Wednesday, September 16, 2015

It's Time Again: Pillowcase Sew-a-thon

You’re invited to the biggest pillowcase party of the year! Paintbrush Studio is proud to join American Patchwork & Quilting as they host the One Million Pillowcase Challenge 24 Hour Sew-a-thon on September 18-19, 2015. 

American Patchwork & Quilting is hosting in Des Moines, IA starting at 3pm on Friday, September 18th and ending 3pm on Saturday, September 19th

Various quilt shops and groups around the country are also hosting events this weekend. 

Visit to find an event in your area.

No events in your area? Join us from home! Get social with us by visiting our website and posting photos using the hashtag #APQSewathon. 

Here are some pillowcase pictures to get you in the spirit!

And some of our favorite patterns (and fabrics!) from the One Million Pillowcase Challenge:

 #48 Triangle-Square Band; featuring Four Paws 
(this is a sneak peek--this fabric is so new, it's not quite available yet! Watch for it on the blog and in your local quilt shop soon)
Photo from; download the free pattern here

#49 Stepping Stones Band; featuring Bear Hugs
Photo from; download the free pattern here
Sawtooth Star
featuring the Who's Who collection by Ro Gregg

Photo from; Download the pattern here.

Diamond in the Rough 
featuring the Tweet collection

Photo from; Download the pattern here.

Find out more about the Challenge and see all 48 unique pillowcase designs here.


  1. My guild and I make cases for the local children's hospital and you've inspired me to be more creative with the bands. Thanks!