I think I like to make pillowcases as much as quilts. When I teach sewing skills to someone who has never sewn before I have them make a pillowcase, it gives them the basic skills, lets them get familiar with the sewing machine, and they make something simple they can show off afterwards. Fun project.
When I first started quilting I bought lots of novelty fabrics. I have no idea what I was thinking at the time other than they were cute. A lot of years ago I needed a bunch of kid gifts for Christmas, so I made pillowcases from those novelty fabrics. They were a hit.
The far right panel are a few of the pillowcases I made and kept that year.
Sometimes if I have leftover fabric from a quilt and I know I won't use it for any thing else I'll make a pillowcase with it (near right). Friends have made me pillowcases (bottom near left). And sometime I find a novelty fabric that I just HAVE to have; I know I'll never make a quilt from it but it calls my name...like the ugly turtle pillowcase (top near left) and the fishing pillowcase (far left)...
And the cowgirl pillowcase above...who could resist, not me.
Or this dragon pillowcase...
Aren't these dragons just wonderfully evil looking? Sigh. I don't want to give this one away.
But I will, because these are not all of my pillowcases. I haven't shown the ones on my bed, the spare bedroom bed, covering cat pillows, or protecting chair cushions from cat hair....
Hello, my name is Joy, and I am a pillowcase addict.
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