This is not education related, so if you think I should move this to the chat forum, please let me know. Thanks
I realize most are probably taking a break from the forum for the holiday, but... I've been looking at tutorials for making weighted blankets. Everyone is saying 10% of body weight plus a pound or so. But what if you are making a blanket for an adult? All the websites offering weighted blankets for sale are giving this 10% guideline and then offering different sized blankets. A 3 ft by 6 ft blanket weighing 13 lbs is going to feel a lot different than a 4.5 ft by 6.5 ft blanket with the same weight. I feel like there needs to be a different standard--like pounds or ounces per sq ft. Does that make sense?
My grandmother would be helping me make these. I need two. One for my oldest who weighs 130 lbs and one for my 11 year old who weighs 105. My 11 yr old is 5' 1" tall, so she needs an adult size blanket. She sleeps in a twin bed, so 3 by 6 would be plenty big for her.
I'd like to make a bigger blanket for my oldest, but I want to make sure that the felt pressure is right. It's a big project, so I want to get it right the first time, hopefully.
Edited by stephensgirls, 23 November 2017 - 12:26 AM.