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Thread: I give -- DOWNY quilt?

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    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
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    Okay - I can't find ANY explaination for DOWNY quilt .... ane there are a few in the PICTURES section. Why are they called DOWNY quilt?

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    Downy sponsers it.

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    If you go to downy quilt for kids, you can order a free kit. They just ask that you send it back plus one from your stash, if you can. It's sponsored by Downy fabric softener.

    http://www.quiltsforkids.org/news/4/...ip-with-downy/

    This link will get you started.

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    you can get a kit here.

    http://www.quiltsforkids.org/patterns/request/

    you only have 6 weeks to complete it.

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    Downy fabric softener has teemed up with QUILTS FOR KIDS to give quilts to hospitals who participate in the quilts for kids program providing new quilts to children who are hospitalized. downy is having a couple different contests to help generate quilts to be delivered to the hospitals in the miricle childrens network. it is a great program and you can always donate the childrens quilts directly to the hospitals if you do not get them back to downy in time. also, if you purchase downy fabric softener part of the proceeds also go to the program.

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    I have done 10 of them this year. Wish I could do more but I already support Project Linus for the last 7 years. But wanted to do a few anyway. It is a great cause.

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    i will do one for sure, but no till august, my 5 year old wont give me 5 mins in my sewing room :(

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    AAAH -- Ok...thank you! I was gone for 4 months this winter and feel like I'm still trying to catch up :)

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    I am working on a Downy quilt now.

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    This is a great project for a great cause. I have only done one so far, but have fabric to do others.

    Don't forget to post your pic's.

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    I just finished my first one.
    Mailing it back today.

    They go together quickly.

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    Downey sponsors Quilts for Kids. They will send you a kit with precut pieces & ask you to add batting. They get & distribute THOUSANDS of quilts. Google Quilts for Kids and you will see. This is a highly organized charity with amazing volunteers! They ask you to add a quilt of your own if you can. Simple patterns are online. I have made a bunch for them but now I am supporting a newer group.

    lst Quilt for Kids
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    My design
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    Yes, it IS a good idea. But I have 11 grandkids that are waiting for quilts.........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    This looks like a great cause. I do have a question...what if you're pretty new to quilting. Do they send difficult kits or are they pretty simple ie. 9 patch, pinwheels, that kinda thing.

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    Dotty, your designed quilt is awesome!

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    My Downy quilt was the first actual quilt I made. They are really easy, simple patterns to make. I had made a doll quilt, potholders, and tablerunners but my Downy one was the biggest one I had made, and I didn't have any trouble with it. It's a great way to get some practice and contribute to a great cause at the same time.

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    I think I've had my darn downy quilt for 6 MONTHS now. It wasn't cut right and I didn't realize it until I had it all together. So I have to rip a bunch out and fix it, and it'll be smaller than their recommended size. It kinda deflated my enthusiasm for the project and I got completely stalled on it.

    And before someone asks, I did put it together correctly. lol. It was the borders that weren't cut right-some are narrower in some areas. The middle went together just fine.

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    It sounds like a neat project, but how upset do they get if you don't have an extra quilt of your own to send?

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    sending in a quilt of your own along with theirs isn't a REQUIREMENT for participating in the program. It's just something they ask you to do if you can. Don't hesitate to ask for a quilt if you can't send another one in with it. They need people to make the kits they do have and appreciate any help they can get with this. If you are an experienced quilter or have a group or guild that would like to do this project together, they will send more than one quilt kit.

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