On Your Mark! Pillowcase Sew-A-Thon 2015

Well, it’s not a race, but we’ve got to get ready!  You with me?

First, let me tell you, I won’t be sewing pillowcases on the 18-19th.  I set aside Thursday, 9/24, stitching the pillowcases because I am busy this week.

Before getting started, we need to get some fabric.  A store in my area was having a sale, plus they had coupons which were even good on sale items.  So guess where I went?!?!

I picked up 1-1/2 yards of each of these fabrics.  That will give me 6 standard size pillowcases.

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Construction Equipment, Flowers and Woodland Creatures in the Garden.

Also, I got some fabric for the pillowcase bands.

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Some Tone-on-Tone fabric: Yellow, Brown & Gold.

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I added a bright yellow I had bought last week.

There may be some purple or pink in my stash that I might use for the bands on the flower fabric.  Plus, I’m sure I will find other fabric for pillowcases once I start rummaging through my piles!

I’m trying to decide if I want to add a small strip of trim between the band and the pillowcase body.  That will require a 2-1/2” – 3” WOF strip of complementary fabric per pillowcase (sometimes I just use black).  It isn’t necessary, but I like the way it looks.

Well, today is an errand day, so not much sewing.  When I get back, I hope to do some cleaning in my sewing room so I can “get set” to do some cutting!

Happy Stitching!

Quilt Mouse

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About Quiltmouse

I am retired. I love to quilt. I make charity quilts as well as quilts for my friends & family.
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One Response to On Your Mark! Pillowcase Sew-A-Thon 2015

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