Project Linus and charity sewing nights

Upcoming dates on this page

Project Linus provides quilts to sick, disabled and disadvantaged children. Most UK quilt shops have collection points and links to it and there is a big drive at the annual Festival of Quilts. Some retailers do giveaways – such as rolls of batting – to help Project Linus quilters or organise quilting bees (like Threads and Patches in Fenny Stratford).

Project Linus needs quilts for preemies, crib and child sizes: small projects that are quick to complete and fit domestic sewing machines. At the quilting evenings we collaborate on assembling blocks for the quilt tops. Basting (putting the layers together) and quilting needs more time and space. However, binding (edging to tidy the layers together) is something we can do on a group evening. If you would like to suggest pattern ideas, pop them in the comments section and the web editor will update the list on Pinterest.

If you’re not into quilting, Project Linus welcome knitted and crocheted blankets as well.

Project Linus nights

Hilary is happy to host most of the evenings but if anyone else would like to host, that would be lovely too. Dates for 2016 evenings are here.

Things to bring
  • basic sewing kit
  • thread (white or others) plus
  • sewing machine* (a 1/4″ quilting is useful)
  • fabric/batting etc to donate

*we also need people to help with ironing and cutting fabric or hand-sewing binding so if you don’t have/want to bring a sewing machine you’d be very welcome too.

Host will provide
  • iron/ironing board
  • cutting mat, rulers and rotary cutter
  • multi-socket/extension lead
  • nibbles, puddings & liquid refreshments
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