DONATED BABY QUILTS TO THE LOCAL CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER
I am a big believer in giving back to my community. Here are six simple donated baby quilts to the local crisis pregnancy center that I made. As I make these quilts, they get donated in batches of 6 – 12 to two local pregnancy centers.
The blocks are a mix of flannel and cotton with the batting being scraps left over from my own projects. The backing is usually a flannel or child print cotton. They are tied with yarn. People know that I make many of these annually so many of the supplies are donated to me for this purpose.
Supplies For the Donated baby quilts:
Nine 9.5” cotton or flannel squares (3 rows of 3 squares each)
Bright colored yarn
Backing fabric (flannel or cotton – 1.25 yard)
At a minimum they should be tied at each corner and in the center of each block. They could be machine quilted easily in straight lines.
I do a self binding by trimming the batting even with the top, and then trimming the back to 2″ on each side larger than the top/batting. Fold the over hang in half once (so now 1″ wide all around quilt) and sew down as binding.
If using fleece as the backing, when self binding trim to 1″ and zig-zag stitch down. I have found if using fleece for the backing, I do not use batting.
Please remember that these donated baby quilts for the local crisis pregnancy center are meant to be loved to death, so make them well and colorful.
Reach out to others:
If you ask or look around your own community, there are people or places who would love to receive warm and cuddly quilts. These are also a simple way to teach people basic sewing skills.
In the past, I have used these quilts to teach basic sewing and giving skills to a group of teen girls at church. It was a fun way to learn and for them to socialize as well. Currently I am making the donated baby quilts alone as the girls have all left for college, and none of the current teen girls are interested in sewing.
8 thoughts on “DONATED BABY QUILTS TO THE LOCAL CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER”
I have been doing a similar project here in Alabama. It is so nice to contribute to the local community. You are a great role model and encouragement.
It is a fun way to contribute to the local community. And we know those little ones love to snuggle in quilts! Happy quilting.
This is such a great idea!! Some other ladies and I have been trying to figure out a way to use some of our stash. This so hits the mark. Thank you for the idea. By the way, love your quilt blog. Thanks lots for sharing with us.
You are welcome for the idea. Thanks for subscribing to this quilt blog. Happy Quilting.
What a great idea!! I know the crisis pregnancy center close to where I live in Kansas is asking for donations of baby clothes and blankets. Making some baby quilts would use up some of my stash, and help others at the same time.
I think it very important to give back to our own communities in ways that work for us. Plus giving back helps others and that is a great gift.
My grandma used to tell us to find people we could help every day, and that it would make us better people to do this. I witnessed her unselfish acts of kindness to so many people who could never give back to her. Selena, you have no idea how much these baby quilts will be appreciated when you give them.
Thanks for your post. What a wonderful idea to make a difference in the community. Some of us at church have been looking for a project to do for the local crisis pregnancy place and this is absolutely perfect. May God bless you.
Making these baby quilts is a great way to help little ones and encourage the parent(s). We need to make a good difference in our own corner of the world.