Last week there was a scheduled 24-hour Pillowcase sew-A-Thon on September 18-19 to benefit Ryan’s Case for Smiles (Formerly ConKerr Cancer). I was unable to attend the Sew-A-Thon at my LQS (Local Quilt Shop) last week so I set aside today as my Pillowcase sewing day. I have enjoyed following the activities that have been posted on Case for Smiles’ Facebook Page.
The purpose of this group is shared in their Case for Smiles Fact Sheet:
What We Do: We provide children with whimsical pillowcases that give them an emotional boost and remind them they are defined by their illnesses. This simple gift provides proven stress relievers including distraction and hop that enhances the emotional well-being of the children and their families.
Click Here to read the entire Fact Sheet.
For the past several years, American Patchwork & Quilting have promoted the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge. As of today they had provided 51 free Pillowcase patterns. It began with the Roll It Up Basic Pattern and has expanded from there.
Today it is time to GO! Let’s get to making some pillowcases.
I only got a few pillowcases cut out, so this morning I will finish ironing and cutting several pillowcases.
Here is some fabric that’s sitting on my cutting table.
OK, not all of this fabric is for pillowcases. I got kind of distracted when going through my fabric for pillowcase appropriate fabrics, and ended up pulling fabric for some other projects – three more quilts I want to make.
I don’t usually upload multiple blog posts in the same day, but I thought I would share my progress with you in several short posts with pictures rather than waiting until I’m done to write a much longer post.
Are you ready? Let’s get started!