Re: Patch Blanket
Sun, 3 Nov 1996 21:58:02 -0600
John Kasper asked for his daughter:
>My Junior Girl Scout daughter now has more patch than will go on her vest.
>I told here that I don't think you wear a sash and a vest at the same time
>and that she should consider a patch blanket and just put select patches on
>her vest and put the rest on her blanket.
>NOW THE QUESTION, What would be a good material to look for in a blanket
>for sewing patches on? Obviously something with aloose weave is out of the
Hate to say it, but it's true....those old grey or green Army military blankets
are ideal for patches to be sewn onto it....as a matter of fact, I bought a old
BSA wool blanket (am looking for another one in better shape than this one,
as well) for that very purpose: sewing patches onto it.
I got the idea from going to two Council offices and seeing what former Scouters
have donated to them. In both cases, they have taken all of the patches,
and devices that they had earned over their lifetime, sewn them to the thick
and then had it framed. It really looks great, and it got me thinking about
to do with two jackets' worth of patches, jackets which I cannot wear anymore
due to age and age *grinning*. So, I've invested in two vests for the more
stuff and as soon as I get another woolen blanket, I will start sewing those
items (some of which due to the age of the patch, are falling apart...yeah...I'm
that old!) to the blanket and then paying the framers' rent for a month to
all in a nice rustic frame with plexiglass (I have to think: we're going to
another child, and if this child is anything like the last three, plexiglass
is the way
to go! *heheheeee*)
So, woolen blankets in any nice color works well, John...
Hope this helps out!
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (Settummanque, the blackeagle)
(Brigade) Signal Officer, TF 21, 21st Theater Army Area Command
Kaiserslautern, Federal Republic of Germany
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