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). This includes any plastic bags that you might use to deliver the blankets.
  • No pet dander or pet hair
  • Always use age appropriate materials and fabric patterns.
  • No-sew blankets only need to have one layer, since it is very warm here in Arizona. Click here for detailed no-sew instructions.
  • Blankets can be donated at one of our Drop Off Locations.

Blanket Sizes

Project Linus Tucson serves a wide range of blanket sizes, but blankets must be at least 36″ x 36″.


  • 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, or cotton or acrylic yarn.
  • If you tie quilts, please use embroidery thread rather than yarn.


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


  • Blankets for teenagers should be no larger than 50″ x 75″.

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