Thursday, June 14, 2012

A million pillowcases

I recently turned in these pillowcases to our church women's group as part of the million pillowcase challenge.


Earlier this spring, the women met at the church to cut, sew, and press together.  I went through my fabric stash and had a dozen precut kits so that we could immediately start sewing and ironing.

Ever noticed how a group of women have fun no matter what they are doing.

There were those who ironed. . .

and those who cut and then pinned the rolled up tubes before passing them on to the sewers and pressers.  For a youtube tutorial on making a tube pillowcase go here.

I cut and coordinated fabric because I had it down after all that prep at home.

There was also a quilt on the frames to be tied.  The lady in the stripped shirt is always working on tops made from donated fabric that can be quilted and then sent on to be distributed to those in need.

Our pillowcases were made from three coordinating fabrics.  I think they are so much cuter with that accent stripe.  A couple of dozen pillowcases are now a part of the challenge as well as available at "New Leaf," a center for those trying to move on to a new life.

To find out more about this year's million pillowcase challenge go here.

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