Sew a Baby Quilt for Project LINUS

baby quilt by Diane Lockman

If you don’t have time to make a full-size charity quilt for Community North Hospital, why not make a new handmade baby quilt for Project Linus?  This nonprofit relies on loving volunteers to make homemade baby quilts and blankets for at-risk children that first responders like police officers, firemen, and nurses can have on hand to comfort a scared or needy child (birth to 18 years).

Materials

Materials must be new, unused, washable, and free of contaminants such as mold, mildew and smoke. They should be cotton or cotton/poly blend fabrics. Cotton or acrylic batting is acceptable and yarns that are washable. Knits, double knits, and other fabrics not appropriate for a child’s blanket may not be acceptable.

If you want to use donated fabric, we’ve got a lot of flannel which would make a wonderful snuggly backing for your baby quilt.  Go “shopping” with Diane Peterson on Thursday mornings from 8am-noon at the Community Health Pavilion @ 9669 E 146th St in Noblesville.

Sizes

Project Linus donates blankets to children, infants through teens. Many sizes are appropriate depending on chapter need. For example, blankets could be as small as 36″ × 36.” The majority of Project Linus blankets are about 40″ × 60″, or what is called “crib size.” Blankets could be as large as twin size for teens.

Patterns

Project Linus has lots of free quilt patterns from which to choose, or use your own inspiration.

Drop-Off Location

Always in Stitches is the local chapter, and all you have to do is take your unwashed baby quilts or blankets to the store for them to ship.

1808 E Connor St | Noblesville IN |317.776.4227

Hours:

  • MWF 10-4:30
  • TTh 10-7:30
  • Sat 9:30-4
  • Sun Closed

Or if you live in Fishers or Geist, Quilt Expressions, is also a drop-off site (12514 Reynolds Dr, Fishers, IN 46038…call (317) 913-1816 for hours).

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