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Old 07-25-2012, 07:50 AM
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"I make Quilts For Kids here in Las Vegas. This has given me the incentive to make more knowing that they really do get used and loved."

That's great. I've had the opportunity with my local chapter of Project Linus to be on hand when quilts were given out, and it is wonderfully moving and inspiring to see how much the kids love getting a blanket. Makes it all worthwhile.

Thank you to everyone who quilts for charity!
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Pat625 View Post
Is there a pattern for the acceptable pillowcases? I would love to do some for a children's hospital. Also, what is a flange? I have seen the term once before and am clueless on what it means
For me the term FLANGE is the third fabric, and/or "piping look" between the main fabric and the end cuff. I use that type of construction a lot for added interest and it uses up small pieces of fabric......

Now if that is not a flange please some one let me know....
I will look today for the link of a burrito pillowcase.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:47 AM
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I checked the website and they don't say you need a flange..Not sure if I can do it nicely,,would need to practice...When they say finish the seams, could they be zig=zag stitched, since I do not have a serger?

Now I am curious about a burrito pillowcase!!
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:51 AM
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http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/millio...s/RollItUp.pdf

Found this tutorial when I searched burrito pillowcase
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Pat625 View Post
http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/millio...s/RollItUp.pdf

Found this tutorial when I searched burrito pillowcase
This is a SUPER DUPER tutorial, exactly like I make it, except I add an additional strip between the cuff and main body. cut it 1-1/2" wide, fold in half, (now 3/4") iron right side out....and lay on top of cuff, pin, then add main body...
This third piece just gives you an accent color or sometimes you need a division between the main body and cuff .....
Remember to wash when done, as these are put into immediate use, and fold and put into a quart size zip lock bag.....
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:50 AM
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It is gratifying to read these inspirational stories.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:07 PM
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I'm glad you GD found comfort in her gift.
Many years ago my Dd was in NICU for a week. The children's hospital ladies auxillary"pink ladies" gave out puppets to sick children. It was quite a big deal around here. My DD hated hers-they were little pink clowns. Everytime she saw it she would try to throw it away. Still hates clowns to this day.
it made me feel bad because i know they were made with the idea of giving comfort and smiles to sick children, but it didn't have that effect on DD. It also made my sad that such a simple thing brought such bad memories for my DD.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:12 PM
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That's awesome thanks for sharing !!
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:09 AM
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[QUOTE=joyce888;5391105]I make pillowcases for the Conker Cancer Org. They give pillowcases to every child facing a hospital stay, regardless of the circumstance. For the last two years I've made over 300 hundred cases and this year (so far) I've made over 50 but will be starting to ramp up once it cools off. I use three coordinating fabrics for the cases and mine also have a flange. For those who don't know the fabric and supplies (thread, needles, etc.) are tax deductible.

Yes, supplies are tax deductible. My CPA also says with the number of quilts I make for charity, my once a year sewing machine cleaning/tune up is deductible as well. Check with a tax person, though, to see if that will also work for you.
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:44 AM
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Wal Mart had some pillow case kits that included the 3 coordinating fabrics and that is where I found out how to make them. I did not know that you could make the cases as an item that Children's Hospitals use when a child is put into the hospital. I will definitely start making them as my contribution to "giving back". I was wondering if you could also make some with teenage type material as well. Not all children going into these hospitals are juveniles.
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