one million pillowcase challenge

September 26, 2012
one million pillowcase challenge

American Patchwork and Quilting is hosting a One Million Pillowcase Challenge Blog Hop the entire month of September. They have a challenge to have one million pillowcases donated to local charities. Pretty sweet, right? I was excited when my friends over at Shannon Fabrics asked me to participate. I designed a pillowcase showcasing my Izzy Cuddle prints. Pat Wodskow kindly sewed it up, along with another one. The pillowcase I designed has three things I love about it: rainbow colors, stripes and it’s uber comfy! The perfect little pillow to snuggle up to. I’m donating the pillowcases to a local nursing home.

one million pillowcase challenge

To learn more or participate in the One Million Challenge head here.

Sewing Instructions from Pat:

– The Floral Pillowcase with piano keyboard strip was made using pattern #16. The piano keyboard strips were cut 3″ x 11″  and I used a 1/2″ seam allowance. The body was cut 26 1/2″ x 41 1/2″ to accomate the larger seam allowance.

– The Strips Pillowcase was made using the precut strips pattern #26 as our inspiration, but I choose 11- 3 1/2″ strips cut wof. After sewing all of the strips together I trimed the section to 26″ x 41″. This allowed the strips to run verticle around the pillow. Our solid color cuff was cut 11″ x 41″.  All seams were sewn using a 1/2″ seam allowance.

one million pillowcase challenge

Follow along to see other blog posts during the month-long blog hop here:

September 1: Welcome from American Patchwork & Quilting
September 2: Rashida Coleman-Hale
September 3: Olivia and Alayna’s Pillowcase Project
September 4: Morgan’s Smile Factory
September 5: Pat Sloan
September 6: Northcott
September 7: Betsy Chutchian
September 8: Vanessa Christenson
September 9: Andover Fabrics
September 10: Laurie Simpson
September 11: Oak Hill, Ohio
September 12: Robert Kaufman Fabrics
September 13: Pam Buda
September 14: Indygo Junction
September 15: 4-H
September 16: Katie Hennagir
September 17: Anni Downs
September 18: FreeSpirit Fabrics
September 19: American Patchwork & Quilting Staff
September 20: Patty Young
September 21: Moda Fabrics
September 22: Monica Solorio-Snow
September 23: Moda Bake Shop
September 24: Andover Fabrics
September 25: Roseann Kermes from Rosebud’s Cottage
September 26: Ann Kelle for Shannon Fabrics
September 27: Therm O Web
September 28: Edyta Sitar
September 29: Fabri-Quilt
September 30: Cherri House

(photos by Kelle)

posted by kelle at 8:09 am
(4) Comments


  1. Ellen says:

    Hi Kelle,

    You are so creative, your fabrics are so cute and you did such a great job with these designs!

    It was fun working with you.

    Thank you,

  2. Toni Brooks says:

    Such a wonderful project. I have made many myself.

  3. kelle says:

    It was great working with you too, Ellen! Thank you for asking me to participate!

  4. Brooke says:

    so, so cute!!