Friday, September 14, 2012
APQ 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge
What's a better cure for sewing frustration than charity sewing? Enter the American Patchwork & Quilting 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge. I just knew it would make me feel better. Plus I got to shop for fabric - retail therapy!
I walked into Joann's knowing I wanted something girly. Having a son, I don't get many opportunities to sew girly things, so this was my chance. When I spotted this cherry fabric and then felt it (to make sure it wasn't scratchy!), I knew this was the one. Isn't it darling? Y'all will not believe this, but it feels exactly like a vintage sheet. So soft!
I used the APQ Basic Pattern, and in less than an hour I had two darling pillowcases! The pattern is pretty straightforward. I recommend it.
Why do we even buy these things at those big stores? So easy. And I'm pretty sure this little project cured me of my sewing woes. I'm not even mad at the rotary cutter anymore.
Do you do a lot of charity sewing? Will you make some pillowcases to add to the tally at APQ?
PS - I'm pretty sure this is the only time in my life that I've taken an iron to bed linens. Don't tell Martha.