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Blanket Specifications

These guidelines help us meet the needs of our recipient facilities and help every child in a crisis situation in Central Texas receive a quality, handmade blanket. Please note sizes are ranges.


Click here for a printable copy of the blanket specifications


  • 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.

  • 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 paper labels to all crocheted or knitted blankets to prevent damage.


  • 30" x 30" up to 54" x 70"

  • Suggested materials are 100% cotton quilting fabric and cotton batting

  • 2 1/2” Double Fold binding is preferred. It is more durable and will last longer than quick turn and single layer binding.

  • Quilts should be hand or machine quilted or hand tied.

  • Preemie (30” x 30”) can also be two layers of flannel with no batting.


Quilt Tops

  • 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)

  • For tops wider than 40" wide, please include a pieced back that is four inches wider and four inches longer than the quilt top.

  • When turning in quilt tops, please make sure the maker's name is on the top in order to receive proper credit.

  • For questions regarding quilt tops, please contact Marge.


Yarn Blankets

  • 30" x 30" up to 40" x 60”

  • Washable 100% acrylic yarns for crocheted or knitted blankets

  • Make sure seams are secure.  Please weave in all ends.


Fleece Blankets

  • Sizes - 30" x 30" - 54" x 70”

  • Fleece blankets should be only a single layer of fleece

  • Edges should be finished; tied, crocheted, serged or hemmed


Weighted Blankets

Weighted blankets and lap blankets are often requested.

  • Sizes: 7x9, 8x8, 8x10, 9x11, 10x12, 10x14

  • Blanket tops are made with 4 1/2" squares

  • More Instructions on the Free Patterns and Ideas page


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