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Project Linus Phoenix / West Valley Chapter 

Find Some Inspiration for That Special Project

If you are in need of a pattern, project or inspirational “push” to get you started on a Project Linus quilt, afghan, or blanket then you have come to the right place! We have organized several resources you can use to get started.

Patterns and links

All Purpose Knitted Afghan
This fast and easy pattern is sure to become a favorite.

Baby and Doll Quilt Patterns Through Time
This website not only features free quilt patterns for children as well as dolls, but also several articles about the art of quilt making through history. It also has links to other quilt pattern web sites.

Baby Bobbles Afghan
A beautiful pattern for an afghan that will be treasured for years to come.

Bev's Country Cottage Afghan Pattern Page
This link features a large number of free knit and crochet patterns for making baby blankets, afghans, and quilts.

Bev's 5-Day Lovee Blankee
This link features a pattern dedicated to Project Linus. Bev states: "I created this snuggly for some dear friends of mine who are adopting a baby. I worked on it in the evenings and was able to finish in 5 days. Thus the name. Some of you could complete it in a weekend I am sure. It's much like some of my other shell blankets but it is so fast, and uses less yarn."

Big Bold Blocks Supplement
This pattern supplement in Adobe Acrobat PDF format was featured at our 2006 Annual Project Linus Conference and was very popular. Please note that in order to use the pattern supplement found at the above link you will need to purchase a book titled "Not Your Grandmother's Tumbling Blocks." Many thanks to Marci Baker of Alicia's Attic for providing this free pattern supplement for your use!

Bulky Baby Blanket
A thick, squishy knit blanket to keep babies cozy in cold weather. Lots of pictures accompany the detailed pattern instructions.

Card Trick Baby Quilt
Create quick work of this Card Trick Baby Quilt by stacking cut triangles in their finished position.

Cartwheels Throw-Size Quilt
Many thanks to Tierney Barden from the Silver Trumpet blog for supplying this splendid pattern in Adobe Acrobat PDF format to us. It is so fast and fun to make, you will be inspired to make many more!

Channer’s Checkers
This delightful pattern in Adobe Acrobat PDF format was created by Elzora Channer, a Project Linus Blanketeer from Decatur, IL. The design features an interactive checkerboard quilt complete with pockets and checkers.

Colton’s Baby Blanket
This chrocheted afghan pattern is perfect for either a baby girl or baby boy depending on what colors you use.

Patterns (continued)

Crocheted Blanket
Close crocheted stitches make this a "no holes favorite" with hospital staff!

Easy Preemie Quilt
Colorful juvenile and animal print fabrics make this quilt fast and fun!

“For a Child’s Delight” Quilt
A wonderful pattern based upon the block "Children's Delight," published in the Ladies Art Company catalog in the late 1800s.

Fringed Fleece Blanket
This pattern in Adobe Acrobat PDF format is for the blanket we taught to our Chapter Coordinators at our 2008 Conference. It includes instructions for a 1 1/2" single- or 2" triple-fringe.

Happy Heart Block
A delightful pattern in Adobe Acrobat PDF format full of "happy hearts" that will brighten anyone's day!

HeartStrings FiberArts
Download an Adobe Acrobat PDF format file for an Elegantly Simple Baby Blanket. Made in Shetland knitted lace from the feather and fan family of stitch patterns, this blanket is self-edged, so when it's done, it's done!

Mistake Rib Afghan
A pattern you can use to make a simple afghan in no time. Great for both beginners and experienced knitters alike.

No Sew Fleece Blanket #1
This pattern shows how you can make a delightful blanket in 5 easy steps!

No Sew Fleece Blanket #2

Pink Shells Baby Afghan
This baby afghan can be crocheted quickly with a J hook. Change the colors to blue for a baby boy.

Sideways Shell Baby Afghan (aka Newbie Shell Afghan)
View and print this crocheted baby afghan pattern designed by Donna Laying for Project Linus.

Simple Gifts
A delightful pattern used by several of our Texas-area chapter coordinators at the 2009 International Quilt Festival.

Skip-Stitch Blade Instructions
Easy-to-follow guide for making blankets using our Skip-Stitch blades. To purchase your own blades see the Sewing Notions section of our online store.

Wheat Ears Baby Afghan
Knit this pretty pattern in pastel shades for a beautiful baby afghan.

90-Minute Quilts
Yes, you can stitch a quilt in an afternoon with Meryl Ann Butler's techniques. Visit her web site for more details.

All Free Sewing
As our name promises, is a website dedicated to the best free sewing patterns, tutorials, tips and articles on sewing. Learn all there is to know about sewing! AllFreeSewing finds and delivers the best free sewing patterns from all over the web, from easy-to-sew projects to more complex patterns. Variety makes things exciting and AllFreeSewing wants to make sure you have just the right thing for your next sewing adventure.

Ami Simms
In need of a little inspiration? Check out this site that's "all Ami." Ami Simms is the author of eight books on quilting, and the creator of The Worst Quilt in the World Contest®. You'll find fun, fabric, and answers to many of your quilting questions, plus a gallery of Ami's wonderful creations.

Baby Gee's
Baby Gee's offers unique, handmade gifts for babies and kids. If you are looking for that special something, you will be proud to give a Baby Gee's gift. We also offer embroidered names and dates on many of our items to make it even more endearing.

Bernat® Yarns
Bernat is committed to providing knitters and crocheters with high quality yarns and creative patterns. The Bernat website is a great place to learn all about our yarns and to find your next knitting project or crochet project. With a free membership, you can access hundreds of free knitting patterns and free crochet patterns.

Crooked Brook
In addition to wholesale fleece blankets, Crooked Brook offers wholesale sweatshirt blankets, wholesale fleece baby blankets and personalized fleece blankets. The method of decoration they use to customize blankets is embroidery, and when mistakes happen (or sometimes it is just a smudge that can be washed out), they have perfectly good blankets they cant sell and these are the blankets they donate to Project Linus Chapters. These blankets are ideal for cutting down and crocheting around the edges or making No Sew Fleece Blankets. In addition, Project Linus Chapters are eligible for a 10% discount on custom t-shirts. Contact them at

Cuddle Up! Handmade Baby Blankets
Amy Davis of Cuddle Up! writes: "I hand make beautiful, thematic baby blankets using high quality flannel and minky fabrics. Everyone's baby is special, which is why I choose fabric to create blankets that are exclusive to the baby in your life! Whether you are giving one as a gift or purchasing one for your own, I assure you, your Cuddle Up blanket will be treasured and enjoyed for years to come!"
Fabric Diva (formerly the Fleece Lady) is your online discount fabric store since 2003. Quilt cottons are $7.75 or less per yard. Flannel from $4 per yard; fleece from $4 per yard. Free newsletter and coupon savings.

Fat Quarter Shop
Always the newest quilting fabric from the top designers and manufacturers. Yardage, fat quarter bundles, charm packs, jelly rolls, patterns, quilt kits and more! Same day shipping and great customer service!
We feature 100% cotton flannel baby and juvenile prints, flannel solids, quality cotton quilting fabrics and Mountain Mist batting. Our How-to Page includes instructions for the basic flannel swaddling blankets, free quilt instructions and How-to Apply Satin Blanket Binding. Sign up for our Free Newsletter. Free Shipping on orders of $75 in the continental United States.

Jordana Paige - Knitting Bags
The Jordana Paige website features knitting bags in several styles. The bags all feature room for tools, patterns, yarn, and more. In fact, each bag features two circlets™ which prevent your yarn from tangling while you are on the go. Simply fasten a circlet™ around the working strand.

When you purchase a knitting bag online, Jordana Paige will donate 6% of the price of the purse to Project Linus. Just type LINUS in the "code" box when you checkout.

Kaye Wood Incorporated
In need of a little quilting inspiration? Spend some time at Kaye Wood Incorporated, the online home for this well-known quilting expert. Be sure to visit the 6-Hour Quilt page and view some of the charity quilts (Kaye calls them LoveQuilts™) created with Kaye's quick and easy quilting method.

Knitting Tips by Judy
A great website featuring several knitting patterns and tips. Judy also features several pictures and interesting stories of items she has knitted that have been featured in movies and on television. You can even purchase instructional knitting DVDs from her website. Some of the DVDs can be purchased separately or with a kit that includes yarn. If you are a Facebook fan, then be sure to follow her there too!
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Nancy's Notions/Creative Kindness book
Thousands of people were touched by the Sewing with Nancy® series of programs called Sew A Smile. In these shows, Nancy introduced individuals and groups who used their sewing, quilting, knitting and crocheting skills to help others. It wasn't long before Nancy and her staff started receiving letters and messages from people who wanted to help, or who were already helping in other ways.

Those letters and messages have been compiled into a book called Creative Kindness, published by Reiman Publications. In its pages you'll find stories and projects from people who are putting their hand skills to work to help others cope with illness, tragedy and loss, and you'll learn what you can do to help as well. (And yes! Project Linus is listed in the resource area.)

NY Fashion Center Fabrics
NY Fashion Center Fabrics, carrying the finest first quality silks, cottons, linens, crochets and much more... Located in the heart of New York City, staffed with knowledgeable fabric experts.

Pico Textiles
At Pico Textiles we offer the biggest line of fleece fabric in prints and solids. We carry a large inventory of fleece fabric for making the all famous "No Sew Fleece Blankets." We offer a wide range of printed fleece fabric and solids. All of our fleece fabrics are first quality. As a special bonus we offer a 10% discount to anyone who mentions Project Linus when ordering. In order for the discount to be applied please call in your order and mention Project Linus and a 10% discount will be applied to the order. The 10% discount is for all the non-sale items on our web site.
Project Linus patterns are available for purchase from and 100% of the purchase proceeds for these patterns goes back to Project Linus.

QuiltersWarehouse also provides quilting patterns and books, supplies and fabric, and needle work patterns for the general crafter with secure online ordering and economical shipping. Click here to view and purchase your favorite Project Linus patterns!
This website is a virtual treasure trove of information for all things quilts. Not only can you share information about quilting with others, but you can also exchange recipes, swap blocks/fabric pieces, and even buy & sell items using the website's classifieds. Be sure to visit their website soon!

Quiltmaker magazine
Quiltmaker magazine has been a long time supporter of Project Linus. Rarely a month goes by that Project Linus is not mentioned in an issue. Each year, Quiltmaker designs a special quilt square for the annual Project Linus Make A Blanket Day held in February. They also host a blanket day at their Golden Colorado office each year, donating hundreds of quilts to the local chapter. Check their patterns page for a list of what's currently available online.
Project Linus chose the "Shoebox Treasures" quilt from as the pattern we taught to our coordinators at our annual conference June 2005. This quilt pattern can be ordered from their website.

Sewing Parts Online
Online retailer of sewing machine parts, serger parts, sewing machine and serger accessories, sewing notions and tools, needles, presser feet and instruction manuals. Over 7,000 items available for shipment worldwide.

Victoriana Quilt Designs
Click here for a quick and easy versatile string-pieced quilt pattern from Victoriana Quilt Designs. It's a great way to use up all those scraps and reuse and recycle discarded items!

With Hearts and Hands
Yes, this is a blog site, but do not let that fool you! Quilter Michele Bilyeu has gathered a GIGANTIC listing of links to thousands of patterns that are sure to please any quilter! On her blog you will find great links on her 2,500 Free Quilt Patterns and Huge List of Free Quilt Block Patterns pages. She even has a blog entry in memory of Project Linus Blanket Make a Blanket Day held the third Saturday of February each year. This page is Free Babies, Childrens Quilt Patterns. This is one website you will not want to miss!
At Your Fleece, we are dedicated to offering the highest quality fleece fabric, at the best prices around. We are very excited about the mission of Project Linus, and would love to be able to help you contribute to the cause. To help make this possible, we offer an extra 15% Off our already discounted prices to anyone purchasing material or blankets for Project Linus (Simply enter coupon code LINUS at checkout). If you have any questions or special inquiries, please contact us at

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