Get involved

There are many ways to get involved and support Project Linus across the UK.

We are always looking for volunteers to make blankets, quilts, and incubator covers. However, we also need help in distributing blankets, and giving talks to groups such as the WI and local quilting groups.

If you’d like to volunteer (in any way) please visit our contact us page and find your nearest coordinator.

Frequently asked questions

What are the best quilt sizes?
There are no ‘best’ quilt sizes, we’re very grateful for donations of all shapes and sizes.

The highest demand is usually for lap quilts and cot quilts. There may be a specific demand for certain quilt sizes in your area, so please do contact your local coordinator who can let you know what is currently most requested by your local hospitals and hospices. Listed below are some suggested quilt sizes:

Newborn blanket – 16″ x 20″
Incubator cover – see patterns
Lap quilt – 36″ square
Cot quilt – 47″ x 55″
Single bed quilt – 55″ x 79″

Please note that quilts should have no embellishments such as ribbons, buttons or beads because of possible choking, or little fingers being damaged. Fabric and wadding should be machine washable and be able to be tumble dried. Cotton and polycotton fabrics are suitable, as are manmade or natural waddings.

Do you accept unfinished quilt tops?
Yes. Contact your local coordinator who will be happy to accept unquilted tops. These are often quilted by local groups, or our volunteer coordinators.

Can I donate fabric or other supplies?
Yes. Your local coordinator will very happily accept any donations of fabric, fleece, wadding, and scraps.

Can I request a quilt/blanket?
Most blankets and quilts are distributed through local hospitals, hospices, and support centres. However, if this is not available in your area, please contact your nearest coordinator with the details of the recipient and why they would benefit from a quilt (along with any specific requirements). Most coordinators will be able to get a quilt to you, although this may take time depending on the requirements and how many quilts are currently in stock.