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    lessons learned on pillow case

    I needed a king size fat pillow case for my pillow...The ones store bought were just too tight and difficult to put on....so I thought I would make one....I hauled out some material that I thought I liked , measured and cut carefully (I thought) and aimed for a "professional" look. Mistake number one....I cut the case the finished size. The instructions had them the first thing....So the top part of the pillow case was missing 4 inches. I sewed up the side and bottom, then zig-zagged the seams (first time I have done this). I measured and found I could make a 3 inch fold over for the top. then I went to press it and found the material was horrible. It did not iron out the wrinkles no matter what and I muttered to myself that it would probable look better with the pillow in it. So I did my first pillow with lousy material with less than stellar results but LOTS of lessons and I have a pillow case which was my goal. I now am going to make the other one I have cut out (same material in a regular size for my husband) Lots of lessons learned.
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    I have done a few of those lesson learning projects.....It does however make a great freezer topper.

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    LOL I too have made many things and learned lessons from them...ok so it's been all of the things I've made...who's to know right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947 View Post
    .....it does however make a great freezer topper.
    lmao!!!

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    I have made this exchange. Thanks everyone for looking.

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    Making kitchen curtains is a learning experience for me every so many years when I tackle them again. I either forget to add an inch or I make the pocket rod too tight. I do have a book about making curtains and drapes of all kinds. Just too lazy to get it out.
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    Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep......plus you learn more from your mistakes than your successes. Put them on a smaller pillow and consider them perfect.

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    So sorry you had a problem. Jenny Doan has a great tut on making pillowcases on Moussiouri Star quilt company.

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