Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pillowcase tube style

While I was deciding what to do about the blank space on my AMH Birds of a Feather quilt I took on a small request for a family member.  To make two pillowcases each out of 3 fabric colors measuring 27", 9" and 3".  I used one of Missouri Star Quilt Company's tutorials with a few tweaks to make these cuties.

The tweaks were mostly due to the fact that the fabric given to me was flannel.  After retrimming the fabric with a rotary cutter I had 27", 9" and 2"

First I opened up then rolled up the 27" fabric and sewed on the folded 2" piece.  I did this to avoid the bulky slide of 5 layers of fabric.  This way the folded 2" fabric stayed put showing a nice straight width of the decorative stripe.  

Then I wrapped the 9" fabric piece around the previously stitched piece and sewed the seam (DO NOT SEW THE ENDS)

Once it is sewn pull all the fabric out of the tube giving you a piece that is approximately 31" x 43"

Fold it in half right sides together and sew or serge down the side and along the bottom.  This will complete the perfect pillowcase.

Although I always clean my machine then I finish a project I found it necessary to clean it out between pillowcase 1 & 2 due to the flannel lint.

Doing the projects above while all of you fantastic ladies posted suggestions about the way to finish the AMH quilt worked out perfectly.  I loved the idea if the horizontal lines, adding something like birds or words and when one suggested the lines mimic the wind I knew what to do.  

I went with horizontal wavy lines inserting a few individual fallen leaves randomly.  I love it ladies thank you, I may be using some of the other suggestions in a future quilt!

Ta-done just in time for my MQG meeting, yay!
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  1. Yay! The pillow cases are really cute, and I love how you finished out the quilting on the AMH quilt.

  2. Lovely quilting! Pillow cases are really lovely!

  3. Love the pillow cases, I use that same pattern. I made 20 for charity and then finally made some for my own bed. Now the hubby can tell his pillows from mine :) Great quilting, looks awesome.

  4. Thanks for sharing how you made the pillow cases. I need to make a couple, so I'll bookmark your post. your quilting is beautiful.

  5. I made tons of pillowcases last year. It's so fun making them this way, and easy too.

  6. That quilting idea was spot on! Are you going to show us the whole quilt soon?

  7. Pillowcases make great presents. Yours look great!


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