This is a pattern of instructions to make a very easy decorative pillowcase. It will fit on a bed sized pillow. This pillowcase has no visible raw edges and no hand sewing of hems. The whole thing can be done in less than an hour. Detailed, illustrated instructions. Make a pillow case to match the quilt you just made out of extra pieces of fabric. It makes a great gift bag for a matching quilt.
I have been quilting for many, many years, and I still love creating beautiful things from fabric. I have been sewing since I was a child. My first sewing machine was a little hand-cranked toy which ...
I have been quilting for many, many years, and I still love creating beautiful things from fabric. I have been sewing since I was a child. My first sewing machine was a little hand-cranked toy which made a chain stitch. Then I had an electric one which had an on/off button. I finally graduated to a sewing machine with a foot pedal when I was 14. I started making my own clothes then. That was back in the days when fabric was inexpensive.
I started quilting as a means of keeping warm when I lived in a poorly heated house. Money was scarce, so I got old clothing from the thrift shop. I cut it up and sewed it into beautiful quilts. Gradually, the knitting, crochet, embroidery and macrame was pushed aside and quilting took over more and more of my spare time. I caught the bug and I was hooked.
I love cotton fabric. I love the different designs printed onto it. I have a large collection, probably more than I could ever use. I also love thread. Since I stopped buying so much fabric I now buy every beautiful spool of thread I see. Variegated thread is my favorite.
In my other life, I am a registered nurse working in a residential care plus emergency room facility in a very tiny town.