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Hospital Nursery Quilt Requirements

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I want to make some quilts for the local children's hospital to use in their baby nursery. Does anyone know if there are specific requirements regarding size, binding and etc.? Thanks!


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Gable

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Hi Gable. You are so good and caring. Bless you! :)

I think the best advice is to contact your local hospital and speak directly to someone there about what they prefer as far as size, fabric used, etc.


"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

:rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes: 

Shana in North Pole, Alaska ---- The Farthest North APQS Sales Rep  
 Always quilting with her faithful friend, Mademoiselle Madeleine Millennium, Bliss-fully skating gracefully...and having lots of fun with IntelliQuilter

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One thing I understand to avoid is metallic fabrics that can flake off. i always use cotton fabrics and cotton batting and wash in hot...as this is what most hospitals do.


Kristina at website http://withakquilting.blogspot.com/ and personal blog http://froggybottomquilting.blogspot.com/

 

Hoppily quilting along with FROGGER - my Green Millennium, and TOAD - my Liberty. Quiltazoid equipped too!

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Yes Check with the hospital. The first ones we made, the infants were placed on the tiny quilts. Now the quilts are large enough to cover the incubators like Bev's.


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I would suggest Quilter's Dream Angel batting. Please read the following article on batting safety from IMQA http://www.imqa.org/media/uploads/2011/11/17/files/BattingArticleFall2011_1.pdf

"At this time (fall 2011) Quilter's Dream offers the only batting marked as flame retardant. It contains no chemical additives and will remain flame retardant after repeated washings. This batting also meets independent laboratory, international standards and the new Draft CAL 604 law."


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Quilts of Valor also prefer cotton batting due to burns, shots, shrapnel inuries, etc.. which don't hamper healing as well as cotton tops and backs of all cotton, and they should be washed with NO softener, starch etc.. and dried. From what it says on the QoVF site, the adverse reactions to many scents, are not tollerated until they are close to being healed.

If they can't use them, they try to donate, and sometimes for lack of anyone to give them to, they throw them out. Sad

Many hospitals won't permit the scents for their premies till school age as well as other patient needs.

Some hospitals don't want to even bother with them and the hospital won't let clubs or personally hand them out. Insurance risks, so they say. Rather down hearted.

RitaR

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I make quilts for Quilts for Kids, these quilts go to kids in multiple hospitals. They want a thin batt, securely sewn down bindings that won't catch on any equipment and are generally 40x50 inches, give or take an inch or two . You can go on their site for more detailed specific.

Dianne

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About two years ago I began using the blocks I make for class demos in quilts. I did not know what to do with them. Then I started pulling over the cops (yip its a thrill) and giving them the quilts to use in domestic calls. They need them for cold nights when they have to take the little ones away. The quilts stay with the kids and so far the police dept has used over 100 quilts i have donated. Size, binding and fabric is less important in this case...Just a thought jacque


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Originally posted by miss jacque

.....100 quilts i have donated. Size, binding and fabric is less important in this case...Just a thought jacque

Wow Jacque that's awesome!

So... curious... what's it like to pull over a cop? I've always wanted to do it but they might give me a ticket! :P


"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

:rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes: 

Shana in North Pole, Alaska ---- The Farthest North APQS Sales Rep  
 Always quilting with her faithful friend, Mademoiselle Madeleine Millennium, Bliss-fully skating gracefully...and having lots of fun with IntelliQuilter

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