Sunday, April 12, 2015

"MISS DOWNTOWN ABBY HAT II



I have formed a chapter for "Crochet for Cancer" here in Northern Maine to be a distribution point for chemo caps and other handmade items for my local community. 

I will be having group gatherings and appointing others as members for this group called "Sew Many Hearts for Giving"

Below is a hat I designed just for this special group. It has been shared on "Crochet for Cancer" for some time now. 








This is by far my most popular used crochet hat pattern that is shared and used on the net. I adapted the pattern slightly so that the scallop edge will fan out at the bottom.




CROCHET PREEMIE HATS




Every year I try and make something to give as a charitable contribution to locate charities. This year I am doing the little newborn crochet hats. I have two styles , one for a boy and one for a girl. I chose two easy patterns I found on the web and are listed below. My goal is to make 25 of each for the local hospital.


This one is a shell style hat for a little girl.

The pattern is from "Bubnut" and can be found HERE


The little boy (or even a girl) style I chose was from "Living the Craft Life" and can be found HERE.


PILLOW CASES







Another great way to help out is to make pillow cases. They are very easy to make and I have found a great tutorial from Missouri Star quilt on you tube to make them in a fast and easy way. 
Check out all the charities below for the instructions. 

RAG QUILTS




These wonderful rag quilts have been made to donate to project Linus. Myself and some church ladies gathered at my home one afternoon and were able to sew together at least one rag quilt each. I then was able to trim and wash them all over the Christmas break. We have a drop off location here in Northern Maine that distributes them to the correct chapter.


I created a cute little poem & tag that gets attached to each rag quilts that is tied together with a matching ribbon.


I designed a new sew on label that is sewn in each bottom corner of each rag quilt.
This was created by first making my design in word and then printing it onto iron on transfer paper. It is then ironed on to twill tape. They make the perfect labels.


Each label has the verse Colossains 3:17
 
Check out our links to see the different charities you can donate to. 

MAKE A QUILT

There are so many great charities to be a part of for making quilts or Rag quilts. My favorite is by far the rag quilts as they are very simple to make. Below are several with the directions for you to also make them and some listed charities you can send them along too.

My goal is to reach out to several charities in donating these rag quilts for individuals that need the comfort of their own special quilt in their travels to and from the hospital or when they have to stay at the hospital for treatments or for individuals that just need a warm blanket to comfort them in their times of need and keep them comfy and cozy.

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The John Deere rag quilt was made for a special little boy from Make-A-Wish foundation. The rag quilt was made using a 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 square sewing a 1/2 seam. Once you sew all the blocks together you will then trim all the edges about 1/4" apart on all raw edges.

I finsish all my quilts by washing them in Baby purex and tying them off with a coordinating ribbon and poem I wrote below.

Rag quilt Poem
A little Rag Quilt
handmade just for you.
May it keep you
warm, comfy and
cozy all year through.....
"Sew Many Hearts for Giving"

The poem is copyrighted by Shannon Hebert you may use it with permission by emailing me at sewmanyhearts@hotmail.com. Please put poem use request in the subject line. 

If you would like to donate a rag quilt or fabric to "Sew Many Hearts for Giving" you may do so by contacting Shannon Hebert at sewmanyhearts@hotmail.com for details.

Below are some of my Rag Quilt Patterns and Instruction 



Primitive Hearts Rag Quilt 



Cozy Blue Rag Quilt



Colors Of Fall Rag Quilt


Beer & Deer Rag Quilt

QUILT TOPS



My first finished quilt top I will be sending to BERNINA along with others I am making. 

We all love making those quilt tops then get intimidated on the finishing. Yes the sandwiching and quilting. 

For those of you who love to quilt and have made many tops then this charity is perfect for you. 

BERNINA will take all top quilts and finish them off into beautiful finished quilts to donate to charities. 

DRESS A GIRL 

Pillowcase Dresses











BELOW ARE SEVERAL LINKS TO THE PILLOW CASE DRESS INSTRUCTIONS


FREE SITES



PURCHASE INSTRUCTIONS - have to pay


IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE THESE DRESSES AND DONATE THEM TO CHARITIES BELOW ARE SOME GREAT SITES.

Have a gathering at your house or even your local school and have a sewing party to make dresses to send to the charities below.

LITTLE DRESSES FOR AFRICA

DRESS A GIRL AROUND THE WORLD