Blanket Guideline Statement   -   Please Read Carefully

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 Blanket Basics

 Handmade - All Project Linus blankets must be NEW, 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)

 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 

     


How to make a No-Sew Fleece Blanket

Step One:  The Basics!

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"         45" x 54"

            36" x 48"         45" x 60"  

  • Blankets that are cut narrower than 36" wide are not accepted
  • Finished blanket must lay flat
  • Fabric - Any quality fleece fabric that does not shed or produce lint when worked with
  • Colors - Bright-colored prints are preferred over solid fabrics
  • STEP 1:  Cut the selvages off the sides.  Selvage is the part that looks different than the main fabric and curls somewhat.

 

 

Step Two:  Which Method?

Decide which of the following methods you would like to use to make your fleece blanket.


STEP 1:  Cut the selvages off the sides.  Selvage is the part that looks different than the main fabric and curls somewhat.  This step is first for each method.

 

 

Method 1.  Pieces By Polly -- check the tutorial for making single-sided braided fleece blankets.

 

 

Method 2.  Pink Polka Dot Creations -- great ideas and pictures for each step of the procedure.

 

 

Method 3.  Cut fringe pieces 1 inch wide and 3 inches long on two opposing sides (top and bottom or left and right) then gently tie them.