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Thread: NICU quilts

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    Super Member Deb watkins's Avatar
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    I am making quilts for the isolets for the NICU. Since they can't be too heavy, I am using a flanned sheet for the batting. Martha (NICU RN) says they are the perfect weight and wraps around the babies nicely.

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    awesome, what a great idea!

    what pattern and size are you making, I would love to make some also and donate to hospitals in our area

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    cool, I was just thinking if you could do a tutorial on here so we can make some to donate to the NICU in our areas

    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins
    I am making quilts for the isolets for the NICU. Since they can't be too heavy, I am using a flanned sheet for the batting. Martha (NICU RN) says they are the perfect weight and wraps around the babies nicely.

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    Flannel receiving blankets are the perfect backing too.

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    I don't use the flannel as the backing as it does lint, and the babies need only cotton cloth.
    The sizes is 20x24, and I have been using a very simple pattern. 2-1/2 inch strips (2 colors) pressed open and cut 2-1/2 wide. Make a 4 patch. Then one different color 4-1/2" square. Alternate the blocks. No borders or sashings. Sew the binding on the back side and machine stitch to the front. I usually do FMQ as the quilts are laundered daily for the infection protection. Think of this like the Quilts for Kids that many of us are doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    Flannel receiving blankets are the perfect backing too.
    Yes, and if the receiving blankets are washed and washed they do not seem to lint like flannel fabric for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    cool, I was just thinking if you could do a tutorial on here so we can make some to donate to the NICU in our areas

    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins
    I am making quilts for the isolets for the NICU. Since they can't be too heavy, I am using a flanned sheet for the batting. Martha (NICU RN) says they are the perfect weight and wraps around the babies nicely.
    I can post a pic later tonight.

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    What a great thing to do for those small babies!! Three out four of my children were NICU babies (all my sons, only my daughter was full term). You're a very special person.

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    Great idea, such a humanitarian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kclausing
    Great idea, such a humanitarian.
    Naw, just have lots of scraps that I want to use up.

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    Dito, Love this Idea. What a wonderful cause.
    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    Flannel receiving blankets are the perfect backing too.

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    What a wonderful thing to do.

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    (((HUGS))) This is such a special project and the parents and babies will really appreciate it :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins
    Quote Originally Posted by kclausing
    Great idea, such a humanitarian.
    Naw, just have lots of scraps that I want to use up.
    It's still a great thing to do. :thumbup:

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    The ones we make in my community quilts group are anywhere from 37 x 40 to 40 x 45. I guess it depends on the size of the crib, (can't remember the correct name) that the hospital uses.

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    What a great idea! Looking forward to seeing a picture!

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