Hi I got a sewing machine last october and apart from one project for church I haven't used it since! So. I would like to make both some a line summer skirts for myself and more importantly a patchwork type blanket for my children....except I don't want a traditional patchwork blanket as some of them seem quite thin? I was researching and came across the idea of making lots of pockets, filling them with filling (hypo allergenic?) and then sewing them together. What do you think? Silly idea? I guess would look more like an old style continental quilt? Any tips gratefully recieved!