Today begins week #3 for Skirting the Issue and this week we are focusing on making blankets and quilts for Project Linus. We have donated fleece blankets and other types of handmade blankets to this organization for several years and I love the story behind all of the volunteer “blanketeers” that are helping so many children who need a little extra love and security in their lives.
Over the years we have put together many simple blanket tutorials to use to make some blankets or quilts that I am adding below or you can use your own patterns or even the free ones on the Project Linus site as well. There is no one way to make a blanket this week, so cut up some of your scraps and just get started ;).
Here are some of our favorite tutorials to make for charity blankets, mostly because they are simple quick sewing projects that work great!
This fleece blanket tutorial is one of the easiest ones to make and they whip up in no time!
This gingham quilt tutorial is great for both baby sized and larger sized quilts depending on the size of pre-cut fabric you use. You can find the full tutorial HERE.
One of my favorite quilts is The Broken Dishes quilt block that is made of simple half-square triangles and makes for a delightful charity quilt.
Another tutorial that has simple rows to sew up is the By Popular Demand Quilt tutorial. You can find that full pattern HERE.
And in our baby section we have quite a few free tutorials for baby blankets too, like this simple flannel turn and flip blanket.
Please remember to add your links to the things you have sewn HERE so you will be eligible for some of our awesome sewing prizes!
And last but not least, HERE is a page that you can find drop off locations by your state and other information about how to continue to volunteer for Project Linus. Thank you all for your service this summer. WE SO APPRECIATE IT!