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    Pillowcases and Batman Fabric?

    A friend of mine commissioned batman pillow cases from me and I just need to know how many pillow cases I can get out of a yard. I was figuring two, but I'm not entirely sure. Also, where can I get Batman fabric for inexpensive?
    I'm so close to the first finish line, yet I feel so far away.

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    For a 20" x 30" (finished) pillowcase, you'll only be able to get one case, from a yard of 45" fabric.
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    Awesome! Thank you.
    I'm so close to the first finish line, yet I feel so far away.

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    google pillow case patterns I just did one for my daughter using the roll up method it was very easy. Sorry to say good luck finding cheap batman fabric.....it's hot right now and it's at top dollar. I would try to get free shipping if your ordering online but check Joanns if your close one (don't see your location).
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    I am close to one. It's a matter of having a friend that decided that she wants to approve the fabric and doesn't want to pay me very much... I just want enough to afford the fabric, especially since finances right now are going towards study abroad. As of right now, she's looking for two pillow cases.
    I'm so close to the first finish line, yet I feel so far away.

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    My pillow case pattern calls for 27" of the main print and 12" for the cuff. You can also add a coordinating 2 1/2" trim. This is for the rolled pillowcase. They are sooo easy. My 3 yo grandson shows his Avengers pillowcase to everyone who enters the house, even if they have seen it many times before.lol
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    Check with your friend what size pillows she wants these cases for, too.

    If your friend is 'cheap' - have her buy the fabric -

    If you choose to make 'plain' pillowcases - for a standard pillow (20 x 26) - with a four inch hem

    You would need a width of 41-42 inches - depending on how loose you like the pillow case and/or how wide you make your seams - and a length of at least 34 inches.

    The standard queen size pillow is 20 x 30 - and that would take a length of at least 38 inches.

    You can skimp and make narrower hems and that would take less fabric.

    You could make only one side of the pillowcase with the batman fabric - but that would mean a seam on each side, instead of a seam just on one side.

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    Why not pick a solid color from the Batman Fabric and then do a border in Batman. Would save lots of money especially if she wants 2!!

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    I just made my grandson Batman pillow cases. I used 29" for the main body and &" left over for the top of the other one. So his are batman and red top and red pillowcase and batman fabric for the other top. looks cute. So you could get away with one yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanamoms View Post
    Why not pick a solid color from the Batman Fabric and then do a border in Batman. Would save lots of money especially if she wants 2!!
    That's a great idea! You could do the Batman fabric as the cuff (is that what it's called?). Here are some sources of Batman fabric --->

    http://search.myquiltshops.com/cgi-s...=batman&Ignore=
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    Depending on the fabric, I would use the batman fabric to either be the body or the cuff and use a coordinating fabric for the other(1 yard works for at least 2 cuffs). Here is my go to pattern -- it gives you the basics and you can go from there. The only thing I normally do is a flange between the cuff and the body -- although I have done some piecing in the cuff.
    http://extension.usu.edu/files/publi...2006-102pr.pdf
    Here is another link with great ideas:
    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/millionpillowcases/
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    I told her that she'd have to buy the fabric, so she goes to etsy and looks at what they want for their pillowcases and has the audacity to come to me and complain about their prices. I think she said that she saw a set for thirty dollars. She said they were a little elaborate. I told her that the fabric alone was most likely a total of $20 and about $10 for the work put into the pillowcases. She shook her head and essentially told me that's not possible. Then she complained that she didn't like any of the fabrics, and I basically gave up and told her to buy her own fabric, send it to me and I'll make them. I still expect her to pay me due to the fact that she said she WOULD pay me. If I was not tight on cash, I'd go and get the fabric my self, and do it.

    I like the idea of print on one side and solid on the other... that would actually work better. Thank you!!!!

    (Sorry, I had to rant.)
    I'm so close to the first finish line, yet I feel so far away.

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    i use the roll up method, and it takes 27" for body, 9" for cuff, and 2" for piping trim. I love making em! Missouri star quilt co has a video tute on this method, sew easy!
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    I made my pillowcases 26 1/2 inches long by 21 inches wide(for ea side) using a 5 1/2 in border and 1 inch folded trim, using 45 inch wide material. Since there are different sized pillows I would measure the pillow it is going on first(or have it measured) in order to get the right size. If you need two pillow cases, then it would take 2 1/3 yards to make 1 pair of pillowcases(this depends on the width of the pillow).

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    I have made several for the grandkids - 26x41. I started at Halloween and now they request them for all holidays - I just sent them summer. Super quick and easy - mine have french seams, no raw edges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Latrinka View Post
    i use the roll up method, and it takes 27" for body, 9" for cuff, and 2" for piping trim. I love making em! Missouri star quilt co has a video tute on this method, sew easy!
    Yep, this is the same method I use. Just finished 5 of them and have 8 more to go. They are easy and look so professional when finished especially if I do a french hem for the side and bottom. For the kids I used kid themed prints for the body and stripes for the cuff. For the adults, I used white fabric for the body and then themed fabric for the cuff ... mostly sports team fabrics. Often I don't even bother with the piping trim unless I already have something I can use.

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    Try Hancockfabrics.com - I just bought some Scooby-Doo fabric for my four year old grandson to make a small travel size pillow case for him since he doesn't care for his Thomas the Train pillow cover now (it's going to his little brother). Scooby Doo was 5.39 a yard a few days ago. Good luck in your search.

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    How about plain pillowcases with a Batman applique (maybe even cut from a thrift store Batman T-shirt - stablized of course). I also think the idea of just the Batman cuff is a good one.

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    If you go to allpeoplequilt.com and check out the Million Pillowcase page you'll find patterns to make pillowcases. The body of one pillowcases is about 3/4 of a yard, the band 1/4 yard and 2 to 2 1/2 strip for contrast. May in Jersey

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    Go to JoAnns and use the 40% off coupon, or wait for the 50% coupon and the coupon for an extra 20% off, thats what i did, and they had a couple of differant batman fabrics. good luck
    Mary

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