Come Sew With Us!
To keep up-to-date on location and dates of sew days, please join our Sew Day email list.
Step One: Sew it!
Sew Days are ‘work’ days for Firehouse Quilts volunteers. Bring your machine and personal sewing tools, and be ready to sew. You may choose fabric from our stash, your stash, or pick up one of our kits.
Can’t come to a Sew Day? No problem, help from home! Feel free to use your own stash and try new patterns. Once finished, drop it off at a Sew Day.
If you live out of town or just want to mail a finished top or quilt, please notify us and we will provide a mailing address.
Step Two: Quilt it!
Quilt the top on your domestic machine. Try it! Batting is provided for you.
We also have a group of longarm quilters who donate their time to quilt for Firehouse Quilts. If you choose to place your quilt in the To-Be-Quilted bin, please make sure the back is pieced large enough and binding is included. The backing must be 3-4" larger than the top on all four sides and all edges should be trimmed straight to allow proper placement on the longarm machine. Do not include batting. If you would like the quilt returned to you for binding, include a note with your name and phone number. Please note that it can take several months for quilts to be returned.
Step Three: Label it!
A Firehouse Quilts label needs to be sewn in one corner on the back of the quilt so the label will show through the bag when it is folded and bagged. Quilts labels are provided.
Step Four: Wash it!
It is very important that all quilts be free of any pet hair and fragrances when turned in. They should be washed with unscented detergent and unscented dryer sheets if used.