Deadline: none, but for our purposes, March 21, 2014
As many of you are aware, due to the recent school shootings in multiple locations, Project Linus is requesting additional blankets for school-age children to help them cope with the trauma resulting from the loss of classmates/teachers. As part of Momentum at my church, East 91st Street Christian Church in Indianapolis, we will be implementing Project Linus as our kids craftivism and family craftivism on Wed./Sundays. Kids helping kids--can you think of a better way to teach others the importance of loving your neighbor as yourself??
Our group will be tying fleece blankets, but if you can sew/quilt/knit/crochet, you can help as well! We have 8 weeks to craft a little hope for these kiddos, and I'm calling on the troops to help in this endeavor. Can't sew?? Hop on over to www.projectlinus.org and click on the "patterns" tab for a list of NO SEW fleece blanket projects. There truly is a way for everyone to help. Once you are finished with your blanket(s), let me know in a comment, and I will let you know what to do next. 1 blanket is a great goal.
Here are a few I've made and an easy not-so-much-a-pattern, pattern:
1 yd. flannel, main print and contrast print
1 package of coordinating satin blanket binding
Pre-wash in non allergenic detergent, iron, trim any edges (if you use pinking shears before washing, the fabric won't fray/ravel). Place 2 pieces of flannel wrongs sides facing. Pin blanket binding around, and use wide zig zag to sew. That's it! You can make this bigger if you like . . . Here's mine!