A Project Linus Label is sewn into each blanket which reads
"Made With Tender Loving Care for Project Linus"
New, Handmade, Washable (do not use wool) / Dryable.
Suitable Materials: 100% cotton fabric, flannel, polar fleece, or acrylic yarn.
Made in infant, child or teen friendly colors.
Remember that these blankets should be colorful, cheerful, and cuddly.
Please we do not need blankets smaller than these sizes
(measurements are approximate)
40" x 48" 60" x 72" & all sizes in-between
Remember that a big blanket
will fit all sizes of children.
No sew fleece blankets should be made from about 1 ½ yards
with all selvage cut off.
NO DOUBLE FLEECE or DOUBLE WORSTED or BULKY YARNS - Please as we do not have a need for these types of blankets at this time.
If you have any questions regarding the type of blankets we accept or sizes, please contact the Chapter Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: We would prefer you use Cayola Fabric PERMANENT Markers instead of crayons when making muslin squares for blankets. We are hearing that the crayon pictures are not lasting as long.
TYPES of BLANKETS
© Quilts and Tied Blankets
A quilt is defined as a blanket, which has three layers – a top (which may be pieced or simply a single piece of fabric), batting in the center, and backing (which is usually a single piece of fabric). In order to keep the batting from shifting secure the batting into the outer seams, the three layers of the quilt must be secured together. This is accomplished by sewing the three layers together by hand (hand quilting), machine (machine quilting), or tying (using yarn or thread to tie the three layers together at various points on the blanket). If yarn is used to tie a blanket, make sure the ends are trimmed to approximately 1" and the knots are secure. We don’t want the quilt to fall apart after just a few washings. Check your blanket carefully for straight pins. It’s better you find that pin and not the child who receives your blanket.
Afghans are made of yarn that is crocheted or knitted into a blanket. Please no double worsted weight yarn or bulky yarn.Weave in all yarn ends on crocheted & knitted afghans with at least an inch or two of thread so it does not come apart.
© Fleece blankets - NO DOUBLE FLEECE, Please
Pieces of polar fleece may be purchased and it takes very little work to create a blanket. Serging or hemming, or cutting a fringed edge – which takes no sewing at all, may finish off the edge. Please be sure to cut off the selvage edge of fleece before making your blanket.
© Don’t . . .
v Make blankets out of tapestry, upholstery fabric, burlap, felt, vinyl, wool, wool yarn, or any other scratch fabrics or laces. Also, please do not donate these materials, we just cannot use them.
v Attach buttons or similar decorative items to a blanket. They can be a choking hazard to children.
v Use paint to decorate a blanket.
©Please Note . . . Blankets that smell of smoke or strong chemicals (including perfumed fabric softeners) or have pet hair on them are not acceptable as they may produce a severe allergic reaction in the children. Unfortunately, washing these blankets does not always remove the problem.
©Please Note . . . Please check, double check & triple check your blanket carefully for pins.
©Please Note . . . Yarn blankets - do not tie a knot & cut the yarn next to the knot. This will come untied. Instead leave 4 to 8 inch yarn ends and use a yarn needle to weave the yarn ends into the stitches to secure the yarn.
©Please Note . . . For your donated blanket to be considered a Project Linus blankets they have to be donated to a PLChapter and the PL label will be attached after it is donated to the Coordinator.
If in doubt, would the blanket you plan to donate be welcomed by you and your child if you were on the receiving end of a Project Linus blanket?