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These Quilted “Hugs” Are Beautiful & Thoughtful!

by Beth Cooper

Sewist’s Name: Carrie Brooks from Olathe, Kansas

Type of Project: Garment

Pattern: Quilted Hugs Project Pattern (click here)

Featured Date: 11-15-23

Hello!  My name is Carrie Brooks, I live in Olathe, KS.  I’ve been sewing since Home Ec class, and was also mentored by my Mom, who was an expert seamstress.  She taught me to rip out the ”not so good parts” and to have the patience to “make it right”. 
Since retiring, I’ve been able to sew and quilt more.  I enjoy making useful items for family and friends.  I have been making Quilted Hugs.  They are nice for nursing home residents who always seem to be chilly and for those undergoing any type of chemo or medical treatment.  The design allows for easy access to ports. 

The design/pattern is from the Quilted Hug Project, which is a pay it forward project.  You can find them on Facebook and YouTube. (Click here for a link to the pattern.)

I was gifted a fabric stash/collection belonging to a girlfriend’s mom.  So far, I’ve made four Hugs from the stash and have three more spoken for.  I do not charge for these, they are donated as I can. 

The inside of the Hugs are lined with fleece and have inside pockets.  The back is squared off to allow for easily toileting. The last three pictured also have outer pockets.

My goal is that each recipient feels as if they are embraced in a truly loving warm hug.   It certainly brightens my day to feel I’ve comforted someone.

Thanks!

Carrie

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Maureen
Maureen
5 months ago

I absolutely love these. They remind me of the bed jackets we used to wear, especially when we were in the hospital. Perfect for a nursing home resident or someone confined at home, hospice, etc. Thank you for this wonderful patter That I will be using.

Kathy R
Kathy R
5 months ago

What a wonderful idea! Pockets inside, lined w fleece (minky would be so soft too!!), collar to turn up on neck against the drafts…….i love this! Thanks so much for sharing this great idea!

Deb Titus
Deb Titus
5 months ago

Is there a pattern for these? If so, can we have a link for purchase? Thanks!

Deb
Deb
4 months ago
Reply to  Beth Cooper

Thanks! I had missed that earlier.

margy galloway
margy galloway
5 months ago

Wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing. I will share with “The Sewing Labs” (inKC) as this might be a project for the volunteer sewist. Thanks for sharing

Marion Hintz
Marion Hintz
5 months ago

Really like this idea. My mom has Alzheimers and is always cold but can’t seem to keep a blanket on. I have a question about the vertical measurement, Is it 32.5 in. or 38.5 in? It is not coming across clearly. Thanks so much

Marlene Snyder
Marlene Snyder
5 months ago

These quilted Hugs are a wonderful idea. I am a 4 times cancer survivor and also a quilter who gets quite cold while watching TV at night in our drafty family room and will make myself one of these in the next week. I will also show this to my guild who makes things for the cancer patients at the local hospitals and suggest we add them to our list of projects. Thanks for the wonderful pattern.

Susan
Susan
2 months ago
Reply to  Marlene Snyder

Marlene, Hang quilts on your windows and walls to keep the drafts out while you are sewing a HUG.

Melinda
Melinda
2 months ago

These are gorgeous! But it sure would be helpful to see a photo of someone wearing one. I am trying to envision how they lay.