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Thread: Downy quilts for kids offer - or use your stash.

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    Downy quilts for kids offer - or use your stash.

    Downy has a program "quilts for kids" at this web site http://www.quiltsforkids.org/patterns/request/. They will supply a kit, or use your stash. (this may be a way to reduce your stash). It seems that they need boy type quilts, and I am psyched. I have so much scraps/stash that I will be making some quilts to donate. If you have it in your heart, please join in and make a quilt. Think of the impact if each QB member made and donated just one quilt. Anyone want to join me in this? For quilters who are limited in their stash, they will provide a quilt kit!!! Anyone interested?
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    I have made these before - with their kits and with fabric I bought especially for them - and I know lots of others on here also do this. It's a very good thing!! Good for you!

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    i make generally 4 quilts a month for downey quilts for kids- have been for 2+ years now- once in a while i order a new kit just for something different- then i make 2 or 3 more out of my stash to send back with the one from the kit.
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    I just saw this yesterday when traveling the internet...Will definitely make some..Please be sure to check the requirements...ex: no hand quilting

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    sounds like a great idea, but I just tie my quilts.
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    I've been making these for almost a year. Have two that just need laundered and they will be shipped. Great organization!
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    I make QFKs also...and use my stash to send extras as well.
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    Another QFK sewer here. They do have explicit rules, but that is because the quilts go to hospitals and get washed daily in commercial washers. Their kits are really cute and bright. They really do need quilts for boys and teens, so if your stash has some good selections it is a fun way to use it.

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    I havae made several QFK over the past year. Their kits are great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhweaver View Post
    Downy has a program "quilts for kids" at this web site http://www.quiltsforkids.org/patterns/request/. They will supply a kit, or use your stash. (this may be a way to reduce your stash). It seems that they need boy type quilts, and I am psyched. I have so much scraps/stash that I will be making some quilts to donate. If you have it in your heart, please join in and make a quilt. Think of the impact if each QB member made and donated just one quilt. Anyone want to join me in this? For quilters who are limited in their stash, they will provide a quilt kit!!! Anyone interested?
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    The kits are fun to make, then send back with a quilt or two from your stash.

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    I've done several for this organization as well. They are local to me so getting kits from them is easy as well as the return. My LQS also hosts a monthly QFK sew-along. I've yet to be able to make it for that hope to one of these days. Yes, they do require machine quilting but it doesn't have to be anything spectacular. I'm a hand quilter so all I do on these is straight line machine quilting - either in the ditch or diagonal cross-hatching - and they are pleased as punch with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fred singer View Post
    sounds like a great idea, but I just tie my quilts.
    The guidelines says no tied quilts. Tied quilts can be a hazard to small children. I would ask where the tied quilts end up before I kept sending them. Always be sure to read the requirements for donation quilts. We may think it's picky but there usually is a safety or legal reason for the rules.
    Quilts must be machine pieced and machine quilted with lots of quilting (not hand-tied or hand-quilted). Kits include the fabric for the top, the backing, the pattern and the QFK label. You will need to provide the batting (low-loft 1/8” – 1/4” poly or cotton).

    I have made many of the quilts from the kits. The fabrics in the kits are so cute. I can make two quilts from on kit by adding fabric from my stash.

    Got fabric?

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    It's a great organization. I have made many quilts for them. I have gotten kits but have put together at least 25 out of my own stash. I have a stack of 12 "kits" I put together from my stash for myself and a friend to work on sitting here behind me right now.


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