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Thread: Pillowcase to store your quilt?

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    Senior Member miholmes's Avatar
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    Good Afternoon All,

    At a recent retreat I was told I should always get extra fabric and make a pillowcase to store my new quilt in. So when giving it as a gift, have a card with the instructions for how to wash it and then indicate it should be rolled and put back in the pillowcase, etc....

    So I was out looking for a tutorial on HOW to machine a pillowcase and found this tutorial from the Missouri Star Quilt Company on Youtube....and all I can say is.......IT'S GENUS....COMPLETELY GENUS! :)

    I was kind intimidated because I have only ever made quilt tops, no other sewing under my belt, and the thought of hems and things scare me. This COMPLETELY my seed. You only have to sew along 3 lines and you get a gorgeous pillowcase!!!

    I know I know....you are thinking I'm posting too many videos as of late. Sorry about that, but I thought this is a great watch for people who wanted to make a pillowcase, but thought it would be difficult to attempt.

    http://www.youtube.com/missouriquilt...51/MrYWCma9wgM

    ~Michael

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    This is a good video, just keep them coming, Michael!

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    I love this method of making a pillowcase. Found it myself about a month ago.

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    I like to make a pillowcase when giving as a gift and use it as the wrapping.

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    That is just to simple and so cute. Thanks for sharing. Where was that when I was makinig a bed set for my grand-daughter?

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    I have always heard the same thing about making a pillowcase for your quilts. Unfortunately, I haven't always done it.

    Thanks for posting!

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    Thanks, Michael!

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    Thank you. Now I want to make one!

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    Michael, Thanks, great tute. Will definitely try this one. Also like the Million Pillowcase Challenge & will do a few.

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    this might be a silly question but if you're supposed to roll the quilt for storage wouldn't you make a tube instead of a rectangle?

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    Great link! I will definitely be making a few of these.

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    If I see your name and a recommended video, I know it will be a good one!!!! thank you so much...Naomi
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    They are WAY easy to do and if you make it - you can make it the correct size (no need to be just pillowcase size).

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    Very handy, Definitely worth bookmarking!!!

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    Thanks Michael,
    great tutorial,but now you just added one more thing to my to do list. :)

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    When I enter a quilt for a how we put them in pillow cases so it's easy to fold and have ready for us to pick up. Labels on it too. Might have to make a case to go with my gift quilts. Good idea. Love your videos. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    this might be a silly question but if you're supposed to roll the quilt for storage wouldn't you make a tube instead of a rectangle?
    LOL....not silly. I'm just going off of what was communicated to me. But they also said you should take them out and refold them every 2 months or so...

    I'm not an expert on this one. I was ALSO told to was them in a a specific detergent that you can get from any Farm Supply store, because it really gentle of your quilt...but the name of that eludes me right now.

    Hmmm.....this this would be a good thing to talk about and get a tut going for it. :P

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    That's a clever way to make a pillow case. Love learning new techniques to make the sewing go faster and look better.

    Thank you!

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    Thanks

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    that is so cool! thanks

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    oops

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    Quote Originally Posted by miholmes
    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    this might be a silly question but if you're supposed to roll the quilt for storage wouldn't you make a tube instead of a rectangle?
    LOL....not silly. I'm just going off of what was communicated to me. But they also said you should take them out and refold them every 2 months or so...

    I'm not an expert on this one. I was ALSO told to was them in a a specific detergent that you can get from any Farm Supply store, because it really gentle of your quilt...but the name of that eludes me right now.

    Hmmm.....this this would be a good thing to talk about and get a tut going for it. :P
    I think you are talking about *Orvis* horse shampoo, it is a paste and extremely gentle.

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    I am a huge fan of Missouri Star Quilt co. and their videos. I have made many pillowcases using their method. It is super easy and fast!! Love it!

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    I am a huge fan of Missouri Star Quilt co. and their videos. I have made many pillowcases using their method. It is super easy and fast!! Love it!

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    thanks for sharing

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