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Friday, February 26, 2010

1 Million Pillowcase Challenge

If you sew and you haven’t heard about this great cause you can read about it here.  My friend Lisa and I decided to go through our stash and make some pillowcases.  So far I’ve made 9.  Seven of them are made of the nicest flannel I’ve ever seen in my life.  I saw this fabric at a quilt shop and had to have it.  Had to!  I bought one yard of each of the seven prints.  I didn’t know what I was going to do with them but that’s never stopped me before.  This fabric is perfect for these pillowcases.

(I got carried away.  That’s my imported Japanese Kokka fabric in the picture below on the right.  Oh well.  It’s for a good cause.)

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The official counter on the website has the total at 28,295 pillowcases!  I’ll be adding mine soon.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A New England baby present in under 1 hour

Seriously.  I made both bib and burp cloth sets in under an hour.  Of course this present is for either a boy or a girl. Smile


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The bib pattern is from Bend The Rules Sewing.  An absolute must in every sewing library.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made the bib alone.  I sewed a scrap of fabric to one end of a pre-folded diaper for a custom, matching burp cloth and done.  Easy, inexpensive and quite useful.