Happy Squirrel Quilts

Weighted Blanket

Andrea Coyle

Recently I made an adult throw sized weighted blanket and thought I'd share some pictures! I made mine out of 2 yards of cotton (Baltic) and 2 yards of minky fabric. I weigh about 130 lbs, so I used 12 lbs of poly beads to fill my blanket (the recommendation is approximately 1 lb of blanket for every 10 lbs of body weight). I created 4"x4" sections to keep the beads in place. These blankets are used for therapeutic purposes. You should talk to your doctor/therapist to see if a weighted blanket is right for you. Please make sure you ask them about the recommended size and weight for you. 

I used this tutorial from Craft Nector to make my blanket.

 Eowyn Posing with the finished blanket.

Eowyn Posing with the finished blanket.

 Preparing right sides together.

Preparing right sides together.

 Trimmed and pined. Make sure to turn the 4th edge over (stitching around the other three). I added an extra layer of cotton inside to keep the beads from stretching the minky too much.

Trimmed and pined. Make sure to turn the 4th edge over (stitching around the other three). I added an extra layer of cotton inside to keep the beads from stretching the minky too much.

  I trimmed the corners before turning the blanket.

 I trimmed the corners before turning the blanket.

 I top stitched around the three edges so that it would match the forth edge once that is closed.

I top stitched around the three edges so that it would match the forth edge once that is closed.

 I marked every 4" with a pin so that I knew where to stitch each chanel.

I marked every 4" with a pin so that I knew where to stitch each chanel.

 Ewoyn supervising the construction.

Ewoyn supervising the construction.