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Thread: One million pillowcases!!

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    Have you seen this?

    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/millio...ses/index.html

    What a neat idea! There's a new hospice up close by--and several nursing homes... what a great summer project for me!! I have some b-r-i-g-h-t ones made from last summer that need a home. And this is a perfect way to work on stash. Yay!!

    Wouldn't these brighten up a room? :lol:
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    They would definitely brighten a room and a life. A very worthwhile project.

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    Love those fabrics.

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    My Guild recently started making and donating pillow cases to CHEO, the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa. One of our guild members is an OR nurse there, and she brought us the idea of making pillow cases.

    When the hospital found out what our Guild was doing, they asked us if we would also make "teaching dolls" for them. These are simple plain fabric dolls that the doctors and nurses use to explain a medical procedure to a child, and then the child gets to decorate and dress and keep the doll with them during their stay in hospital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ai731
    My Guild recently started making and donating pillow cases to CHEO, the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa. One of our guild members is an OR nurse there, and she brought us the idea of making pillow cases.

    When the hospital found out what our Guild was doing, they asked us if we would also make "teaching dolls" for them. These are simple plain fabric dolls that the doctors and nurses use to explain a medical procedure to a child, and then the child gets to decorate and dress and keep the doll with them during their stay in hospital.

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    Do you happen to have a pattern for these dolls? I have some patterns for a couple but maybe the one they use would be simpler. That's a great idea too & I could maybe see if our hospitals do this.

    Fritzy

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    A LQS here hosted a sew a thon this past Friday, trying to get a Thousand made that evening. But, I couldn't attend (boo hoo hoo). The weather did get a little crazy here. I really hated that I couldn't get in on that.

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    I picked the fabrics and cut them all out last night..putting them together this morning..

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    Here is the pattern and info for the dolls:
    http://www.chop.edu/service/child-li...lay-dolls.html




    Quote Originally Posted by Fritzy
    Quote Originally Posted by ai731
    My Guild recently started making and donating pillow cases to CHEO, the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa. One of our guild members is an OR nurse there, and she brought us the idea of making pillow cases.

    When the hospital found out what our Guild was doing, they asked us if we would also make "teaching dolls" for them. These are simple plain fabric dolls that the doctors and nurses use to explain a medical procedure to a child, and then the child gets to decorate and dress and keep the doll with them during their stay in hospital.

    Jan
    Do you happen to have a pattern for these dolls? I have some patterns for a couple but maybe the one they use would be simpler. That's a great idea too & I could maybe see if our hospitals do this.

    Fritzy

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    way cool.Thanks for the link

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    I just brought 15 over to my LQS last week and am working on more. They'll be donated to a local hospital here, for the children's cancer center. It sure is a good way to use up your stash, and they go together so fast.

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    Bravo!!!

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    Karla---I love your pillowcases. Someone will have really sweet dreams with their head resting on one of them.

    I have made pillowcases for my granddaughters for Easter, Halloween, Christmas, birthdays, etc. They are really fun to make and go together so easily. I need to make some for donation too.

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    watterstide thanks for the link! I printed the pattern & infor so I'll see what I can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritzy
    watterstide thanks for the link! I printed the pattern & infor so I'll see what I can do.
    Your welcome! here is another link to a u tube short video, on making pillow cases
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7moryq_ZRFY

    this is the way i do it. pillowcases make great gifts,charity,or just for yourself!

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    That's the pillowcase pattern I like too.

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    I have a bunch of pillowcases that didn't sell at the craft fair. Before I leave, they are going to Erika's House. It's a Womens Shelter and they also take in children that are from CPS. I'm sure the kids there would LOVE them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    Have you seen this?

    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/millio...ses/index.html

    What a neat idea! There's a new hospice up close by--and several nursing homes... what a great summer project for me!! I have some b-r-i-g-h-t ones made from last summer that need a home. And this is a perfect way to work on stash. Yay!!

    Wouldn't these brighten up a room? :lol:
    They are beautiful.

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    Can they be made from just one fabric?

    Or do they need to be "fancy"?

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    Question is repeated -

    Can they be of just one fabric? Some of the fabrics I have seem to be adequate all by themselves.

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    You can make them any way you want to. I am sure the recipient will be very grateful.

    Cheers!
    Rachel

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