Guidelines for Blanket Construction

Use 100% Cotton fabric in age appropriate prints.

Approximate blanket sizes:

Infant - 38" to 40" square

Toddler - 38" x 44" to 40" x 46"

Child - 40" x 48"

Teen - 40" x 56" to 42" x 60"

All blankets (except Preemies) should be machine/hand quilted every 4-6 inches or tied every 4 inches with a square knot. Use Pearl Cotton or embroidery thread to tie. Do not use yarn.

Boys quilts are always needed in all sizes, especially teen.


The following patterns are included in our quilt kits. Fabric requirements and cutting instructions are included for those wishing to make these patterns at home. These patterns are not for resale. They are for charitable or personal use only.

* = Easy
** = Intermediate

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1-2-3 Quilt, Toddler *

2 by 4 Quilt **

Amish Bars, Toddler ~ Child *

Baby Blocks, Infant *

Bear Quilt, Infant to Child **

Big Bricks, Infant to Teen *

Block Party, Preemie to Teen *

Bordered Brick Quilt, Child to Teen *

Bricks and Squares, Teen and Child *

Center Panel Quilt, Child **

Center Panel Quilt, Infant *

Checkerboard Center Quilt, Version 1, Child **

Checkerboard Center Quilt, Version 2, Child **

Conversation Bricks Quilt, Child *

Denim Rag Quilt, Teen *

Easy As A~B~C Blanket, Infant *

Easy Blanket for Infant to Teen *

Falling Charms, All Sizes **

Four Block Brick Quilt, Child to Teen *

Four Block Big Bricks, Infant to Teen *

Illinois Roads Quilt, Child **

Modified Rail Quilt, Child **

Modified Rail Quilt, Teen **

Not So Scrappy Quilt, Child *

Novelty Checkerboard Quilt, Child *

Patches of Scraps, Older Child *

Patchwork Squares Quilt, Child to Teen *

Picture Frames Quilt, Infant to Teen *

Quick Quilt, Toddler to Child *

Rail Fence, Version 1, Toddler *

Rail Fence, Version 2, Child *

Sashed Squares, Older Child **

Scrappy Bricks Quilt, Child *

Scrappy Center Quilt, Older Child **

Scrappy Four-Patch Quilt, Older Child *

Scrappy Pavers, All Sizes **

Scrappy Rail Fence, Child **

Strip Quilt, Toddler to Teen *

Trip Around the World Quilt, Child **

Triple-Decker Quilt, Infant to Teen *

The following link is to a "Serger Quilt as You Go Baby Quilt" for those of you who'd like to try a pattern for your serging machines.

preemie closeupPreemie Blankets should be approximately 18" square. They must have cotton flannel backing and no batting. Do not tie Preemie quilts. Use minimal quilting on preemie blankets, stitching from ¼” to ½” around all four sides. We cannot accept knitted or crocheted blankets for Preemies.

Preemie Blanket Instructions and Guidelines

Preemie Patterns

Preemie, 9-Patch Quilt, 18” * (A Favorite of Nurses)

Preemie, Double 4-Patch Quilt, 18” *

Preemie, One Patch Quilt *

Preemie Quilt, 1 Patch, 2 Borders *

Preemie Quilt, Whole Cloth *

Knit and Crochet

Links to Free Patterns and Great Information (Click Here)

No-Sew Fleece

Quick No-Sew Fleece Blanket, Toddler to Teen *