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King pillowcase--cut fabric what size?

Old 09-18-2010, 07:49 AM
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I know that king size pillowcases are approx. 21x 40 finished

All the tutes I've seen only give measurements for standard pillowcases and they cut the fabric at 27" for a finished 21" x 30"

Can anyone tell me how much fabric I'll need to cut for the large section of a king size pillowcase?
(I know the contrast and cuff measurements will be the same as the standard).

I should be able to figure this out but I only have limited matching fabric left and I can't afford to goof.
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I would just take an old one you might have and use that as your pattern.
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:53 AM
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[quote=earlylace]I would just take an old one you might have and use that as your pattern.
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I agree, do take the old one...BUT FIRST of all, retry it on the king pillow. The ones I have are not cheapies, but I get mad every time I have to change them, simply because the manufacturers are too darn cheap to use 1 inch more fabric on them. I HATE them.

I am going to buy a king flat sheet and make me some that I don't have to fuss and fume about when merely changing the pillow cases.
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Originally Posted by earlylace
I would just take an old one you might have and use that as your pattern.
That would be so easy! But unfortunately I don't have any. They're for someone else.
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I googled and found this link for you

http://www.craftandfabriclinks.com/p...ses/cases.html

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Originally Posted by AlwaysQuilting
I know that king size pillowcases are approx. 21x 40 finished

All the tutes I've seen only give measurements for standard pillowcases and they cut the fabric at 27" for a finished 21" x 30"

Can anyone tell me how much fabric I'll need to cut for the large section of a king size pillowcase?
(I know the contrast and cuff measurements will be the same as the standard).

I should be able to figure this out but I only have limited matching fabric left and I can't afford to goof.
Thanks
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:59 AM
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Craftybear--
You're amazing.
I googled before I posted but somehow didn't find this site with the king size cutting directions.
Thanks!

Edited--- I just noticed that this tute makes pillowcases with just one fabric. But to make them with 3 fabrics I can subtract 2" for contrast band, and 9" for the hem equals 35" cut main fabric. (Just for future reference for me or anyone else.)
Thanks again.
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Measurements of my FINISHED King is 20X34 (you will need at least 40 X 34 inches of fabric) from end to beginning of the cuff. You will need to add your seam allowance. If you are doing french seams add between 3/4 to 1 inch if serging add at least 1/2 inch to the to both measurements.

Does this give you an estimate?

Was posting the same time as crafty...
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Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts
Measurements of my FINISHED King is 20X34 (you will need at least 40 X 34 inches of fabric) from end to beginning of the cuff. You will need to add your seam allowance. If you are doing french seams add between 3/4 to 1 inch if serging add at least 1/2 inch to the to both measurements.

Does this give you an estimate?

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Yes and I'm glad you mentioned french seams. I will do that and add 1".
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:32 AM
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Thank you for the great link :D:D:D
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