Friday, October 14, 2016

Pillowcases of Power

Like the title?  A little more exciting than "Pillowcases - A Finish"  Oooh, we could go with "A Pile of Pillowcases"

Anyway,  a plea went out to our guild this past Sunday for Pillowcases to be made for a Native American School in SD.  Bright happy fabrics for ages 6-18.  I thought, "hey, I can do that!

 So I headed up to my stash and started pulling fabrics that looked like I had at least a yard.
 And I made pillowcases!  Actually, I spent most of Sunday afternoon ironing and cutting them out in preparation.
 Monday I did most of the sewing.
 By the end of last night I had 18 pillowcases done.  I have to tell you, that at least four will stay here in the family, but that was intentional.  I've been meaning to use some of the Hello! Kitty fabric for Mini and her own pillowcase.    There is also a Christmas Peanuts one in the pile as well, for WD.  That fabric didn't end up on the back of the Minecraft quilt because it was the wrong color.
 This was a fantastic way to use up prints.  I remember buying these ants on a clearance sale and thinking they were super cute for a kid, but as most things go, without a specific plan, they just sat around unused.
 The jungle fabric on this one I've had for at least 11 years - I used it on a baby quilt for a friend.  I don't think I even have a picture of that quilt anywhere.
 I bought this Thomas yardage when one of the kids was obsessed still liked Thomas.  I think they've probably moved on, but it will be interesting to see which pillowcases they choose to keep when they get home today.  Check out that amazing seam matching!

 Each pillowcase takes approximately a yard of fabric to make, so I busted some serious stash!  Also, as my dad pointed out: I was using my super powers for good.

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts today!


Schulz Family said...

visiting from crazy mum quilts. Quilting for charity is so satisfying. What a great way to use fabric that you no longer really want.

Susan Snooks said...

Great job Rachel! It feels good to use up the stash for such a good cause, I bet!

Donna J said...

Great job. I thought I was the only one to make pillowcases, instead of quilts for donating. They're so fast and cheerful.

Jenny said...

You have been super busy and done a great job!! Great looking pillowcases, all going to needy kids.

Ariane said...

That great! You really got a lot of them done!

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

That many pillowcases start to finish in just a few days? Now that's encouraging! I love these! I may have to join you in getting some pillowcases done...but these for the grandkids, of course.