Saturday, February 23, 2013
More Pillowcase Ideas
I've been making a lot of pillowcases the past couple years, mainly for the grandkids. The idea came from the girl I used to work at Preschool with when she told me she makes them in seasonal material for a child she knew. At one point I went out and bought a bunch of fabric with the intention of making pillowcases but never got around to it. The turning point in this was when I found the pattern for pillowcases using the "burrito method". I absolutely love this technique! And by the way, all that material I originally bought for them was used on some other quilts. So now I buy more relevant fabric. The first ones I made for the kids were a sports one and a horse one. They went over very well and now I think they look forward to them and even expect them. I just mentioned to my hubby that I should be writing down exactly which ones I make them so they are not duplicated. I would definitely hear about that. Last month it was Valentine's Day and needless to say, making one for a boy was tricky. I did a soccer one and avoided the whole discussion. This month is St. Patrick's Day (hers is shamrocks/his is pots of gold) and Easter (hers is pink and purple eggs/his is Snoopy at Eastertime). As we were walking through JoAnn's, my hubby found some hockey material - wow, what a find! Now when I need a holiday one for a boy and can't find it, I can resort back to this. Another idea that came to mind is a birthday one. They have adorable birthday-related fabric either with cutesy cupcakes or fireworks that would be great. I've come a long way from the birthday presents I made some of my daughter's friends out of bought pillowcases with movie characters on them. I cut them up and made a floor pillow out of them. I knew they were hits when the girls would lug them to our house for sleepovers.