We appreciate the many blanket donations from members of the community, your generosity and your desire to help children through Project Linus.
This Guideline page is designed to help you understand the basics that must be followed in order for us to accept any blanket donation. Unfortunately, we sometimes receive blankets that do not meet our guidelines and since we are under no obligation to accept these for the children we assist, we will find a use for the blankets , such as animal rescue facilities.
Questions you may have about blanket guidelines can be addressed to
Ms. Marc Layton, Chapter Coordinator
Handmade - All Project Linus blankets must be handmade and those coming directly from a store will not be accepted
Clean - Clean blankets, free of pet hair and any chemical or strong odor
Colors - Bright, child-friendly colors and themes. Fabric theme should be appropriate to the size/age
Embellishments - No buttons or other decorative attachments on blankets
Types - Quilted, using cotton and/or flannel
Knit or crochet, using acrylic yarn and pattern free from lacy holes
Fleece (see Fleece Guidelines below)
Infant (36" x 36") Toddler (36" x 48")
Child (45" x 54") Teen (45" x 60")
NOTE: We cannot accept sizes smaller than 36" x 36" at this time.
Patterns - Any pattern you enjoy making! For patterns and ideas, refer to the national Project Linus website: www.projectlinus.org
Special Considerations for Fleece
36" x 36" 36" x 48"
45" x 54" 45" x 60"
Steps to Making the Blanket
Want to try some other ways to make fleece blankets? Here are some great websites to check out but remember, single-layered fleece blankets are preferred.
Note: We only accept blankets that will lay flat rather than curved. If your blanket is fringed on four sides and still meets this criteria, we will be happy to accept it.
1. Pieces By Polly -- check the tutorial for making single-sided braided fleece blankets.
2. Pink Polka Dot Creations -- great ideas and pictures for each step of the procedure.
3. Idaho Chapter of Project Linus -- Titled Finish a Fleece Blanket. Lots of great pictures and instructions to help make a perfect fleece blanket.