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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

PILLOWCASE AND BAGS

This is the pillowcase I’m sending to Barb. Isn’t it cute? When I heard she needed pillowcases I remembered a kit I purchased over a year ago, but never got around to making. I got this kit from The Quilting Season. You can download the pattern here. What? You say. Who needs a pattern to make a pillowcase? You will like this pattern. What makes it unique are the instructions for putting it together. It may not be new to some of you, but it was new to me. You gather all the pieces into a tube and sew it together in one long seam. Then you pull the material out of the tube and all you have to do is sew up the bottom and side seams. The top is all sewn and the seams are hidden. It couldn’t be easier. I love it.


I spent yesterday afternoon making these bags for the kids to use on Trick or Treat night. I had so much fun making them for my grandkids and friend’s kids. There are so many cute fabrics out there, that I really had to limit myself. Cluck Cluck Sew has a nice tutorial for making these bags.

Have your heard that Gum Tree Designers are giving you a free pattern every Monday over the months of October and November. These are creative women and the designs promise to be wonderful. You won’t want to miss a Monday visiting this site.

Until Next Time, Happy Quilting,
Caroll

5 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Thanks so much for the pillowcase pattern. I've never made the pillowcases before, and I had to raid my linen closet to send some down to Barb. Maybe I can figure out how to make them now. I appreciate the drawings as I am more visual in following directions :-)

Cindy said...

Oh my, what a FUN, FUN, FUN pillowcase. I have made this pattern several times for pillowcases. Doesn't it go fast and so easy. Great looking bags too.

I came across you on the Quilting Blogs site. Would love to come back regularly. Great blog.

SewCalGal said...

Your pillowcase is beautiful. Love the cats. I'm sure that Barbara will find someone impacted by the Tsunami that is really going to treasure it. And thank you for the link to the pattern too.

I also love, love, love your trick-o-treat bags. So cute. Wish they'd come to my door with those cute bags.

Thanks for sharing.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Larisa Bland said...

Love these! Thanks for all the links too.

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