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Thread: Pillow Cases

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    How much fabric does it take to make 2 cases with 1 or 2 contrasting fabrics?

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    For each one you need:

    9.5" X Width of Fabric (about 42 inches) - for the "cuff"

    2.5" X width of fabric - if you want a small contrasting band

    27" X width of fabric - for the body

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    For 2 pillowcases, you would need:

    19" X WOF - for the "cuff"

    5" X WOF - if you want a small contrasting band

    54" X WOF - for the body

    Remember, a yard is 36". Also, remember if you are purchasing fabric, allow a couple extra inches for straightening the fabric if it isn't cut straight.

    Hope this helps.

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    Thanks.

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    Thanks. I have been wanting this info too!

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    Check out the tutorial at missouriquiltco.com

    They have a great one.

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    She's right. I use the video from missouristarquilting.com also.
    There's is the best, I think.

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    They are so fast and easy.I do the french seams.I've been cutting mine 28" for main, 9" for band and sometimes i use gathered lace to put in the seam between the main fabric and the outer band.I've made acouple pairs of flannel cases,boy nice and warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    She's right. I use the video from missouristarquilting.com also.
    There's is the best, I think.
    Me too!!

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    This is a great pattern, I have made them with french seams comes out nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Connie in CO
    They are so fast and easy.I do the french seams.I've been cutting mine 28" for main, 9" for band and sometimes i use gathered lace to put in the seam between the main fabric and the outer band.I've made acouple pairs of flannel cases,boy nice and warm.
    I agree - they are easy. I usually make one as wrapping paper when giving a quilt as a gift.

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    27" for the body is fine if the pattern is non-directional, like the deep blue snowman and reindeer pillowcase.

    But if there is a directional picture and you want the picture to run the length of the pillowcase, like the light blue snowman/reindeer pillowcase or the birthday pillowcase, you'll need to sew the cuff to the selvage edge. You'll need 45" of fabric (instead of 27").

    There will be fabric left over along the other selvage.

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    I'd measure the pillows for the cases. I absolutely HATE the cases that come with sheet sets, they are so skimpy even with the more expensive brands. I hate the way I have to force them together to shove them into the case when the bed has to be remade.
    I make mine about 3 inches wider and 4 longer than the ones I buy. When I have to change the bed, I don't wind up mad at everything now.
    Each time I buy a set for the bed, I buy an extra bottom sheet just for this, and use the extras for quilting.

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    Boy,makes me want to get out my fabric and make more.

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    Check out the Missouri star quilts website. The tutorial is so easy. And, they turn out so neat!!!

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    3/4 yd for body and 1/4 yd for cuff

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    This reminds me I have to get going on some pillow cases for Christmas gifts.

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    I make my pillowcases using a serger, sometimes use lace instead of the 1" band.

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    I have probably made a dozen sets of those so far. I even make them for our Kingsize bed by adding length to them. I made some for us using flannel. I use my serger. Nice and warm for this time of year.

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    I sold several pair of my kiddie's pillow cases at our local Church Craft Sale for $20 a pair, and they sold well. Nice Christmas present.

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    Oatw13, Thanx sew much for this info. I had lost my directions, and have been wanting these measurements really bad. Another angel on the board.

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    A group of ladies that I meet with joined the Million Pillowcase Challenge. We took twenty (20)pillowcases to the Homes of Hope for Children, a local children's home.

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    Here is another great video

    Enjoy!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLnrC9yo8tY

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    I recently gave a pillow case to a friend who quilts a lot and the first thing she did was look at the inside seam and comment on how the seam shouldn't show and the "right" way to do it even though I followed the Missouri Star Quilt Company's directions. How rude.

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