How to Make Fidget Quilts

My friend, Jillian over at Refashionista, posted a wonderful idea about fidget quilts for dementia patients. I had never heard of such a thing, but after reading her bog post, I did a little more research and found that the quilts help sooth the anxieties of Alzheimer’s patients, people with autism, people who have restless finger syndrome and, of course, fidgety children. I think that it is a brilliant idea, so I’m excited to pass this info on to you. One of Jillian’s reader comments came from Tambra. She suggests using already quilted place mats or fabric remnants from thrift stores. That way, you do not have to know how to quilt. Nor do you have to be intimidated by the very idea of quilting as the base work will be done for you.fidget quiltJust think, you could use something personal to the patients or child. It could be photos of beloved pets, wedding rings, brooches, something that they liked to craft when they were able- even fabric from items that brought them joy.

Read on to Jillian’s post and be inspired to do something really thoughtful today.

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Let’s Talk About Scraps, Baby: Fidget Quilts for Dementia Patients | ReFashionista

A question I’m getting a lot in my your comments is, “What do you do with your scraps?”. While in the past, my scraps have become anything from pillow stuffing to sunglasses cases…

Source: Let’s Talk About Scraps, Baby: Fidget Quilts for Dementia Patients | ReFashionista

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3 thoughts on “How to Make Fidget Quilts

  1. I have been looking for a fidget quilt for my mom who has dementia. This is the best I have seen, better than the ones for sale by the Alzheimer’s stores. Many of the quilts/pads are too busy. I know from experience with my mom, too much is too confusing! I like the idea of the 9 sections, solid (or mostly solid) colors and each square with an “activity”. Thank you for this. I wasn’t thinking of making one, but believe I will now. Thank you again!

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