December–January charity sewalong

Ronald McDonald House Charity


To celebrate the last charity sewalong for 2017 and the first for 2018 we’re featuring a 2 month sewalong spanning December and January to create Snuggle Quilts for Ronald McDonald House Charity. This is the first charity project we ever ran that inspired so many of you to get involved and donate to a worthy cause.

Every year thousands of children are struck down by very serious long term illness or injury and endure weeks, and in some cases, months of hospitalisation. Snuggle Quilts can become a very special attachment for a child and they will be able to take it with them when hopefully the time comes for them to leave hospital and go home.

The quilts are a comforting and caring community gesture that help parents and family of these children keep faith in the human spirit. Quilts are often also given to young siblings of the sick or injured child as they too can need comforting during times of need.



Create a quilt of your own design and make sure it complies with the following rules:

  • Quilt size must be between 100cm and 110cm square
  • Be made from new materials
  • Clean and free from chemicals, smoke and pet hair
  • Cannot have any potential choking hazards like buttons, beads, gems or rhinestones.

A Snuggle Quilt can be as simple as a front and back panel with a layer of batting in the center or you can create a complex quilt, full of blocks and piecework. As long as you meet the requirements above your quilt will go a long way to help a child in need.


We’ll be giving away a number of Universal Magazine prizes, which will be drawn in February 2018. To enter, simply take a photo of your finished project and post it to our Echidna Sewing facebook community!

We’ll also be giving away a number of prizes at random throughout the year, and your Sewalong project is eligible for one of these prizes no matter which month it’s sent in.

How long do I have to create the project?

This sewalong will run for a 2-month block from 1 December 2017–31 January 2018.

Things to remember

Sewalongs are a great way to get inspired by what everyone creates, while giving to a worthy cause. If you’re new to sewing or embroidering this is a great chance to get involved and have fun no matter what the outcome. Any excuse to put your sewing and embroidery machines to good use is a great one.


Be sure to include your name, postal address and contact details with your donation.

Simply fill out the Snuggle Quilt Submission form (pdf, 426kb) and either mail or drop it in with quilt to us at:

Echidna Snuggle Quilt
Echidna Sewing
56 Neumann Road
Capalaba QLD 4157


If you have your own sewing/embroidery blog you can save the following badges and post it on your blog entry, linking back to this page.



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