Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pretty Pretty Pillowcases

My creation

Ok...whatever...I was trying to be all cool and make a mosaic like our fearless leader Jessica does, only the links did not show up so I cannot give credit to the picture takers...so much for all my coolness! : )

Anyhow...onto the subject at hand...PILLOWCASES...our swap for September...yup September...can you even believe it is so far into this year...school starting...holidays coming...fall coming...Duck football....

Ok, back on track yet again...

Everyone at last meeting decided standard sized pillowcases would be best, as most of us have this size.

Here are a few tutorials, pick your favorite and do that one....the only I always use is this one...don't ask me why, I happen to dislike all the ads on the site, etc. but it explains it step by step really well. 

French seams are the way to go and easy peasy! 

Film in the Fridge has a good tute too...just look at all of hers picture above with those gorgeous poppies on a line!  Love it!

Here is a YouTube tute for those of you who like video instructions.

And just to throw it in....one more.

Ok, one more... I just can't help sharing today...here is a link to flickr and the tons and tons and tons of pillowcases creative people like us make. 

So make up those pillowcases ladies and lets have a fun swap.

Here is a funny side note...my 11-year old daughter loved our flash quilt show so much that she wants to plan out a flash pillow fight and thinks I should make her a case that says FLASH on it.  Hmmm, I could just see the headlines now... preteens stage flash pillow fight in the middle of the mall...somehow I don't think I am going to make this dream come true for her! LOL