LWR Mission Quilts should measure approximately 60″ × 80″. Full-size quilts best serve adults and children as they grow older. Please donate only full-size quilts.
The ultimate purpose of a quilt is to provide warmth, so please choose your fabrics and filler accordingly. Even in warmer climates, temperatures can drop dramatically at night, requiring a quilt with ample filler. For a baseline, consider that the combined layers of your quilts need to keep you warm if you go camping when nighttime temps are dropping into the low 50s.
Quilt tops and bottoms can be made from whole pieces of fabric or any type of patchwork pattern or smaller squares. Twelve 21″ or forty-eight 11″ squares sewn together using a 1/2″ seam allowance make a 60″ X 80″ top.
Keeping in mind that LWR Mission Quilts will be washed frequently and used for many purposes, we recommend sturdy, washable fabrics such as cotton, cotton blends, twill, corduroy, polyester knits, and donated upholstery and drapery samples (no sheers or fiberglass). Please ensure that there are no stains or holes before using fabrics in a quilt.
Crochet cord or embroidery floss is easier and sturdier for tying. You may use yarn but pay attention to the quality to ensure a sturdy quilt. Ties should be no more than 8″ to 10″ apart.