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Thread: One million pillowcases challenge

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    Attention all quilters! Here is another great cause that I'm sure everyone would like to help out. My friend saw it in American Patchwork & thought I would be interested since I was doing the Quilts for Kids. The allpeoplequilt.com are trying to get one million pillowcases made & donated to charities this year. They have free patterns you can download & you can donate the pillowcases to any charity you prefer & all they ask is that you go to their website & put in the number of cases you've made so they can be counted. You use your own fabric.

    The website is allpeoplequilt.com, in the search box type in 1 million pillowcases challenge & then when the site comes up it will have a home page you can click on & it will give you all the information about the project.

    direct link to the pillowcase page: http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/millionpillowcases/

    I've downloaded one of the patterns & can't wait to make some but I have to get my quilts for kids done first. I am just excited about this thinking how good I'll feel when I get some of these made too. We know a quilter is always looking for ways to put a smile on someone's face!

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    I like this idea. It's manageable. There is a chance I might actually finish something. Not overly expensive.

    I did get the patterns to download, but I had to enroll/register before I could do so.

    The finished pillow case is 30 x 20 - looks like it has a 4-1/2 inch hem.
    Standard pillow size is 26 x 20.

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    What a great idea.

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    I will look into this!!! Thanks for letting us know about it :D:D:D

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    i a eager to start sewing pillowcases but was unable to download the patterns will try gain later karen

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    try this tutorial - bevanger found it quite a while ago

    http://www.sewing-pillows.web77.org/

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    Super Member May in Jersey's Avatar
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    On January 30th our local quilt shop will taking part in the One Million Pillowcases Challenge by sponorsing a PillowCase Sew In. All pillowcases made will be donated to my Guild's Project Pillowcases. We make fun pillowcases for kid's, ages 2 - 17, who are in hospitals with life threatening illnesses, we're a chapter of ConKerr Cancer. Cindy Kerr, the founder of ConKerr Cancer will be appearing in a 2 part session on Alex Anderson's show, not sure of the dates. May in Jersey.

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    count me in on this. what fun. i chose my charities out of local ones i was familiar with. But,I didn't see where to enter the number of pillow cases your were going to make. missed that, will look later.

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    A LQS did this last year for a local childrens home. I made 15 pillowcases and it felt so good to do it.

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    I found it, must have over looked it. making my 10th now. i like the idea of foster kids getting my pillow cases. a daughter told me that child protection servises, should be able to get them to foster kids. am i right in my thinking. couldn't get thru on the link to find a participating LQS in my area. how many of you ladies are doing this? I thik this is so do-able.

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