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Jill 25th Feb 2016

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I need to purchase a fiddle blanket and some other items, for our cognitive impaired residents
Has anyone got any ideas or names of good suppliers? Remembering I have a budget.

Talita 25th Feb 2016
Hi Jill,

These fiddle blankets do seem to be quite pricey, don't they!
If making your own is an option, we have a pinterest board with lots of photos which could give you some ideas.

Betty 28th Feb 2016
Hi Jill,
They are very expensive, but you can find a person who can sew with a machine and ask to help.
1. Choose a strong bright coloured material, to cope and need to be washed regularly ,too.
2. Zips, buckles, buttons all in larger size and colours
3. Large beads on strings
4. different materials
5. packets with buttons & buttonholes
For ideas just search on the internet and you can find a lot of great ideas.
Good luck
Lesley 29th Feb 2016
Hi Jill,
We have made fiddle blankets for the long stay hospital where i work, using a polar fleece blanket as they are soft and cozy, sew on small soft toys, patches of colourful materials of different textures, a lavender bag, little bells sewn securely .
Best of luck
Jill 1st Mar 2016
Thanks for the information. I really appreciate it :-)
Talita 5th Mar 2016
So many different ways of naming and searching for these fiddle blankets - I just came across a relevant activity submitted by one of our members:

How to make a Sensory Lap Quilt
Jacqui 9th Mar 2016
fiddle blankets well worth the effort I,ve also made fiddle apron which has work really well specially for those sitting in a wheelchair also a builders apron for the men works well

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