A Group of fellow quilters decided to get together on Martin Luther King's Birthday and do our part by sewing needed items.
1. Portacath Pillows - two friends have conquered colon cancer and thought these pillows for the car seatbelt are a great idea.
Here are links with detailed instructions:
The pillows are easy to make and use up those pesky scraps of fabric!
2. Surgical hats for children:
- Golisano Hospital needs hats
- Instructions for caps
- Sewing Elastic in caps
- Kids Surgery Caps - this tutorial is very easy to follow
The Portacath Pillows were definitely easier than the Surgical caps. One recommendation for the caps is to make a basting stitch when sewing the 1/4 edge under. Pull slighlty to gather before ironing the 1/2 inch casing for the elastic. We cut our circles 18inches to cut some from a fat quarter or half yard of material. Since the material needed to be prewashed, some pieces of material were not big enough. The first hat we made, I cut the elastic 17inches....that made a really small hat. The second one I cut the elastic 18 inches and the whole process was easier.
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