- Typical blanket sizes are:
Baby size 36″x36″
Child size 45”x60”
Teen size 60”x72”
- Blankets must be minimum of 36″x36″ finished.
- Crochet or knit
- Weave in all yarn ends on crocheted and knitted blankets. NO fringe on any blankets; it could be a choking hazard.
- Secure the batting into outer seams. If the blanket is tied, please anchor it every 4-6 inches, cutting ties to 1 inch or less in length.
- No-Sew Fleece Blankets
- Single layer no-sew blankets are all we need.
- Visit Project Linus’s website for specific instructions for No-Sew Blankets.
- Pre-wash all fabric that you feel may cause a problem with bleeding.
- Use new, clean, washable materials in infant, child or teen friendly colors. Remember, these blankets are meant to be colorful, cheerful, and cuddly.
- Make blankets from 100% cotton fabric, flannel, fleece or acrylic yarn.
- Check your blanket carefully for straight pins and safety pins. It’s better you find that pin and not the child who receives your blanket.
- Don’t make your blankets out of tapestry, burlap, upholstery fabric, 70’s type double knit, felt, vinyl, wool, or wool yarn.
- Don’t attach buttons or decorative items to a blanket. They can be a choking hazard.
- Don’t use thick fabric paint on the surface of your blanket. Use only permanent fabric markers made specifically for fabric when coloring on muslin.
- Don’t use fabric that has been stored in a damp area and has a musty smell. The mold spores can cause an allergic reaction in a child and are very difficult to remove from the fabric.
- Don’t use yarns with metallic threads.
- Don’t use fragrance products due to allergy concerns. This includes scented detergent, fabric softeners and softener sheets, plastics bags or body perfumes.
- Blankets that smell of smoke or strong chemicals (including perfumed fabric softeners), or have pet hair on them cannot be accepted as they may produce severe allergic reaction in the children. Unfortunately, washing these blankets does not always remove the problem. Please use a lint brush or roller on your blankets if they are covered with thread or lint.
- Another word about pins…please check, double check and triple check your blankets for straight pins, as well as safety pins. Let’s not risk leaving a lost pin just waiting to poke a child.
- Be creative! Keep in mind that children will be selecting a blanket with which to cuddle and receive comfort.