It's impossible to make beautiful quilts out of all the gorgeous fabrics that are available. It's near impossible choosing from them all.
But, for those of you like me who see something and want everything, but have no means, either time or money, to sew a quilt with them, but MUST HAVE them nonetheless, I have a solution.
When I see something I must have, but can't afford to make a quilt with, I sew pillow cases with them. It's a small inexpensive project and allows you to have a variety of beautiful fabrics in your home.
the FACT that they're impossible to coordinate with other bedcoverings is neither here nor there.
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I have sewn pillow cases out of fabrics that I've coveted, but could not justify buying.
I also, of course, use up scraps and leftovers from other projects the this way.
If you like the style of these pillowcases, you can download the pattern w/directions at the link.
The directions are hard to understand, and I had to actually be shown how to do it, but if anyone actually did download the directions to make one, if you have trouble, I'll be able to help you.
These were my first attempts before I found the pattern at the link. They're not as nice because my stitching shows. But, I used up scrap fabric and they're as good as any pillow case you'll get at K-Mart.
(sighs) My stitching is showing, but the pattern at the link shows you how to sew your pillowcase so this won't happen.