Blanket Guideline Statement

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

The Basics

 

 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 (pattern used must be compact,

   with no holes.)

               Fleece (see Fleece Guidelines below)

 Sizes -

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 

     

Simple Fleece Blankets

Special Considerations for Fleece

  • Single-layer fleece blankets rather than double
  • Blanket sizes do not include the fringe and their measurement must be one of the following:

       36" x 36"          36" x 48"

             45" x 54"          45" x 60"

  • Blankets that are cut narrower than 36" wide are not accepted

 

Steps to Making the Blanket

  1. Remove the selvages (the part on the edges that looks different than the fleece)
  2. Cut fringe only on two opposite sides, like the top and bottom
  3. Cut fringe either 1/2" to 1" wide and 2" long (left untied) or 3" long (gently tying adjacent strips)

More Ideas for Fleece Blankets


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.