Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Million Pillowcase Challenge

  You've heard of the Million Dollar Pillowcase challenge by now right?  Well, if you haven't, I will tell you a little bit about the program.  American Patchwork & Quilting came up with the idea to combine our love of sewing with the gift of giving.  Individuals and quilt shops around the globe are participating.  I see my local quilt shop Sisto's is contributing.   It's easy.  Here's the website: http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/millionpillowcases/index.html for more details.  Here you can find free downloadable patterns.  Once you have your pillowcase complete, you can donate it to a local charity or find out if your local quilt shop is collecting for the cause.  Dont forget to update the pillow case counter!

To watch a really awesome pillow tutorial, check out Fabrics N Things blog:  http://fabricsnquilts.blogspot.com/2011/04/mondays-pillowcase-challenge-giveaway.html  The video shows you how to make a sausage pillowcase - that's one that is rolled up in such away that you end up with no raw edges!  I wish I would have seen this tutorial last August when making other pillowcases.  This was the coolest way to make a pillowcase!

Here's a picture of mine...  a big ole shout out of thanks to my sister Deb for contributing some of the fabric.


  1. Thank you for participating in our challenge! I am so glad that your LQS is participating & your efforts can support folks right in your community!

    Also, You WON our challenge! I will be emailing you your free patterns today!

    Thanks again & Congrats!

  2. I just made some pillowcases for my mother for Mother's Day.

    I just found your blog and admire your formatting. How did you make your headings at the top with separate categories for quilts, giveaways, etc?

    I am curious how you put your buttons at the bottom of your blog too.

    I am new to blogging and just started one for my quilt group. I need to find out how to organize to it's not a hodge podge like mine.


  3. Nice color choices! Carrie from Whitt's Kits Blog here (you commented on my post for fabric headers in the May Giveaway Day contest!)

    Love what you did here! I am a big fan of making these ~ they are soooo fun and easy!

    A new fan, too!
    Thanks for stopping by,