I have made pillowcases a few times on the blog, using different techniques and patterns. I’ve shown you the burrito (or rolled, or hot dog) method, and a quick serger method. Some have had pockets, and my favorite Travel Pillow Case has handles too. For Autumn Jubilee (#AutumnJubilee2020), I thought it would be a quick and fun project to add some fall color to your bedrooms and guest rooms, and show yet one more way to do a pillowcase project.
Begin with the selection of some pretty fabrics, you’ll need the main fabric print and two accent fabrics. The quilt above is my Square Dance pattern from my Scrap Dance series, and contains these fabrics. So they were a perfect choice for some Autumn Jubilee pillowcases.
Cutting instructions –
Main base fabric – one rectangle 27-inches x 40-inches
Cuff Accent fabric – one rectangle 9-inches x 40-inches
Accent strip fabric – 2-inches x 40-inches
Start assembly by pressing the accent strip longways in half, meeting the raw edges.
Layer the strip on top of the base fabric. On the cuff fabric, press up one long edge 1/4-inch. Lay the unpressed edge on top of the first two, right sides together, raw edges meeting.
Sew with a 1/4-inch seam.
Press the seam toward the cuff.
Fold the pillowcase right sides together, meeting cuff to cuff and base to base. Make sure the accent strip is toward the base fabric, and the seam is toward the cuff.
Sew the side seam and across the bottom. Use a zigzag stitch on the edge if desired to finish the edge and prevent raveling.
Turn the pillow cuff down to meet the inside seam, enclosing the raw edge of the cuff and the seam allowance of the case base previously sewn.
Topstitch on the edge.
On the outside, a seam line barely can be seen.
Make two for your bed.
A festive Autumn Jubilee guest room!!
This fall, I was in the American Patchwork and Quilting’s ad in two magazines for their Million Pillowcase Challenge. My quote is in the purple box. In corresponding with the wonderful people at Better Homes and Gardens, I wanted to do more to help them get to their goal. So make a couple of Autumn Jubilee pillowcases for your own bed, and then a few more in everyday prints to send off, or donate in your area. If you donate to your local charity, be sure to let them know so they can add yours to the challenge. A number of quilt shops in the nation will take these as well, just check the challenge website for a list. In our local area, Beginnings is taking them, and will be donated to the two shelters in town.
Today’s giveaway is a fabulous prize package from Meredith Publishing, publishers of All People Quilt, American Patchwork and Quilting, and Quilts and More magazine. Leave a comment on this post, then click on the rafflecopter icon below to enter the drawing. US shipping only.
Do you have festive pillowcases for seasonal use? Have you made any pillowcases for the challenge?
You can buy my Scrap Dance patterns on My Patterns page. Your purchases, and using my affiliate links pay the costs of bringing you free events like Autumn Jubilee. Thank you!!
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