Pillowcases To Cheer Patients
- We are making
pillowcases in association with Ryan's
Case for Smiles for children
and teens at area hospitals.
- These pillowcases bring
smiles to many faces.
- Finished size:
Standard Pillowcase: 20" x 31"
- Note: Please
pre-wash fabric before stitching and then wash
completed project in HOT water
with fragrance free soap.
- Supplies: 3/4 yard
fabric for body - cut 26 1/2 " x10 1/2"; 1/2 yard
fabric for border - cut 10 1/2" x 40 1/2".
- With the border of the
pillowcase laying right side up on the surface in front
of you, take the body of the pillowcase and place it right side down on top
of the border.
- Match up the corners
of the short 26 ½” end of the body to the 40 1/2” end of
the border, so that you can no longer see the border in front of you.
Make sure to keep the two edges of the fabrics together
for the next few steps.
- Roll up the other
short end of the body until you are about an inch or two
away from the other end.
- You should see the
other end of the border peeking out from underneath the
body. Take that edge of the border and fold it over the rolled-up body aligning
its corners with the other two pieces of fabric on the
- Pin these three layers
of fabric together and sew a 1/2” seam along that edge
taking out the pins as you go along.
- You will begin to see
the "hot dog" and "bun" analogy, with the body rolled up
as a "hot dog" inside the border which is acting as the
- On either end of this
"bun" piece, you will see the rolled-up body inside the
- Roll back the border
while simultaneously pulling out the body from within.
- Your pillowcase is
almost complete! All that's left is two more seams,
which are done by folding the pillowcase in-half with the wrong side facing out
and sewing along the bottom and side of the
pillowcase. Make a perfect smile by finishing your
seams by using a French seam
or a Serger seam.
- Turn the pillowcase
inside-out, and you finally have your finished
out the site that includes directions for French Seam
finishing pillowcase and various other pillow cases -
Thanks to All Peoples Quilt providing video and directions on
line for your convenience - otherwise enjoy the site!
Smile knowing you have
brought a smile to a sick child! THANK YOU!!!
Preemie Quilts for Local Hospital Intensive Care
- Finished size: 18 x 22
inches (can be a bit bigger but no smaller)
- One side must be flannel
(flannel on both sides is ok, too).
- No batting.
- They can be machine or
- Cut two pieces of
fabric, 7 1/2" x 11 1/2".
- One side can be pieced
but one side must be solid.
- Sew both pieces right
sides together leaving an opening for turning right side
- After turnihg, stuff
firmly and sew opening together.
- Finished size: 7 x 11
Meals on Wheels Placemats
- Placemats can be 16 to
18 inches long and 11 1/2 to 13 inches wide.
- They can be rectangular,
octoganal or oval.
- They can be pieced or
do not use any 3-D embellishments.
- Placemats should be
- Plain basic placemats or
those with a special holiday theme are a wonderful way to
say "we care!" to those served by Meals on Wheels.
- Simple lap robes 45 by
60 inches are wonderful for patients at Cedarbrook and the
- They may be pieced,
quilted or tied.
- Using a thin batting,
they may be backed with flannel.
| Hospital Donation Teddy
- Healing For Kids and
Teens Bereavement Camp - 50 x 70 inches quilt
- Use of
military-branch-specific fabrics (Army, Navy, etc.) or
non-“patriotic” fabric (overly floral),
unless the recipient is
known in advance,
may create difficulty in identifying a recipient.
- A Quilt of Valor is to
be large enough to cover an average-sized adult, with an
ideal size approximately 60” x 80.”
- Finished size can be no
smaller than 55” x 65” and no larger than 72” x 90.”
... or ...
Drive- Check out the QOV site to see the new
blocks and directions.
- Click on this link
to get to the directions page.