Once again, we made our pre-dawn pilgrimage to Joannes Fabrics in Succasunna last week to purchase fleece for Blankets for Babies Day. The staff at Joannes generously and graciously opens the store early so they can help us gather, sort, and cut all the fleece we need. Our purchase of fleece is made possible by a generous grant from Summit Elks Lodge #1246. We are so grateful for their support, and have stretched their dollars using discounts and couponsóreducing our fleece cost to a mere $4.16/yd. Cant beat that!! Even more impressive are these numbers:
We purchased 481.5 yards of fabric, or enough to make 321 blankets. Taking into account the 12 inches of fringe on each blanket, and multiplying the linear feet by 4 since we sew two sides of the blanket then topstich the two sides again, we will sew 4,494 feet or 1,498 yards! At 1,760 yards in a mile, that makes .85 MILES OF SEWING. Adding the 53 blankets that need partial sewing (in process from last year), that is A MILE OF SEWING FOR THE BABIES!
We couldnt do it without all of our helpers who cut, pin, iron, fringe, tie, and yes, SEW on Blankets for Babies Day! Cant wait to see you all on Wednesday, February 1st from 10 am to 8 pm at Memorial Hall! See our home page for more information and to sign up.