Blanket Specifications

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The best way you can help the children is by making a blanket and donating it.

For some children, their Linus blanket is their only personal possession, and we want it to last! These guidelines help us meet the needs of our recipient facilities and to help every child in a crisis situation in Central Texas receive a quality, handmade blanket. 

Please note sizes are RANGES.

  • Blanket sizes can range from 30" x 30" up to 54" x 70" (preemie – teens)
  • Blankets should be durable and made in child-friendly colors/patterns. Avoid scary/violent/adult themed fabrics.
  • Please avoid seasonal materials (Christmas, Halloween, etc.) We want the children's blankets to be special all year long!
  • The sew-on Linus Connection tag (available at monthly meetings) should be attached on the back side near one of the bottom corners. These can be hand or machine stitched. (see diagram above)
  • Paper Poems (available at monthly meetings) should be SIGNED and attached at least 5" in and 5" up from the bottom right corner above the stitched label. Pin to quilts using the attached ribbon; TIE (do not pin) paper labels to all crocheted or knitted blankets to prevent damage. (see diagram above)

  • 30" x 30" up to 54" x 70"
  • Suggested materials are 100% cotton quilting fabric and cotton batting
  • Double fold binding is preferred, as it is more durable and will last longer than quick turn and single layer binding.
  • Preemie (30” x 30”) can also be two layers of flannel with no batting.
  • Quilts should be hand or machine quilted or hand tied.
  • Free patterns and resources for quilters.

Quilt Tops
We have a number of long arm quilters that donate their time to quilt tops for Linus. Using the following guidelines saves the quilters time and minimizes fabric waste.
  • Quilt tops should be 40" wide to 54" wide and no longer than 70" long. 
  • Tops should be in proportion; for example – 40" x 60" or 54" x 70" (try to avoid long, narrow tops)
  • Tops smaller than 40" wide are not accepted by our long arm quilters and should be completed at home.
  • For tops wider than 40" wide, please include a pieced back that is four inches wider and four inches longer than the quilt top. For questions regarding quilt tops, please contact Marge.
  • Ready to quilt tops & backs should be turned in to the clear bin in the entryway during the monthly meeting. 
  • Quilt tops should include a note attached with a safety pin including the maker's name and date.
  • All quilt tops should be signed in on the sign-in sheet at the monthly meeting.
  • Free patterns and resources for quilters.
Yarn Blankets

Fleece Blankets

  • Sizes - 30" x 30" - 54" x 65"
  • Fleece blankets should be only a single layer of fleece
  • All four sides should be finished: tied, crocheted, serged or hemmed.
  • More about fleece blankets.
Weighted Blankets

Please remember: Paper Tags should include your first name at the top. 

ALL blankets should include a paper poem and a sew-on label (see diagram above).

Everything you need to know about adding poems & labels to your quilts & blankets!

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