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Thread: Pillowcase quilt finished!

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    Beautiful job.

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    Very nicely done and an heirloom to boot .. what a wonderful idea .. Thanks for sharing
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    You did a beautiful job!

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    I've never seen a quilt like this before and I absolutely LOVE it! Thank you for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineneedles4 View Post
    I've never seen a quilt like this before and I absolutely LOVE it! Thank you for sharing.

    Vanessa in Oklahoma
    I also had never seen or heard of a quilt made with embroidered pillowcases. I have several pairs - ones done by the lady I am named for and some done by me when I was a teenager. They are tucked away in a cedar chest because I could not think of actually using them as pillowcases. This is a great idea - thank you so much for sharing your quilt and for the inspiration!

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    That is so very special.

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    Your quilt is beautiful! My late mom embroidered lots of pillow cases, many with hand crocheted lacy edges. But, alas, all of them have been well used so I don't have any to put into a quilt.
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    What a great idea. Wonderful quilt. Great job.

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    Soooooo nice.
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    You did a lovely job. What a good idea to use the pillow cases for a quilt.

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    Beautiful quilt and a wonderful idea of using the pillowcases
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    Beautiful quilt and so full of precious memories! You've got quite a treasure .

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    What a great Idea! Love your quilt. Great Job!
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    How preciously beautiful! What a grand idea! And you're right about linens not lasting long in a linen closet. My grandmother had beautiful handkerchiefs that we gave her but she wouldn't use them because she was "saving them for special occasions." She started using some of them after some dry rotted in the Texas heat of the linen closet. So glad you made such good use of yours.

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    That quilt is enough to bring me to tears. It is gorgeous and what a treasure. I'm glad you FMQ'd it instead of using the embroidery machine. It is your art along with your Mother's art.
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    What a great idea. I was given a set of pillowcases from each of my great aunts back in the 70's that they had each embroidered. I hadn't thought about making a quilt out of them. I think they may be my next big project! Love your quilt by the way.

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    Wow!! how special is that. Beautiful quilt.
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    Incredible lovely and thoughtful. What a treasure!

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    Your quilt is such a great keepsake and so pretty.

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    I have plans for one but need to get the yellow out first

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    Oh my gosh. You did a beautiful job and the handwork is lovely. Good for you for honoring all the hand embroidery by not using your machine. These humble, beautiful works of art are to be seen and admired and you will do that now. What a great idea and execution!
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    Quote Originally Posted by solstice3 View Post
    I have plans for one but need to get the yellow out first
    I had two pillowcases that weren't as white as the others. It helped to use the back of them both for parts of their blocks as it seemed whiter there (perhaps because they were folded/stored and that helped protect the backs). I really noticed the colour difference between those two blocks and the others before I did the quilting but now I don't notice any differences. The quilting made all the difference! I asked family friends to tell me which blocks looked a different white and they couldn't see any difference. Maybe they're polite but I don't notice the difference either. LOL!

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    What a great way to preserve those hand embroidered pillowcases. The ones I have that my Mom made haven't held up well with all the use they got, but they are still a treasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan View Post
    That quilt is enough to bring me to tears. It is gorgeous and what a treasure. I'm glad you FMQ'd it instead of using the embroidery machine. It is your art along with your Mother's art.
    Thank you all so much! The people on this board are so supportive! I know I love looking at everyone's wonderful creations but need to spend more time giving feedback to others. Your kind words mean so much! And it's so inspiring to look through all the pictures - we can get so many great ideas from each other. I wish this quilt was my idea but no, I'm a copycat. I'm just so very grateful to have seen a pillowcase quilt that got me started on my project.

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    It's beautiful.

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