The requirements are very simple for our baby quilts, making the process an easy one to participate in!
Baby Quilt Requirements:
Size: 24” x 24” (give or take an inch)
Top Fabric: 100% cotton in colours or prints suitable for babies (have some fun here!);
Back Fabric: 100% cotton flannelette;
NOTE: no polyester on the exterior as it can cause a static reaction;
Batting: any batting is acceptable;
Quilting: by hand or machine, but do not quilt too densely to keep the project light and flexible. Do NOT use invisible thread, it can loop and catch tiny fingers or toes;
Binding: Can be standard binding or envelope/pillowcase style;
Label: Attach a label displaying OVQG, or write OVQG directly on the backing fabric with a permanent fabric pen.
The December delivery of baby quilts was especially moving - the families spending their first Christmas's with their new babies in this special place. Some of the festive baby quilts I am sure brought a holiday feeling to a hospital environment. The nurses hung some baby socks as stockings in the windows - so sweet!