Did you know the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge by APQ is still ongoing? It’s a quick way to use up some excess stash.

I have instructions on my website from several years ago when I was taught how to make them at a HeartStrings sew-in and there are also patterns at the link above. 


3 thoughts on “Pillowcases

  1. Jackie in NJ

    Mary, I just read this on another blog:

    American Patchwork & Quilting is hosting the third annual One Million Pillowcase Challenge 24-Hour Sew-a-Thon at its headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. Starting at 3:00 P.M. on Friday, September 16th and running through 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 17th.

    you can participate even if you don’t live in the Des Moines area. You can donate pillowcases to a local/national charity of your choice- shelters, hospitals, nursing homes, Red Cross, disaster victims, etc. Many local shops also act as drop off points, so you can just bring your pillowcases in and they will take care of getting them to the charities, if you’d rather do that. What an incredible way to use our hands and hearts and talents to serve others!!! Click here for a list of charities (or to submit your charity as a recipient.) Looking for a shop that is collecting pillowcases? Just click here.

  2. Cindy in NC

    After finding your instructions in 2010 I turned fabric I had inherited from my mother into more than 200 pillowcases (made over the course of one year). I have probably made close to 100 more since then. Thanks to you I was able to transform fabric that had been sitting in tubs into useful items that also honored my mother.

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