Starry Night pillowcases

Old 10-12-2015, 12:10 PM
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I bought the entire bolt when I saw this fabric at Joann's - my mom is absolutely nutty for Starry Night stuff, so these are going to be her birthday gift (early December) and I will be using the rest to make throw pillows and some shopping totes and smaller zipper bags for her as her Christmas gift. I think she'll like it.

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I've never made pillowcases before but I think they turned out pretty good! I want to make a bunch more - some will be for charity but also some for more family members for Christmas - I plan on using scraps from past quilts I've given to each person for the cuff and/or accent parts for their pillowcase(s), so they'll coordinate with gifts from last year & year before.

I made these with the "magic pillowcase" tutorial that's all over the place online. (I'm at work but I can scrounge up a link later if people want it. Almost every single pillowcase pattern/tutorial I found was this same pattern though, should be easy to find!)
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Old 10-12-2015, 12:13 PM
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I have ideas for fun variations too, I think I want to try doing one with prairie points in place of the accent color strip for my gran-in-law's gift. Her most recent quilt was in 30's repro fabrics so I think that'd be cute.

I'm also thinking of a flippable pillow - cotton on one side, flannel on the other...might be awesome, or might be a disaster! LOL
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Great pillowcases! And I love your plans for the rest of your gifts.
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Those are great - I am going to make Minions and Dr Who pillowcases for the grandkids for Christmas.
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Great cases and fabric!
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I also love that painting! Lucky find on the fabric! Good job!
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Old 10-12-2015, 04:48 PM
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Love your pillowcases!! Great job.
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I like the inspiration. I think I might make up a couple too.
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Beautiful fabric... She will have such a wonderful time at Christmas unwrapping the gifts you are making for her!
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Perfect fabric for your mom. I'm kind of a Starry Night nut myself. That magic pillowcase is how I made my first pillowcase a few months ago. Fun.
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