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 Bristol Hospice   Thurston 

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Read about our partner charity and see the items we are crafting 

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Read the Project Must-Knows 

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Pick a pattern from our approved or suggested pattern collection

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Shipping address, print a care slip & tally your donation

   this is how it works  

About
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Bristol Hospice Thurston, County Washington is graciously committed to ensuring that all patients and families entrusted to their care will be treated with the highest level of compassion, respect, and quality of care. They provide hospice services to meet the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of their patients and their families/caregivers. An interdisciplinary group of professionals and volunteers develops an individualized plan of care which includes, as appropriate, the following services: nursing, physicians, home health aides, counseling, spiritual support, therapy, dietary, volunteers, durable medical equipment, supplies, and bereavement services.

This is a brand new office and their patient numbers are growing every week. 

 what are we crafting? 

Item Requested
Craft Type
Quantity Requested
Quantity Still Needed
Pillowcases
Sew
25
0
Blankets
Sew/Knit/Crochet
25
21
Dignity Covers
Sew
25
10
Twiddle Muffs
Knit/Crochet
15
5
Fiddle Mats
Sew
5
5
Mini Tissue Holders
Sew
25
0
Heart Hugs
Sew
25
0

 project must-knows 

1) Burrito Pillowcases - Using the standard burrito pillowcase pattern, we are crafting pillowcases for the adult patients in hospice. Use tasteful combinations of fabric that will bring comfort to those going through a difficult time.

2) Lapghans - sewn, knit and crochet  Any blanket type style okay in Lapghan size 36x48". These can be quilts, rag quilts, fleece, flannel, cotton blankets or knit, crochet. (not accepting no-sew). Many of our patterns are for various sizes, please adjust to fit the size requirement for this charity. The Lapghan size is perfect for folks resting in bed or using a wheelchair. Consider making our special wheelchair blanket.  

 

3) Pocket Prayer Quilts/ Heart Hugs- (non-religious)- We are using our Pocket Prayer Quilt pattern to make non-religious Heart Hugs we'd like to provide every patient one to hold in their lap or place at their bedside. We request that each one is made with a heart and is therefore non-religious to accommodate anyone who may receive it.  We will provide a laminated card with a nice saying/poem to go with each quilt. 

4) Mini Tissue Holders - Sewn, knit, Crochet We will be providing mini tissue holders with tissues for every patient. If you'd like to include the tissues that would be great, but we can provide them when they arrive here if you are not able to. These can be sewn, knit or crochet. 

5) Twiddle Muffs -knit/crochet Twiddle muffs are wonderful at providing a comforting sensory experience. Patients will redirect their fidgeting to the muff, instead of picking on clothing buttons, healing wounds, or even their IV. 

6) Fiddle Mats - Sew up these items to help occupy the restless hands and offer comfort to patients. This is an extremely detailed project, please ensure you read our project guidelines thoroughly before beginning. All mats received will be inspected to ensure that they meet our safety and quality guidelines set forth.  Items that have not followed our pattern or stayed within our guidelines will not be delivered to the facility. 

7) Dignity Covers - These are worn so patients can eat and keep their clothes clean yet not feel as if they are wearing a bib. We have 2 patterns for dignity covers: one from an up-cycled shirt and one that makes a scarf, both are unisex patterns! 

Must Knows
Patterns

   start here with our project overview  

Overview

Bristol Hospice Thurston Project Overview Sheet

Project Overview Sheet for Bristol Hospice Thurston, County

  pillowcases 

Pillowcase
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Burrito Pillowcase Pattern

Written Pattern for Burrito Pillow Case

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Burrito Pillowcase Video Tutorial

The best video tutorial out there for making a burrito pillowcase!

  blankets  

Blankets
Sew

How To Bind A Quilt

A great technique for binding blankets or potholders!

Sew

Crafting Change Flip & Sew Lapghan

This lapghan quilts itself as you go!

Sew

Rag Quilt Guide

How to make a rag quilt the ultimate guide with step by step pictures.

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Rag Quilt DIY Tutorial

Nice guide with options for block sizing.

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Self Binding Blanket

Easy peasy self binding flannel blanket!

Knit

Colts Foot Blanket by Hobbii

Easy for beginners, the knit purl pattern works up with DK weight acrylic yarn. You could also try a yarn substitute like Sport. The knitting pattern calls for circular knitting needles to accommodate all your stitches.

Crochet

Quiet Ripple Crochet Lapghan

This lovely textured blanket has been amended to use a lighter DK weight yarn.

Sew

How To Sew A Fleece Quillow

Blanket that transforms into a pillow!

Sew

Crafting Change Rag Quilt Helpful Files

This file contains several helpful resources created by Crafting Change for making rag quilts!

Sew

Rag Quilt Zoom Class

Rag Quilt Zoom Room Class with Crafting Change

Knit

Tumbling Blocks Blanket

This pattern for beginners with knits and purls is also a reversible blanket, too. It calls for aran weight yarn but you can use worsted weight yarn, just check your gauge.

Crochet

Mixed Stripes Throw

Lovely blanket with easy to create stripes. Leave the tassels off if creating for small children or babies.

Sew

Easy Sewn Blanket Techniques with Martha Richmond

Video Tutorial with Craftivist Martha Richmond showing a variety of simple techniques to quickly sew up and bind off blankets for charity!

Sew

Machine Binding Your Blanket

How to machine bind a blanket

Sew

Crafting Change Wheelchair Blanket with Pocket

It's easy to make a wheelchair blanket with a pocket in a variety of fabrics!

Sew

Quilt As You Go

This quilt as you go method just needs some strips!

Sew

Rag Quilt Supplement

Fabric choices and quilt math included in this Crafting Change supplement.

Crochet

Cross Double Hatch Blanket

You will get a beautiful texture from the crossed double crochet stitch in an easy two row repeat.

Sew

Minky Blanket with Bias Tape

Easy Minky blanket you simply edge with bias tape (homemade or store bought)!

Knit

38 Knit Blanket Patterns

This link will connect you to 38 great knit blankets, all approved patterns for our charity partners requesting knit blankets!

Sew

Blanket Sizing Chart

Blanket Sizing Chart

 heart hugs (pocket prayers) 

Hugs
Tags

Heart Hug Poem

This poem can be printed, laminated and attached to heart hugs for our charity partners.

Sew

Crafting Change Pocket Heart Hug

Easy to craft pocket heart hugs for a non-religious

Sew

Video Tutorial Pocket Prayer Quilts

Video Step by Step on how to construct our Pocket Prayer Quilt

  mini tissue holders   

tissues
Crochet

Crochet Mini Tissue Holder

These mini tissue holders have a cute pocket too!

Sew

Fabric Mini Tissue Holder

This sewn mini tissue holder is real scrap buster!

   twiddle muffs  

Knit/Crochet

Twiddle Muffs

This Project Sheet for Twiddle Muffs will give you many links to patterns to help you with this craft!

Sew

Fiddle Mat Instruction & Overview

START HERE! Detailed overview and instructions for making the Fiddle Mat for our charity partner

Sew

Fiddle Square Library

Our library of squares to put on our Fiddle Mats

Twiddle
Overview

Bristol Hospice Dignity Covers Project Overview Sheet

Project Overview for Dignity Scarves for Bristol Hospice

Sew

Dignity Cover with Back Closure

Our dignity cover pattern with an alternative closure on the back

Sew

Crafting Change Dignity Scarf

Tutorial video for Unisex dignity scarf from cotton and flannel!

Sew

Up-cycled Flannel Dignity Cover

Up-cycle a flannel shirt into a dignity cover with this video tutorial

Sew

Crafting Change Upcycled Dignity Cover

Tutorial Video for Upcycled Dignity Scarf from a button up shirt

 dignity covers 

Dignity

 shipping guidelines 

Items for Bristol Hospice Thurston County will ship to their headquarters in Federal Way, WA. Please send donations as you have a box ready. 

Bristol Hospice

Attn: Chris Schad

135 South 336th Street

Federal Way, WA 98003 

Shipping
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