A pdf copy of the instructions are available here. If you would like to make a personalised laundry bag please check out our request list to see what has been requested, alternatively you could make a random laundry bag or two and I will tell you where to send it to. Sometimes I can give you a name to send them to, but more often than not they will come to me to be delivered to a unit when the need arises.
Our quilts are 42" wide, or width of standard quilting fabric, by 70-75" long. Cotton batting must be used and binding may be machine or hand sewn. All quilts must have an Aussie Hero label on the back. You can print your own using printable fabric or hand write one using a pigma pen.
Once again, if you wish to make a personalised quilt you can contact me for the list of requests so that you can choose a recipient. If you wish to make a quilt of your own preference please post it to PO Box 248, Cherrybrook NSW 2126 on completion. It will be sent off when the appropriate recipient is available.
Pre-paid post satchels are a great gift as we use lots of them when we send out quilts or laundry bags. We use the small and large size from Australia Post. Generally recipients pay for their own postage but we do not ask recipients of compassionate quilts or Fallen Warrior Quilts to pay for their postage. These can be bought in bulk from Australia Post.
We also use a lot of stamps sending satchels to the volunteers as well as sending crests and badges to volunteers so they can complete their bags and quilts.
Donations of fabric, calico for lining laundry bags and cord for laundry bags are always welcome. Once again if you don't know someone in your area please email me and I will suggest someone for you to send it to.
With regard to fabric - if you want to buy fabric but are not a sewer then this is handy information -
Another good option is to buy Coles or Woolworths vouchers so that the quilters can buy the goodies to go into the boxes along with the quilts. If you live near a quilter then ask them what they need to include and then buy some of those items.
Non-sewers can also spread the word to local sewing/craft groups.
We use LOTS of batting and rotary cutting blades as we complete lots of quilts here which need batting and backing.
I hope that helps.