Thursday 3rd October from 10am
Join Marie and friends making quilts for the Royal Childrens Hospital.
FOR THE QUILT MAKING DAYS PLEASE BRING:
Sewing machine in good working order (with quarter inch foot), extension lead and power board; or needles for hand sewing and a cushion for your chair. Please ensure that all electrical items have a current electrical test / tag attached.
Bobbins / reels of thread that only have a small amount of thread left. Making scrappy quilts if the ideal place to use this thread.
Sewing requirements (scissors, etc etc); Cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter;
Mug, lunch and a plate of something to share for morning and afternoon tea.
Suggested sizes for Very Snuggly Quilts.
Baby /Toddler: Brights or Pastel fabrics.
Smallest size (newborn): 24 inches by 24inches (70cm by 70cm).
To six months: 30 inches by 30 inches (75cm by 75cm)
To one year: 36 inches by 36 inches (90cm by 90cm)
One to Two years: 40 inches by 40 inches (100cm by100cm).
Child 3 to 5 years: “I Spy”, animals and / or brights. ““ 40 inches by 48 inches (100cm to 125cm) wide;
Child 6 to 10 years: Animals, bold colourful bright fabrics ““ 40 inches by 48 inches (100cm to 125cm) wide;
Older child / Teenager: Bold colourful fabrics or plaids. ““ 50 inches to 60 inches (130cm to 155cm) wide;
Quilts may contain some textured fabric, small amounts of chenille, denim, flannelette, corduroy etc.
Quilts may be backed with flannel fabric and keep quilting to a minimum so that the quilt is soft and snuggly.
All quilts should have a pieced top, MUST contain wadding and should not use polar fleece as a backing in lieu of wadding. The fabric used as backing may be pieced, but remember that this should be appropriate to the pieced top (e.g. big pink flower fabric should not be used as backing on a quilt for a teenage boy).
- No Buttons or embellishments
- No Labels. It is hospital policy that all quilts are given anonymously.
- No Polar Fleece or Minky ““ some children are allergic to the chemicals these fabrics are made from.
Is the quilt you are donating to this program suitable? If you would be happy for a child in your family to receive this quilt as a gift, then yes it is suitable.
All gift quilts, to any organisation, should be of a standard that we would be happy to receive as a gift.
For further information, please contact:
Marie Lee, 14 Parkedge Circuit, Rosebud. P O Box 2203 Rosebud Plaza 3939
Home: 03 5982 2365; Mobile: 0403 790 390 Email: email@example.com