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Thread: King pillowcase--cut fabric what size?

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    Super Member AlwaysQuilting's Avatar
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    I know that king size pillowcases are approx. 21x 40 finished

    All the tutes I've seen only give measurements for standard pillowcases and they cut the fabric at 27" for a finished 21" x 30"

    Can anyone tell me how much fabric I'll need to cut for the large section of a king size pillowcase?
    (I know the contrast and cuff measurements will be the same as the standard).

    I should be able to figure this out but I only have limited matching fabric left and I can't afford to goof.
    Thanks

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    I would just take an old one you might have and use that as your pattern.

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    [quote=earlylace]I would just take an old one you might have and use that as your pattern.
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    I agree, do take the old one...BUT FIRST of all, retry it on the king pillow. The ones I have are not cheapies, but I get mad every time I have to change them, simply because the manufacturers are too darn cheap to use 1 inch more fabric on them. I HATE them.

    I am going to buy a king flat sheet and make me some that I don't have to fuss and fume about when merely changing the pillow cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlylace
    I would just take an old one you might have and use that as your pattern.
    That would be so easy! But unfortunately I don't have any. They're for someone else.

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    I googled and found this link for you

    http://www.craftandfabriclinks.com/p...ses/cases.html

    Craftybear

    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysQuilting
    I know that king size pillowcases are approx. 21x 40 finished

    All the tutes I've seen only give measurements for standard pillowcases and they cut the fabric at 27" for a finished 21" x 30"

    Can anyone tell me how much fabric I'll need to cut for the large section of a king size pillowcase?
    (I know the contrast and cuff measurements will be the same as the standard).

    I should be able to figure this out but I only have limited matching fabric left and I can't afford to goof.
    Thanks

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    Craftybear--
    You're amazing.
    I googled before I posted but somehow didn't find this site with the king size cutting directions.
    Thanks!

    Edited--- I just noticed that this tute makes pillowcases with just one fabric. But to make them with 3 fabrics I can subtract 2" for contrast band, and 9" for the hem equals 35" cut main fabric. (Just for future reference for me or anyone else.)
    Thanks again.

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    Measurements of my FINISHED King is 20X34 (you will need at least 40 X 34 inches of fabric) from end to beginning of the cuff. You will need to add your seam allowance. If you are doing french seams add between 3/4 to 1 inch if serging add at least 1/2 inch to the to both measurements.

    Does this give you an estimate?

    Was posting the same time as crafty...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts
    Measurements of my FINISHED King is 20X34 (you will need at least 40 X 34 inches of fabric) from end to beginning of the cuff. You will need to add your seam allowance. If you are doing french seams add between 3/4 to 1 inch if serging add at least 1/2 inch to the to both measurements.

    Does this give you an estimate?

    Was posting the same time as crafty...
    Yes and I'm glad you mentioned french seams. I will do that and add 1".

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    Thank you for the great link :D:D:D

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