General Blanket Guidelines
Blankets are to be handmade, washable and made with new materials
KNITTED OR CROCHETED BLANKETS
TIED FLEECE BLANKETS
PENNY BLANKETS – crochet-edged fleece blankets
A new way to use fleece in making blankets is to create a Penny blanket. Small holes are made along each edge of a piece of fleece using a skip stitch blade (notched rotary cutter blade). The blanketeer then crochets an edge around the fleece resulting in a beautiful blanket which is much loved by the children.
KIDS HELPING KIDS QUILTS
In our Kids Helping Kids program, children decorate 8½" squares of muslin which are then used to make quilts. Please call Judi at 847-498-3987, if you are interested in creating a quilt from these blocks. We have kits containing 15 decorated and 15 coordinating squares. You can use your favorite pattern or a simple envelope quilt pattern can be used.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER FOR ALL PROJECT LINUS BLANKETS
Blankets created or stored in a smoking environment cannot be accepted under any circumstances
Do not use fabric with religious messages.
Do not use fabric softener or perfumes when laundering blankets or store in a scented plastic bag.
Wash and dry blanket created in a home where there is a pet. Place in plastic bag before donating. Check for pet
hair left on the blanket.
Do not create any blanket near peanut butter or nuts.
Do not attach any embellishments, such as buttons or sequins, to the blankets.
Do not use any fabric or yarn that has been exposed to mold or mildew.
CHECK FOR ANY PINS LEFT IN THE BLANKET
CONTACT JUDI OR PENNY WITH ANY QUESTIONS
JUDY 847-498-3987 OR CHICAGOLANDLINUS@GMAIL.COM
PENNY 847-521-0672 OR LINUSCHICAGOLAND@GMAIL.COM