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Friday, October 9, 2009

Halloween Pillowcase

We always enjoy meeting people at the quilt shows.

Last week in Chantilly, I spoke to one customer who bought numerous one yard cuts of Halloween fabric. She always makes Halloween pillowcases for her children and her neices and nephews. What a great idea! They trick or treat with the pillowcases plus have a FUNctional gift from her.

Here is a quick easy way to make pillow cases.

Cut 3/4 yard for body of pillow case. Cut 1/4 yard for band.

  1. Fold the band in half lengthwise with wrong sides together.

  2. Pin the raw edges of the band to top edge of the body, RST. Stitch.

  3. Press the seam toward the body of the pillowcase.

  4. Fold the pillowcase in half, wrong sides together, lining up the selvage edges.

  5. Trim the selvage edges so the they are even.

  6. Stitch along the side and bottom of the pillowcase.

  7. Turn it right side out. Done!
Happy Apple Quilts Halloween Fabric Clearance Sale

Have Happy and Safe Trick or Treats!

1 comment:

  1. Good Morning! Shouldn't #1 say wrong sides together? I make my pillowcases this way, but I add a trim made with a 3" X WOF strip. I also overlock all of my raw seams.
    It takes a bit more time, but I like to do it so that the seams don't fray when washed.
    Thanks so much for posting this pattern!
    Laurie Evans