Fundraiser Pre-School Cot Sheet



Each of us who sews is asked occasionally to make something for a fundraiser.   It feels good to use our skills for a worthy cause and reminds us that we have the power to make this world a better (if only slightly) place because we can sew.


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I have really enjoyed participating in these events, especially those requested by  my grandchildren.


camp sheet all

Don’t you just love this Michael Miller camping fabric?



Five year old Alastair needed a contribution for his school’s recent fundraising auction.  These sheets were made, displayed and now, after the auction, have been personalized with a child’s name.

I highly recommend cot sheets for a fundraising project.  The materials can come from your stash, as the finished measurement can be pieced combinations of fabric or a single length.  So the cost is just the reduction of yardage in your “resource center.”  Additionally, they seem to be a popular item at these events.  Personalization for a school accessory which gets daily use seems to have had great appeal to parents and friends who placed their bids.

Though I had every intention of adding nothing more than a simple block letter name to each sheet, when it came right down to it, I decided to add a motif to each.   The cherries embellishing Logan’s name were originally from Embroidery Library‘s Button Buddies.



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Using my ever useful BuzzEdit3, I removed the satin stitch surrounding the cherry, the veins in the leaves and the 4-hole button dots because they were too large to replicate the dots on the cherries in the fabric.  Next, smaller dots were added, dots which were simply punctuation periods from a font in Brother’s PE-Design, which I use for all lettering.


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Next, smaller dots were added, dots which were simply punctuation periods from a font in Brother’s PE-Design, which I use for all lettering.  Finally, I used the draw tool in BuzzEdit to mimic the lime green centers of each leaf.

On the camping sheet, I spent more time looking at and trying to decide which design to choose— a canoe, a tent, a bonfire or the fishing pole.  There was neither a tent nor a canoe that I liked and that would fit with the name.  The camp fire might give a drifting-to-sleep child nightmares.   So that left fishing which seemed like an interesting and harmless motif to insert into the design.


Scott fish

I found this great fishing pole, but the hooked fish looked like a giant shark to me.  So this cute little guy was extracted from an old Viking collection called Summer fun.

Cot sheets are fun projects for your own special little ones or for a fundraiser.  Directions for making the sheet itself are located at the end of this earlier post.


Could she be sewing a cot sheet?

Could she be sewing a cot sheet?

I just returned from spending a fun and creatively stimulating day at the Lakeland Quilt and Sewing Expo.  What great ideas I got!  Read about it my the next post.

For now, I am back to Easter sewing.  I am hoping to post many of your Easter outfits here.  You will love the precious little CC Johnny the Julie has made.  Please share your project photos with me.

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