New Pillowcases

I bought some flannel cupcake fabric to make a pillowcase.

Then I saw some great flannel cupcake fabric at another shop and bought it to make a pillowcase. It turns out the two pieces were the same. If someone had bought it for me, I would have said “great minds think alike.” Since I just bought both pieces, apparently forgetting I bought it the first time, I have to wonder. I guess I really liked that fabric.

Cupcake Pillowcases
Cupcake Pillowcases

I have been on a near-frenzy lately washing fabric. The pieces of flannel got caught in the madness. Since I am trying to stay in the black in terms of fabric usage, I decided to make some pillowcases. They are a quick and easy yard of usage.

I thought I would give these to a niece who has recently become engaged. I am not sure she would like the colors, though, so I may give them to someone else.

Author: JayeL

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

4 thoughts on “New Pillowcases”

  1. Funny you’d be talking pillowcases right now. I just talked to our guild’s donation coordinator about having a challenge this fall that involved making pillowcases. She thought it would be a great idea. I am the chairman of the Challenge Committee, so I get to pick the challenges we do. I figured pillowcase would be great to make, not only for donations but for holiday gift giving too.

    What I mostly wanted to say though, was if it weren’t for your posting, oh so many years ago, about making burrito pillowcases, I never would have thought of such things. So in the future, there will be a bunch of folks getting pillowcases around the holidays, because of YOU!

    Thank you. 😀

    1. I gave all the nieces and nephews pillowcases a few years ago and still find them to be appreciated gifts. Start now as they do get tiresome to make if you try and make them all at once. I don’t mind the sewing as it can be done leaders and enders style, but the cutting and especially the selecting of cuff fabrics is tiresome. Have fun!

  2. Pretty funny. Your story reminds me of how I go to library sales and often come back with books we already have! Like you, “I must have really liked those books!”

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