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Thread: PASSIONATE ABOUT PILLOWCASES

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanamoms
    Do yall use the "birthing" method to make the pillowcases. I saw the YouTube video on it but really would like the written instruction. Are they available anywhere?

    PS: Not sure "birthing" is the right word that I'm looking for!!
    When I learned, it was called the "tube" method. No matter what you call it, they sure are easy. I hope these written instructions make sense!

    EASY AS PIE TUBE METHOD

    3 different pieces of fabric as follows:

    (main body of case) 27" by width of fabric (WOF)
    (hem/border) 9" in WOF
    (contrasting trim) 2" by WOF this is to be folded & pressed in half lengthwise.

    Layer the fabric ALL RIGHT SIDE UP in the following order -- making sure all raw edges are even at the top.

    9" hem
    27" main body
    2" trim

    Sew a 1/4" seam along this edge (WOF)

    Now, pick up the bottom edge of the main fabric & roll it up nearly to the top edge -- you should now be able to see the bottom edge of the hem/border fabric.,

    Take the bottom edge of the hem/border fabric and bring it up over the rolled-up fabric, putting right sides together and matching to the other raw edges, pin all fabric together along the top edge.

    Sew a 1/4" seam along the pinned edge, making a tube.

    Now reach into the tube and pull it inside out. You will have nicely finished edge where the hem/border & trim fabric meet (with all raw edges enclosed).

    To finish, put the WRONG sides together and trim the sides if needed so that all fabrics are same width -- sew a scant 1/8" seam down the side and across the top. Trim

    Turn the pillowcase inside out (RIGHT sides together) and stitch a 1/4" seam down the side and across the top.

    Finally, turn the case right side out and you have a case WITH NO RAW EDGES OR SEAMS SHOWING.

    Honestly, if you follow those directions exactly, you'll faint with excitement the first time you see what happens.

    Good Luck@

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    also called the HOTDOG method...the only thing I do not like about this method is that the little flange end up upside down! bug me!

    http://www.quiltersclubofamerica.com/forums/t/7462.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    also called the HOTDOG method...the only thing I do not like about this method is that the little flange end up upside down! bug me!

    http://www.quiltersclubofamerica.com/forums/t/7462.aspx
    I agree so sometimes I make the "Flange" only 1/2" wide or use fat rick-rack or cotton lace or whatever -- have tried to find a way to make the trim lie down rather than up. Oh well, it's still an easy and quick way to make a pillowcase.

    Also -- don't make them from inexpensive fabric as you'll have to iron the darn things. Good quality fabric usually doesn't need ironing. Speaking of ironing -- sure wish I had my Mother's old mangle!! That thing would come in handy when ironing yards of fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltinvaca
    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    also called the HOTDOG method...the only thing I do not like about this method is that the little flange end up upside down! bug me!

    http://www.quiltersclubofamerica.com/forums/t/7462.aspx
    I agree so sometimes I make the "Flange" only 1/2" wide or use fat rick-rack or cotton lace or whatever -- have tried to find a way to make the trim lie down rather than up. Oh well, it's still an easy and quick way to make a pillowcase.

    Also -- don't make them from inexpensive fabric as you'll have to iron the darn things. Good quality fabric usually doesn't need ironing. Speaking of ironing -- sure wish I had my Mother's old mangle!! That thing would come in handy when ironing yards of fabric.
    Oh, yes. My aunt had one and used to iron their cotton sheets. I loved sleeping at her house:-)

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    pretty!

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    Very pretty :D:D:D

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    I make them all the time, we are participating in APQ challenge. It didn't occur to me that the flange was upside down.

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    [quote=Quiltinvaca]
    Quote Originally Posted by Nanamoms
    Do yall use the "birthing" method to make the pillowcases. I saw the YouTube video on it but really would like the written instruction. Are they available anywhere?

    PS: Not sure "birthing" is the right word that I'm looking for!!
    When I learned, it was called the "tube" method. No matter what you call it, they sure are easy. I hope these written instructions make sense!


    Thanks so much. Finally getting back to checking my posts and responses. I just found the YouTube (haha) video and watched it again. All the pieces are falling together...just takes a while with an "old" brain. I copied and pasted your "tute" to print out. Yeah, think I'm going to try one tonite.

    The only thing I see that I might not like about this method is the unfinished edge showing where you finish the sewing. I know it can be serged but I'm so used to doing a wide hem which hides this. Anyone have any other suggestion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KwiltyKahy
    I make them all the time, we are participating in APQ challenge. It didn't occur to me that the flange was upside down.
    I noticed that when I watched the video. I would also want to "press" it the other way but I doubt it would stay. Hmmmm....something else to ponder! :) Like the recipeints would care.

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