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Old 07-26-2012, 04:53 AM
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Awe, that's great. I have made some pillowcases, gonna make some more and find a place to donate em. I love making em, they're fun, quick, and easy to make. Glad your GD ok.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:01 AM
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I've made many, many pillowcase for Conker, Ronald MacDonald House, Benjamin Smiles, my grandchildren & gifts for friends-kids of all ages love them and they do get used. I make them using the burrito method (but didn't know the name) and also use the 3rd accent piece, I cut mine 3 inches wide, then fold in half. And from seeing my grandchildren's pillowcases that 3rd piece starts to look wonky after washings because it needs to be ironed. But no one has time to iron a pillowcase, working Mom's or caregiver of a sick child, so I started top stitching the upper & lower edge of the accent piece-it only takes a minute & that piece stays nice & flat & attractive after many washings.
I feel all the quilts, blankets, pillowcases, etc are very much appreciated. My daughter & her husband adopted a newborn, when they brought him home from the hospital he was wrapped in a fleece blanket with a hand crocheted lace edging that someone in the hospital auxillary had made. That baby is now 5 yrs old, a wonderful child and my daughter still cherishes that blanket, when they get out his baby book and talk about the day he was born she gets out that blanket to show him & explains why it is so special.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:19 AM
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It is heartening to know that our donations are used. I am always afraid that I am going to find something I made in a thrift shop or at a yard sale.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:19 AM
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What a heartwarming story. I live near Federal Way so that makes your story extra special. Encourages me to think more about doing donation pieces.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:43 AM
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It took me a little while to really understand and appreciate the value of charity work. My first goal was to make a quilt for every member in my family, got that half done, but before I could get to my brother, he died. So that kinda put my skiders on......Charity work be it baby blankets for the local NICU, or Project Linus, of the pillow cases for the local childrens cancer ward....just gives you such a warm, deep down fuzzy feeling that can not be replaced by anything else in the world.....and with charity quilts you can pretty much do what floats your boat at the time and off it goes to bring a smile to a child.....
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:36 AM
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My friend, who has a serger, and I make pillow cases for our local CASA children. This children are taken out of their homes, sometimes in the middle of the night, and have nothing. What few belongings they do accumulate can be transported from foster home to foster home in those pillow cases ~ it's something that is theirs to keep while they have to live like this.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Pat625 View Post
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!!

excellent video for pillowcases
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:41 AM
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My pillow cases go to the local CASA Advocacy center for children who must be removed from an abusive situation. They can put their few possessions in the pillow cases and have them in a safe place.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:42 AM
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This is a great tut if you need a visual concept of the process....love Jenny at MSQC......
the only thing I would add is to top stitch the little 'third' piece down perhaps an 1/8" from
the folded edge as it tends to not want to lay flat after washing and what mother wants to
have to iron a pillowcase when she is dealing with a sick child.....Jenny cuts her piece 2", I cut
mine 1-1/2" all depends on the look you want....
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:25 PM
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I'm like some of the others. I've always wondered if donated items are actually used and you've answered that question. Your stories are very touching. Hope your GD's arm is healing well and she'll be good as new in no time.
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