Ideally, tops or finished quilts should be 40-45″ wide by 48-60″ long. This size best fits the children’s beds. If you have quilts or tops of another size that you would like to donate, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Quilts need to be quilted by machine, with lines of stitching sufficiently close to handle rugged conditions – used by children, and washed under rugged laundry conditions (unfortunately tied quilts won’t hold up to these conditions). Fabric can be cotton or cotton/polyester. Batting can be cotton or polyester. Please bind the quilts entirely by machine, so the binding will hold up longer.
Tops – include a label with: Quilts Beyond Borders, your name, room for the quilters name, and Belongs To (child’s name will go here). The quilter will sew the label on the back of the quilt after quilting. Also, to help us get your top to a needy child most quickly, it will greatly help us if you will include backing (6-8″wider and 6-8″ longer than the quilt top to allow the longarmer to attach the top to her frame) and binding (2 1/2″ wide x 6 width-of-fabric strips is usually enough, unless your top is larger than those we normally accept).
Quilts – machine stitch a label to the back of the quilt (anywhere is fine) with:
Quilts Beyond Borders
Made for You with Love
By (name(s) of the quiltmaker(s))
Belongs To (child’s name will go here)
Any questions contact us at: email@example.com
If we have your contact information, we will contact you to confirm receipt of the quilt/top.
Thank you to everybody for your generosity in making these quilts. They are making a difference in these orphans lives.