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Thread: Tube Pillow Case Please Help

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    I am trying to follow the Missouri Star Quilt on making a Tube Pillow it says 27 inches wide but what is the length of the material? This is probably a dumb question but when I cut the material it looks huge. Please help me. Thanks a bunch

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    Cut width of fabric 27" long so you end up with a piece 27"x 22"(when you fold it in half) Make sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by antiquegirl68
    I am trying to follow the Missouri Star Quilt on making a Tube Pillow it says 27 inches wide but what is the length of the material? This is probably a dumb question but when I cut the material it looks huge. Please help me. Thanks a bunch
    The measurement is 27 X the width of fabric (42" - 44" or so). It looks huge because it's open and not yet folded in half. Just follow the Missouri instructions and you'll have no problem. I've made many, many of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antiquegirl68
    I am trying to follow the Missouri Star Quilt on making a Tube Pillow it says 27 inches wide but what is the length of the material? This is probably a dumb question but when I cut the material it looks huge. Please help me. Thanks a bunch
    Across the width of the fabric. Quilting cotton is usually 42-44" wide. Same with the narrower cut, WOF (width of fabric).

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    it is confusing at first but then it just clicks after the 10th time you watch the vid. at least that is how it went for me.

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    I make mine a little longer 28 or 29 for Queen or 30 inches for king size pillows.

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    Ok I know you guys are going to think I am so stupid. I am watching it and she is cutting it off the bolt. So I put the fold to the left and I cut the two peices 27 inches wide I am so confused my material is huge after I cut it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antiquegirl68
    Ok I know you guys are going to think I am so stupid. I am watching it and she is cutting it off the bolt. So I put the fold to the left and I cut the two peices 27 inches wide I am so confused my material is huge after I cut it.
    You need 1 piece of 27" wide by the width of the fabric for 1 pillowcase. Then you open that piece it is 27" X about 42".

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    The fold would not be on the left if Im thinking correctly, the fold is at the top (or the bottom even), but not left or right.

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    You cut 27 long,not side to side.you will sew the salvage edges together after the rest is done.Connie in CO

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    Quote Originally Posted by antiquegirl68
    I am trying to follow the Missouri Star Quilt on making a Tube Pillow it says 27 inches wide but what is the length of the material? This is probably a dumb question but when I cut the material it looks huge. Please help me. Thanks a bunch
    Here's a picture,cut 27 long or length, not width.Width goes around the pillow.
    It will be longer after the rest is sewn on.Connie in CO
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    So do I have a fold on the bottom pillow case and sew up the sides?

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    i make pillowcases from a free pattern i have a print out of. 27x41 is the measurement. then i think 12 inches of focus end fabric and an inserted one of 3 inches folded. the 41 or so is the fold that would go around the pillow. not 22. maybe they mean cutting 22 with the fabric folded.
    here is a freebie
    http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpa...se-pattern.htm
    and this one
    http://www.craftandfabriclinks.com/p...ses/cases.html

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    I sew up the bottom and the side.The top of pillowcase will have the nice cuff already done.

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    so then the width is the width of the material? I put the fold to the side?

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    Try this video... :)

    http://robinquiltsetc.com/freepatternstutorials.html

    robin (not the same one)

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    Thanks everyone I think I finally got it.

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    You have to show us you pillowcases.Sorry i had to go to town to pick up our car that was being worked on.

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    Go to allpeople quilt.com I make a ton of pillow cases. I have use lace edging for the 2" trim. I found a bargain in the garment district in Los Angeles.

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    Here is a simple pillowcase pattern. It's dimension are a little smaller but you can go with the ones on the Ytube.
    Body of pillowcase is cut 27"with the fold on the bottom, then trim off the selvege on the top. Open the cut body and attache the cuff to the long side. Begin sewing case together at the cuff, reinforce your first stistches, continue down the side and then along the back and your case is done. I usually zig zag over the seams to keep pillowcase from fraying.

    http://conkerrcancer.org/pillowdirections.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by antiquegirl68
    I am trying to follow the Missouri Star Quilt on making a Tube Pillow it says 27 inches wide but what is the length of the material? This is probably a dumb question but when I cut the material it looks huge. Please help me. Thanks a bunch
    27" x WOF ... it does look huge, but remember you will be folding in half, and a pillow case is pretty large, when we stop and look at it! :)

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    Okay, lets see if I can help. When you purchase your fabric... it is folded. I buy one yard and use access on another pillowcase... perfect. One yard..minus 27 inches leaves 9 inches for the cuff on second case.
    Now lay your fabric out as it was on the bolt.... fold on the left side. Measure down 27 inches and cut... leaving 9 inches. That seems to be your question. I have made dozens of these and they are sooooo much fun. Good luck.

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    Great patterns. Thanks for sharing :thumbup:

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    http://twiddletails.blogspot.com/201...llowcases.html

    Maybe seeing it done in photos will help? I like Missouri Quilt videos but had to resort to a photo tute for the pillow case.

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    your fold and selvedges become the long sides of the pillowcase. the cut ends become the hemmed (trimmed) and sewn ends.

    Try laying your folded fabric on a pillowcase. Help you visualize. ...you said you "got it". Just making sure. :)

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