What kind of plan is that? If you have been following me and reading my posts, I think it is pretty obvious that I love to sew and quilt. So no matter what I am sewing or constructing, I am happy.
My mom came to visit for an early Mother's Day, this past weekend. We decided to sew together again. We made more comfort pillows for Rainbow Hospice. I sew and my Mom stuffs! On March 19th, National Quilting Day my Mom and I made a Passage Quilt for Rainbow Hospice and comfort pillows. Here is a link to that post: Sewing with Mom! Tomorrow for Wordless Wednesday I will post photos of the completed Passage Quilt. Two weeks ago I mailed it to my Mom and she gave it to Rainbow Hospice of Jefferson County, (Wisconsin).
What is a Comfort Pillow and how is it used?
A comfort pillow is made to comfort ankles and heels and wrists and elbows and the neck of a patient that is bed ridden. The caregiver uses it to comfort the patient by padding the areas of the body that have increased pressure when laying in bed all the time.
An added benefit that we found was it brought comfort to us, as we moved them around for my Dad to make him more comfortable in the last few days of his life.
Here's how we make the comfort pillows.
We make 2 sizes: Approximately 5 1/2 inches by 12 1/2 inches and 5 1/2 inches by 10 1/2 inches.
Cut 2 pieces of 100% cotton fabric - 6" X 13" or 6" X 11".
Place pretty sides together as shown and pin.
Stitch a 1/4" seam allowance all the way around the rectangle leaving an opening of about 3 inches at one end. See the double pins to remind you not to sew there. Use a tight or small stitch to sew. Or stitch it a second time.
The comfort pillows are machine washable.
We have been making the comfort pillows since 1996. More information about the comfort pillows in the Sewing with Mom post.
Update: This is NOT a current giveaway.
Time for another "May for Me" Prize Giveaway!