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Thread: Starry Night pillowcases

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    Starry Night pillowcases

    I bought the entire bolt when I saw this fabric at Joann's - my mom is absolutely nutty for Starry Night stuff, so these are going to be her birthday gift (early December) and I will be using the rest to make throw pillows and some shopping totes and smaller zipper bags for her as her Christmas gift. I think she'll like it.

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    I've never made pillowcases before but I think they turned out pretty good! I want to make a bunch more - some will be for charity but also some for more family members for Christmas - I plan on using scraps from past quilts I've given to each person for the cuff and/or accent parts for their pillowcase(s), so they'll coordinate with gifts from last year & year before.

    I made these with the "magic pillowcase" tutorial that's all over the place online. (I'm at work but I can scrounge up a link later if people want it. Almost every single pillowcase pattern/tutorial I found was this same pattern though, should be easy to find!)

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    I have ideas for fun variations too, I think I want to try doing one with prairie points in place of the accent color strip for my gran-in-law's gift. Her most recent quilt was in 30's repro fabrics so I think that'd be cute.

    I'm also thinking of a flippable pillow - cotton on one side, flannel on the other...might be awesome, or might be a disaster! LOL

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    Great pillowcases! And I love your plans for the rest of your gifts.

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    Those are great - I am going to make Minions and Dr Who pillowcases for the grandkids for Christmas.
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    Great cases and fabric!

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    I also love that painting! Lucky find on the fabric! Good job!

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    Love your pillowcases!! Great job.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I like the inspiration. I think I might make up a couple too.
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    Beautiful fabric... She will have such a wonderful time at Christmas unwrapping the gifts you are making for her!

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    Perfect fabric for your mom. I'm kind of a Starry Night nut myself. That magic pillowcase is how I made my first pillowcase a few months ago. Fun.

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    The fabric looks like one of those impressionist paintings. Nicely done.
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    Very nice fabric. I love the pillowcase pattern. They are so quick & easy & professional looking. Not to mention fun & useful. Your Mom will love all of your great gifts for sure. Fantastic job!

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    I love the pillowcases! I love Vincent Van Gogh's work and definitely need some of that fabric.

    I made pillowcases for a some of my friend's who also have dachshunds 2 years ago for Christmas. They were a huge hit. I'm sure your mom will love those.
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    I love them! I love making pillowcases too, one suggestion, since your accent strip is a little wide, you may want to put a decorative stitch down the center of it, looks nice, and keeps it from crinkling up when washed!
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    Great fabric find!! The pillowcases are adorable.

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    Not a bad idea on the accent strip! Future pillowcases, I think, will have narrower bands - I don't really like how wide it is, but since it was my first time using that pattern I stuck with what they recommended. I think I'd prefer it about half that wide.

    I have a pretty big stash of vintage lace - I think for my mother-in-law and my grandmother-in-law I will use a couple rows of lace as the accent strip. I think it'll look nice and it suits their style. I was also thinking that I could use some satin, for a little bit of shine... For my niece (who is super into skeletons right now) I have some ribbon with dancing skeletons that I was thinking I could use to gussy up a plain fabric strip...

    SO many fun possibilities!!

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    Your pillowcases are wonderful - starry night is such a great painting!

    When you have time, could you post the link for the magic pillowcase? I helped my great niece make a quilt for her this summer and would love to make pillowcases for her for Christmas.

    Thanks

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    I love your pillowcases. When did you get the fabric. My niece is getting married in Dec and that is the print she has used for all her invitations. I made her some Mickey Mouse pillowcases for her shower but these would be great.

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    Love your fabrics!! And the pillowcases are one of my favorite things to make! Wonderful job and ideas u have!
    take plenty of pic of family & friends, keep tabs on loved ones but make time for yourself !

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    I bought that same fabric to make something for my daughter, it is her favorite picture. I was not sure what I wanted to do.
    Thanks for the idea! It is not a bad price for the fabric. I may need another yard I only bought 1 yard. thanks!
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