  11. Have you thought of curtain interlining. It is heavy but not too thick. Sounds like he will be cosy whatever you finally use. Strength to you my friend......you'll need it :-)

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  12. Oh dear! Maybe a couple of old wool blankets???? Good luck.

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  13. I agree--I'm glad I don't have to do the quilting. I made a denim quilt when our son went to college. That thing is super heavy.

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  14. I can SO empathize. Years ago I made my DS a twin size denim quilt with high loft batting and fleece throws as the backing. It turned out HEAVY and he absolutely LOVED it. When he upgraded to a queen size bed he wanted another quilt...made exactly the same way! You can only imagine how heavy it is!!! Now that we are in summer I am taking it to my local dry cleaning place to have it cleaned and my DH has said he will carry it for me...thank goodness! The quilt could carry me!!!!

    Lin

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  15. Maybe you can use fleese on the inside. It could add the weight and warmth your looking for.

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  16. this quilt is really cool....as for heavy,i am interested to see what you will do with it.

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  17. nice quilt. My hubby made a quilt of recycled denim jeans. He made a simple 9 patch using light and dark shades to make the pattern. we lined it with a sheet and used batting inside and it was HEAVY. the warmest quilt in the house and everyone wants it.

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