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A tag is sewn into each blanket " 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.

SIZES (Please we do not need blankets smaller than these sizes)

(measurements are approximate)

40" x 40" or 36" x 40" or 40" x 60" or 45" x 60" or 45" x 60" or 45" x 72

Teen-sized blankets - should be at least 2 yards in length and since polar fleece is 50" wide, a 2-yard piece of fleece makes a nice blanket for a teenager. Remember that a big blanket will fit all sizes of children.

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 oclinus@ptd.net

Please Note: We would prefer you use PERMANENT markers instead of crayons when making muslin squares for blankets. We are hearing that the crayon pictures are not lasting as long. This is why at this time we are requesting you use PERMANENT MARKERS.

HOW TO TIE A QUILT INSTRUCTIONS

TYPES of BLANKETS

© Quilts and Tied Comforters

A quilt is defined as a blanket, which has three layers Ė 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 donít want the quilt to fall apart after just a few washings. Check your blanket carefully for straight pins. Itís better you find that pin and not the child who receives your blanket.

© Afghans

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 Ė which takes no sewing at all, may finish off the edge.

© Donít . . .

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.

© Click on our PATTERN PAGE LINK or go to the national website www.projectlinus.org for links to free patterns for Project Linus blankets.

© 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?

Copyright 2017, Project Linus - Orange County, NY & Pike County, PA Chapter. All Rights Reserved.


 
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