Quilt Manufacture Guidelines

Since the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit seems to have more boys than girls, the Committee is making two quilts for boys to each quilt for a girl.

Baby quilt size:  32” to 35” wide by 42” to 44” long.

Fabric:  100% cotton for the top, back and binding.  Print and colour should be appropriate for a baby.  Backing can be a good quality of cotton flannel.  Batting should be a good quality cotton or polyester quilt batting.

Workmanship:  Do not use old fashioned invisible thread as it can catch toes and fingers and scratch babies tender skin.  Cotton threads are good.  Quilting can be done by hand or machine.  If machine quilting be sure you have correct tension and secure stitching.  Loops in machine quilting from improper tension or from poor free motion stitching can catch fingers or toes.  Quilting lines should be fairly close approximately 3” apart, or the size of your clenched fist.  No buttons or embellishments which can come loose.

We are particular because we want the babies to be safe and have a quilt that lasts a long time.

If you make a quilt for us, we thank you, and bless you.

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