Thursday, June 11, 2009

One more thing....

After my lengthy post this morning, I forgot to show you a finish that I did this week! It's my daughter's new pillowcase, that I bought in Pittsburgh last month. Her dinky pillow doesn't really fit in this case. The instructions are for Queen size pillows. I guess I'll have to buy her a new one when I go to the store.

This is a really fun, fast project that will give you instant gratification. Here are the instructions:

Main body - 3/4 yard fabric
Tiny Accent Border- 3" length of fabric
Border - 1/4 Yard

1. Fold 3" strip in half lengthwise and press "wrong" sides together.
2. For border: Fold in half lengthwise and press "wrong" sides together.
3. Main body is used just as is.
4. Layer and pin the different raw edges in order:
a. The long 44" edge of main body, right side up.
b. Raw edges of the mini accent
c. Raw edges of the border.
5. Sew through all five layers using 1/4" seam.
6. Zigzag seam edge, or use a serger for all of your seams.
7. Iron the seam toward the pillowcase.
8. Fold pillowcase right sides together, pin well, matching the seams of the tiny border. Sew with 1/4" seam.
9. Zigzag if not using a serger.
10. Turn right sides out and press.

Give it a try! It's fun to have new pillowcases! Hopefully that's it for today!


Maggie said...

I love the gifts you made for your friend, and your pillow case is cute to.

If i had a waterfall to visit when i walked i would be much more inclined! the best i can hope to pass on a walk is a smelly river! and not a very big one at that, lol.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Very cute pillow case, Lorraine! I'd love to do an SAL on the SB piece with you! You tell me what/when/how and I'll be right there. I like the idea of seeing if anyone else is interested, too!

Siobhan said...

What lovely projects, Loraine!! I love the quilts, the pillow, and the table runner. YGG! I love the fabrics that you used on the pillow--very nice. Your daughter must love it!

Great progress on your Shores & Snapperland, too!

Ranae said...

I love that fabric and so would my DD's. I will have to try one. I need to go the fabric shop anyhow, lol.
I love that snippet box, what a fabulous finish. I bet she was thrilled to get such personal gifts.
I will keep your friend cindy in my prayers.
Happy thoughts!!

Hazel said...

Your pillowcase is fab! Love the Amish post you did. I love all things amish. xx