This is fantastic! I've been wanting to tackle pillowcases. I'm a visual learner so I love the pictures.
Marie - it took me a while to find this again. :o) Hope this helps!!!!!
Thanks Marge, got it!
If you will click the more button at the top of the post and then click add to favorites you will always be able to find this.. All you will have to do is go to your home page and click on favorites and there it will be.
Nana, that's exactly what I did this time. Won't lose it again, might forgot where I saved it though. LOL
Well, I found your directions confusing... and I have made this pillowcase before! Just couldn't find my previous instructions. You don't say if the cuff fabric needs to be face up or down in Step One. By the photo, it looks face down. Also, I was using a fabric with a running pattern and it needed to be upside down so it would come out correct when finished. Otherwise, thank you!
Here is a video using the same technique that Marge's tutorial walks us through. I use a smaller accent strip than she recommends in the video.
On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)
This is what I have saved on Word for myself. Another quilter sent this to me.
I see that this is posting something about explorer, how odd. It does not show up on my posting end so I can't remove it. Sorry
The only one that is folded is the small
contrast piece, and it is folded with WRONG sides together... I usually have a lot of these contrast
strips made up and ready to go... I use left over scraps and just save them
until I make pillowcases..
Width of Fabric CUT 27 INCHS LENGTH
Width of Fabric CUT 9 INCHES LENGTH FOR
Width of Fabric CUT 5 INCHES FOR CONTRAST
FABRIC... YOU CAN USE PRESHRUNK
1.Take cuff and lay down
RIGHT side up.
2.Then take the
accent piece (already pressed WRONG side together) and
lay at top of cuff.
3.Take body of
pillowcase, open it up and lay it RIGHT SIDE DOWN. ( not folded)
4. PIN together the cuff, accent and body of pillow.
5.Take body of
pillowcase and fold up and roll until you see the cuff.
6.Roll the cuff over
the body of the case
(be careful not to catch any of the body in the stitching)
Stitch all the way
across. Pull out fabric, turn inside out, cuff will be finished
and accent in the
Be careful and match
up the hem..and contrast pieces on the side
To have hidden seams, put the WRONG sides together, it will seem odd but you will have the print side up, facing out. Sew around, then turn inside out, now stitch around so that your seams get hidden.
best directions I've seen. thanks, just in time for the holiday mad-dash sewing frenzy! (why do I always wait til the last minute?!)
Someone gave that to me too, I love making these- everyone loves them and they are easy to make.
Wow, I have made several of those pillow cases, but under the name burrito? But it's a fun project.
I made them for my grandkids and I put a $ in for every tooth they lost, telling them that the pillow case and the money comes from the tooth fairy. :-)
What kind of doggy is sitting in the kiddy pool?
Marge, great tutorial. If you can, go back and tag it so we will be able to find it when QCA archives it! I tried to copy it for the resources group page but haven't yet figured out how.
Oops! You already tagged it! Thanks!