I recently made two fidget quilts for donation to those with with Dementia or Alzheimer’s who are in long term care facilities and nursing homes. Fidget quilts are designed to catch the attention of those to whom they are gifted and provide them with a diversion. They are the size of a large place mat. One of mine is 20″ x 20″ and the other is 16″ x 20″.
These were oodles of fun to make. And I got to use up bits of trim, lace, bead, buttons, zippers and ribbon that had somehow found their way into my sewing room. Surprisingly, I had way more of that type of stuff than I realised. Notions must breed like scraps when you aren’t looking as getting the all out at the same time did result in my making a bit of a mess in the sewing room. Luckily, it cleaned up faster than I thought it would.
Here is the first one:
A first for me was sewing on the buttons using my sewing machine. What a game changer! And more secure I think than hand sewing them especially as i picked buttons with 4 holes. No more will I be sewing on buttons by hand for me.
And here is the second one:
The two plain squares are textured fabrics. The grey is a soft almost fluffy material and the white is a silky type of material. The two blue triangles are prairie points and under the zipper there is a little pocket.
There are definitely more fidget quilts in my future.