Blanket Guidelines

Due to the changing needs of our recipients, baby blankets are the priority for Project Linus Tucson. Here are the general guidelines for making blankets.

  • Please do not use wool or wool-blend fabric or yarn to avoid allergic reactions.
  • Don’t use yarn fringe.
  • No add-ons (teddy bears, hats, buttons, or other items that might be removed), to avoid any choking hazards
  • Please triple check for pins and remove them all.
  • No odors (including smoke, laundry detergents/softeners, mold, or mildew)
  • No pet dander or pet hair
  • Always use age appropriate materials and fabric patterns.
  • Please hand-sew Project Linus labels to crocheted or knitted blankets, rather than using glue, so that the labels will stay on the blankets.
  • Blankets can be donated at one of our Drop Off Locations. We will apply a Project Linus Tucson tag and sort the blankets before they are distributed to recipients.

Blanket Sizes

Baby

  • Baby-sized blankets should be 36″ X 36″ to 36″ X 42.”
  • Knitted and crocheted blankets must be a tight weave to keep tiny toes and fingers from getting tangled.
  • Please use cotton fabric and yarn.
  • We prefer that quilts be machine quilted.  If you must tie, please use embroidery thread rather than yarn.

Child

  • Child and toddler-sized blankets should be 40″ X 40″ to 45″ X 45.”

Teen

  • Blankets for teenagers should be no larger than 45″ X 60.”

Looking for a spark of inspiration? Check out our Pinterest page for patterns and other blanket ideas.