From Florence:

 Join us for the 

National Quilts of Valor® Sew Day
Saturday February 7, 2015

     WHAT:  National QOV Sew Day
     WHO:  Calling all Raincross Quilt Guild members and their guests.
    No sewing machine? – we will have handwork to do such as labels, pinning...   You don’t sew?  That’s OK, we need happy hands to iron  and cut fabric

     WHEN:  February 7, 2015  - 11AM to 6PM
 WHERECorona Palms Mobile Home Park—13381 Magnolia Ave., Corona – 92879.

 Hope to see you on February 7, 2015 – God Bless America

We will potluck Lunch.

Get directions for possible blocks here .

Magic Pillowcase

For a standard pillowcase you will need three pieces of fabric:

Main Piece:       cut 1 piece 27” x 41”
Border              cut 1 piece 10” x 41”
Accent              cut 1 piece 2½ ” x 41:

            FYI – 1 and 1/8 yards of three different (and complimentary) fabrics will JUST perfectly make three pillowcases.

1.  Lay 10” border piece face up on work surface.

2.  Lay main piece of pillowcase face up on top of the border piece – line up raw edges at top.

3.  Press the 2½ ” accent strip in half lengthwise – right side facing out.  Lay on top of main piece matching raw edges.

4.  Roll the main fabric from the bottom up to keep it out of the way.  Bring the bottom edge of the border piece to the top edge, matching and pinning all the raw edges.

5.  Stitch ½ inch seam along the pinned edge.  You now have a tube of fabric.  Turn the tube inside out             and like magic your pillowcase is almost finished with no raw edges showing.

6.  Finish the side and bottom seams with a “French Seam”.  A French Seam is done by putting the       wrong sides together and sewing a scant ¼“  seam, then putting the right sides together and           sewing a ½” seam enclosing the raw edges.


Linda Adams said...

Okay, I'm interested but the announcement didn't say where the Quilts of Valor sew day is going to be.

Laura Sublette Greer said...

Just a note to let everyone know they need to pre-register for the Quilts of Valor Sew Day. Last day to register to receive prizes is Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.