We accept only blankets made with new, clean, and washable
materials in infant, child or teen friendly colors. We accept
that are crocheted, quilted, knitted, fleece blankets, or a tied
Remember these blankets are meant to be colorful,
and cuddly. We require that every item donated be
- Please sew in smoke-free, pet hair free environments,
or thoroughly wash the blanket before donating it.
use new materials to make a Project Linus
The older the fabric is, the more fragile the fibers
and will break down and tear with each washing.
that smell of smoke or strong chemicals, or have pet hair on
are musty-smelling cannot be accepted as they may produce severe
reactions in the children.
Rarely, have we had to deem a blanket unacceptable.
Sizes and Types
Please note that there
is no specific size
of blanket that we need. Below is a guideline for you, but do your own
thing. We can use any size.
- Preemie and Newborn Baby Blankets - A very small blanket (18" x 18") can
easily wrap a premature baby, but in many hospitals they prefer a
(30" x 30") or (36" x 36") blanket used to cover the
entire bassinet. Crochet / Knit patterns will require approx. 24-32
yarn depending on the pattern and size of hooks/needles.
- Toddler Blankets - An average sized blanket is (40" x
60"). A cut of fabric is usually 40-42 inches wide -- so 1 2/3
of a 40-42 wide fabric is perfect size for a toddler blanket.
Knit patterns will require approx. 48-64 oz of yarn depending on
pattern and size of hooks/needles.
- Teen Blankets - In order for a blanket to be comfortable for
teenager, it needs to be at least two yards in length. Since polar
is 50" wide, a 2-yard piece of fleece makes a nice blanket for a
Crochet / Knit patterns will require approx. 64-120 oz. of yarn
on the pattern and size of hooks/needles.
- Fleece Blankets - Pieces of polar fleece may be purchased and
takes very little work to create a blanket. Serging or hemming, or
a fringed edge - which takes no sewing at all, may finish off the
This material can be used for any size blanket.
- See the Pattern & Website Links page for easy patterns and sources of fabric.
- denim, tapestry, polyester double knit, felt, vinyl, wool,
- wool yarn
- materials that aren't
cuddly & soft
- used, soiled or old materials
- Batting in quilts should be securely sewn into outer
- If the blanket is tied, anchor it every 4-6
inches and cut
1 inch or less in length. Do not use yarn for tying, it works
its way out of the quilt. We suggest embroidery floss.
not attach buttons or similar decorative items to
blankets, they can be choking hazards for children.
be sure to complete the construction
- Please remove all pins before turning in your
check and triple check it please. It's better you find that
not the child who receives your blanket.