And when those pillowcases benefit a charity as part of AllPeopleQuilt.com's 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge, it's even better.
Last week the lovely ladies of the Miriam Circle at Trinity Lutheran Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan transformed some of our favorite prints into 15 pillowcases to donate.
For some of the group, this was their first experience with rotary cutters and rulers; others already knew how to sew. Regardless, they were all hooked on the simple burrito method of pillowcase making by the end of the evening!
|First, a demonstration of cutting fabric using a rotary cutter and ruler|
|Getting right to work!|
|One of the fabric groupings--from the Briarcliff collection.|
|Pressing the flange|
|Pinning the "burritos."|
(If you aren't familiar with the burrito (or "roll it up" method of making pillowcases, check it out here--it's so quick and easy--just 2 seams!)
|Time to stitch!|
|One seam done--flange and cuff added (with no exposed seams!) All that's left is to press it and sew it into the pillowcase shape.|
|Pressing the cuff|
|A finished pillowcase! Ta da!|
The pillowcases will be donated to the Gospel Mission, serving the homeless in the Kalamazoo area.
Thank you, ladies, for using our fabric and for helping the Pillowcase Challenge get 15 cases closer to 1 million!
Have you sewn a pillowcase for the Challenge? Let us know!
Find out more about how you can get involved in the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge here.
See the fabric lines used in these pillowcases: