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LoveQuiltsUK - Any Child Squares

Any Child Squares

Love Quilts UK is in need of squares that will be used for 'Any Child'. These squares are used if a sign-up for a quilt fails to come in. If we have a lot of one category and there is a quilter available, Any Child squares also sometimes become part of an extra "backfilled" quilt for a child in our lottery system or an Emergency Quilt which we make up and keep in reserve to send out in a hurry.

We depend on these squares as most quilts usually require at least one Any Child square, therefore we need to keep a stock of a variety of themes. We ask stitchers to concentrate on the more popular themes as these are the squares we need most and are likely to be used up quickly. We have indicated below which are the most popular themes, with some extra information about popular colours etc.

We ask in particular that stitchers do not stitch any Clowns - they are a very widespread phobia and are very difficult to place on quilts.

There is no need to formally sign up for Any Child squares - just stitch them and send them in! :)

(Note: Please read our Ethical Statement before commencing stitching)

Here are the squares we have at the moment and some advice about the best themes/colours to stitch:

High Priority

These are the squares we need most. Don't worry if there appear to be a lot in the category already, we have many children waiting for these themes and when we are able to do an extra quilt, having squares in the following themes makes things very easy for us! Each extra quilt will scoop up 11/12 of these squares.

Any child cross stitch category: Angels/Fairies
Angels/Fairies (20)
Examples include Flower Fairies, Disney Tinkerbell, or any general fairy/angel. Silhouette designs of fairies (pinks or light purples are best) are also acceptable, but we cannot put too many of these on to the same quilt - we need a good mix of designs.
Any child cross stitch category: Princesses
Princesses (23)
This is an extremely popular theme. In particular, "Disney Princesses" are very popular with girls. These include Snow White, Belle, Cinderella, Anna and Elsa from Frozen, Ariel (The Little Mermaid), etc. We need as many squares for this category as we can get!
Any child cross stitch category: Space
Space (13)
This theme includes Moon, planets, rockets, stars, constellations, Space Shuttle, astronauts, satellites, telescopes and the odd alien is fine too. No robots please!
Any child cross stitch category: Superheroes
Superheroes (29)
Another extremely popular theme, particularly with boys. Superheroes include Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Captain America, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, The Incredibles, Thor, The X-Men, The Avengers, etc
Any child cross stitch category: Trains
Trains (14)
We have quite a few requests for trains at the moment


Normal priority

Any child cross stitch category: Animals (Cats)
Animals (Cats) (5)
Any child cross stitch category: Animals (Dogs)
Animals (Dogs) (7)
Any child cross stitch category: Animals (Jungle/Zoo)
Animals (Jungle/Zoo) (8)
These include lions, tigers, bears, monkeys, hippos, rhinos, elephants, giraffes, zebras etc
Any child cross stitch category: Animals (Realistic)
Animals (Realistic) (2)
Any child cross stitch category: Balloons
Balloons (6)
Any child cross stitch category: Butterflies
Butterflies (6)
If doing monochrome butterflies, please use pinks or light purples
Any child cross stitch category: Disney (General)
Disney (General) (4)
Any child cross stitch category: Disney (Mickey, Minnie and friends)
Disney (Mickey, Minnie and friends) (11)
Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Clarabelle and Pluto. We are particularly short of Mickeys at the moment, seems to have a lot of Minnies!
Any child cross stitch category: Fantasy
Fantasy (13)
Any child cross stitch category: Flowers/Bugs
Flowers/Bugs (10)
Any child cross stitch category: Hearts
Hearts (15)
Colours such as pinks/light purples and reds are best. Pink is the most popular. Please do not stitch blue or green hearts as they are difficult to place on quilts.
Any child cross stitch category: Horses
Horses (7)
Any child cross stitch category: Music
Music (7)
Any child cross stitch category: Rainbows
Rainbows (1)
Any child cross stitch category: Sea Life/Beach
Sea Life/Beach (8)
Any child cross stitch category: Sports
Sports (15)
Any child cross stitch category: Vehicles
Vehicles (29)
All types of Vehicles are needed, including cars, trucks, trains, buses, tractors, aeroplanes etc
Any child cross stitch category: World Landmarks
World Landmarks (7)


Low priority

These themes are low priority at the moment because either we have a lot of these squares to use up, or the themes are not currently popular with the children in our lottery system.
Any child cross stitch category: Animals (Farm)
Animals (Farm) (17)
Any child cross stitch category: Animals (General)
Animals (General) (31)
Any child cross stitch category: Birds
Birds (29)
Any child cross stitch category: Cartoons: Non-Disney
Cartoons: Non-Disney (14)
Any child cross stitch category: Dance
Dance (10)
Any child cross stitch category: Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs (3)
Any child cross stitch category: Disney (Pooh and friends)
Disney (Pooh and friends) (4)
Any child cross stitch category: Hello Kitty
Hello Kitty (6)
Any child cross stitch category: Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous (39)
Any child cross stitch category: Stars
Stars (2)
Any child cross stitch category: Teddies
Teddies (31)
Any child cross stitch category: Toys
Toys (6)
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