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Judy T-Bellingham Posted: Sun, Dec 2 2012 1:25 PM

I went to a yearly luncheon with other women from my high school graduating class of 1960.  

Every year more of us are missing or are suffering through medical problems. I looked at my dearest friends sitting next to me and it hit me that any one of us could be next. Although I have lots of UFO's I don't have on hand, small and cheerful (and completed) lap quilts that I can run over to someone who may need an quilty hug right now. I've made quilts for friends in need but it took me a couple weeks and I want a completed stash. 

So, that's my resolution for the new year. To focus on getting a stash of completely finished lap quilts that I can choose from as the need arises. My first quilt for my "Hug Needed Quilt Stash" will be MQ7. I'm adding a couple large appliqued flowers to the front. The colors are cheerful and I think might be one someone would like.


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Judy T-Bellingham:
So, that's my resolution for the new year. To focus on getting a stash of completely finished lap quilts that I can choose from as the need arises. My first quilt for my "Hug Needed Quilt Stash" will be MQ7.

Judy, that is a wonderful idea, there is nothing better than a quilty hug when times are a bit rough.

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Judy, what a wonderful idea!!

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Barbara replied on Sun, Dec 2 2012 1:47 PM

Judy ,this is a fabulous idea. I have many quilts that also just kinda sit around and do nothing. I may do the same .thanks Barbara

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Bev replied on Sun, Dec 2 2012 1:49 PM

Judy, that is a great idea for a New Years Resolution! Kudos to you.....

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That's a great idea.  Now I just need to actually finish a quilt that's worthy of giving away

Kristin Lee WICKMAN Albrecht  

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Sukochi replied on Sun, Dec 2 2012 1:59 PM

Judy, I might join you in this idea. How wonderful. I have, plenty of times, come up on a friend who needs a quilty hug of their own. I think I WILL "borrow" you idea. make up some lab quilts, put them in gift bags and just grab one when I need it. Easy peasy. Thanks for a great idea and a LOT of smiles and happy tears!  (((HUGS))) to you, too.

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replied on Sun, Dec 2 2012 2:32 PM

Great Idea Judy, I like it think I will try that idea for a few UFOs I have..  Thanks

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Patti replied on Sun, Dec 2 2012 3:05 PM

Great idea!

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Donna B replied on Sun, Dec 2 2012 3:11 PM

Wonderful idea Judy, I wish I would have had a few ready to grab this last year.  I'm with you, I see more dear friends facing medical problems and tragedies as we are getting older.  Thanks for the great idea and great New Years Resolution!  Now, I just need to get through the Christmas sewing first...

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Thea replied on Sun, Dec 2 2012 3:25 PM

Judy, Great idea - sad to think that as we age more and more of our friends are in need of something like this.

 

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replied on Sun, Dec 2 2012 4:18 PM

I have a question, what would be your ideal size for the One size fits all Hug Lap Quilt.  Just curious what people think. I always tend to go big, I guess in case they are a bigger and taller person, say 68 by 68 or so.

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Candis:

I have a question, what would be your ideal size for the One size fits all Hug Lap Quilt.  Just curious what people think. I always tend to go big, I guess in case they are a bigger and taller person, say 68 by 68 or so.

 

My lap quilts tend to be smaller, unless I'm making one specifically for a big person like my 6'5' son in law.  Otherwise they seem to come out about  48 x 60.

 


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I like the longer ones also, my family are all tall and it is nice to be able to cover up your feet and clear up to your neck. The smaller ones are nice if the recipient is in a wheel chair. So I guess it kind of depends on who you are making it for.

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MNnancy replied on Sun, Dec 2 2012 9:09 PM

To me, a lap quilt is usually not square, but a long rectangle, enough to cover a lap, minimum 48", and long enough to tuck under the feet and pull up to the chin if reclining, so minimum 60" for a short to average height person.   I was happy that I had a quilt on hand this summer when a neighbor was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer.  Both he and she were very appreciative - hugs and tears were shared the day I presented it to him.  He uses it daily during the daylight hours sitting/napping in his recliner.


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