Monday, August 19, 2013

1 Million Pillowcase Challenge

American Patchwork & Quilting 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge - I made a difference YOU CAN TOO! Click here to learn more.

Have you heard about the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge hosted by American Patchwork & Quilting? With our help they're trying to get 1 million handmade pillowcases donated to charity for children in need! And they've already passed the half-million mark!


So, this summer there was a contest to choose your favorite APQ Pillowcase Pattern.  The winning pattern was #32 Train Pillowcase.  We were invited to make a pillowcase using that pattern!

(There are 35 pillowcase patterns available for free on the American Patchwork & Quilt website, here!)

Here is my pillowcase! I decided to use only one of the applique pieces included in the pattern, a square piece. I used the Sweetish Turquoise print from Nordika for the body of the pillow, and Pure Elements Honey and Tender Green for the cuff.

I don't have a lot of experience with applique, but using Aurifil 50wt thread made it go really smoothly.  I used #2024. 

This was a really fun, quick sew, and I hope this pillowcase puts a smile on someone's face! I'll be donating it to the local Conkerr Cancer chapter to benefit American Family Children's Hospital here in Madison.  I can see the hospital from our apartment, which is pretty cool. Would you spare an afternoon to make a pillowcase too?

Make a Pillowcase. Make a Difference.
Here's how you can help:
1. Find a participating shop.
2. Make a case (or several!)
3. Be sure your donation counts! Update our online pillowcase counter by logging in here and adding your number, or send an email to millionpillowcases@meredith.com and we'll add your number to our tally! 

Click here to find out more.

7 comments:

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