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2014

One Million Pillowcases Blog Hop!

Welcome to the One Million Pillowcase Challenge Blog Hop!!

This is one of the favorite blog hops I’ve ever been in. As soon as we were asked to participate I knew this would be fun because one of my favorite charities came to mind …

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I was a McDonald’s worker throughout high school and they taught me many of the people and business skills I have today. I’ve been a fan of Ronald McDonald charities for years!

I’ve decided to make and donate 4 different pillowcases. So lets get this party started! I’ve pulled some of my favorite LOL fabrics from my stash …

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And printed some of my favorite patterns from the All People Quilt website.

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There are 43 different free patterns to choose from and it was difficult to narrow it down. The only one I wasn’t tempted to make was the ruffled cuff. Sorry you ruffle lovers but this girl doesn’t have the ruffle making gene! I love them just don’t like to make them:(.

Here are my finalists. Number One … I chose pattern #15 for these fabrics because I loved the simple piping and wanted to do something blue.

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Number Two … I chose the “Roll it Up!” pattern and these fabrics because it’s the simplest and I’m a big fan of the “tube method” … and turquoise fabrics.

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Number Three … Piano Key blocks are some of my favorites to make so pattern #16 was a have to make in pink.

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Number Four … Pattern # 39 was chosen because I have a beautiful box of Bella Solids and I wanted to use a bit of them. I also love purple.

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Ready, set, sew!

Earlier in the week I delivered my 4 pillowcase to our local Ronald McDonald House!

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It was a great feeling to know that someone might find a bit of comfort …

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And sleep a little easier tonight on one of my pillowcases.

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Please help us make our goal of One Million Pillowcases and visit some of the other designers participating in the hop …

· Alison Glass
· American Patchwork & Quilting
· Barb and Mary of Me and My Sister Designs
· The Benartex Design Team: Sew in Love with Fabric
· Debby Kratovil
· Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts
· Heidi Pridemore
· How To Sew
· Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom
· Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts
· Karrie Winters of Freckled Whimsy
· Kelle Boyd of Ann Kelle
· Linda Carlson
· Lori Mason
· Modern Quilt Studio
· Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft
· Northcott: Patti’s Patchwork
· Shannon Fabrics: My Cuddle Corner (http://shannonfabrics.com/blog/index/)
· Tammy Silvers
· Timeless Treasures: Sew Timeless
· Valori Wells
· Verna Mosquera of The Vintage Spool
· Wendy Sheppard of Ivory Spring

There will be a 24 hour sewathon on September 19th!

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American Patchwork and Quilting will be hosting an event in their Des Moines offices but shops and small groups across the country are hosting their own sewathons! To help you find a shop in your area go here.

Don’t forget to add your pillowcases to the tally … It’s sew easy! I’m adding mine today!

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Lets reach the goal!

Barb

9 Responses to “One Million Pillowcases Blog Hop!”

  1. JoAnn Rusden says:

    Love your choices! Obviously making these now would reach the goal sooner, but do you think waiting until October would be ok? Lsura Brown….you in?

  2. Laura Brown says:

    Sounds like a plan to me! Love making Pillowcases! I really need to learn the rolled method though! I love your Color Choices, some little girls are going to feel better soon just sleeping on the those! Well wishes and prayes will be pouring out of the fabric!

  3. Christine B. says:

    Congratulations Barb! Well done for getting your pillowcases finished!! :) x

  4. Terry says:

    Love them! You’re such a good person!!

  5. Katie Trott says:

    Way to go! Love your pillowcases :D

  6. So pretty in your fabrics, all of them! This is such a good cause and a quick way to lend support. I like that tube method, too :)

  7. Jackie Wright says:

    Love your fabrics!
    I’ve also been working on pillowcases for a local children’s home. I’ve got 32 cut out and over a dozen sewn so far. I’ve been having trouble with my sewing machine so progress has slowed:( My goal is to provide one pillowcase per child. After that I hope to make fidget quilts for dementia patients. I’m encouraging some of the ladies from our church to participate too. It’s a good feeling to use our skills to help others!

  8. Amy mckee says:

    22 pink words of Love