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Plethora of Pillowcases

on Oct 12, 2012 in Blog, charity, SAMQG | 2 comments

The San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild extended a pillowcase challenge to its members as part of our 2012 charity initiative. I showed you the first couple pillowcases a while back, in this post. This whole effort, of course, is part of the One Million Pillowcase Challenge by All People Quilt (APQ). Once I made my first 8 cases on my serger, I realized this would be a GREAT time to clean house with some of my older fabrics that I have either used to death in a ton of projects already, I purchased 4-6 years ago in Korea, or fabrics that I just no longer needed to keep. Hum….. How many cases do you think I made?

Using the serger allows all the interior seams to be finished and tidy. It also cuts off excess fabric, which left me with a fabulous pile of selvedge edges. My friend Sara already has?dibs?on those. They completely fill a gallon ziploc bag- when stuffed in and smashed a bit.


Sure does look like a truck load of pillowcases….

There are so many pillowcases, that they will not fit in the largest carry-bag I own. I’ll have to tell you, I think it took more time picking out the fabrics and cutting them than it did to actually serge the pieces.

Do you have a guess yet?

I had a contest on the SAMQG facebook page to guess the number of pillowcases. That was fun. Turns out “a ridiculous” amount of pillowcases means different things to different people. Lots of guesses. Lots of numbers.

Ok, and the big number is …..

I think I’m going on a pillowcase break for a bit. I’m super glad to be able to give my fabrics and time to a great cause.

And you know what is even crazier? I’m not OUT of fabric. Ah….


  1. I would like to put a link to your previous site ( You have made a very easy to understand tutorial on setting blocks on point, and I can’t do it as well as you did! Would that be OK with you?


    October 24, 2012

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