Friday, November 15, 2013

Ten Little Pillowcases

Gift giving season approaches! Monday night I cut out nine pillowcases while Joannie worked on Dan's Christmas quilt, which you can see here. Last night I started sewing my pillowcases together assembly-line style. I'm deliberately only showing you the tube stage, since they are holiday gifts. You might be getting one!

I make my pillowcases using the sausage pillowcase method. You can find a free pattern here or watch a video here for more information. This is a quick and easy technique, plus all the seams are finished when you are done.
Too many to hold!

Nine little pillowcase sausages all in a row.
Here is pillowcase #10, which I made last week. I sent it to my
nephew Sam for his birthday. It has sushi fabric for the main panel
and the end panel is a Dr Seuss print -- it says, "Sam I Am".
Sam thought it was fabulous! I love that boy!
In other exciting quilting news, my friend Pat finished her
golf-themed baby quilt for her new nephew Colton.
Happy Friday! I am linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Richard and Tanya Quilts and Crazy Mom Quilts.

Pugs and kisses,


  1. I want to make some custom pillowcases also. Nicely done!

    Jeanne at

    1. Thanks Jeanne! They are fun and easy to make. Everyone loves them. I can't stop buying novelty prints!

  2. I was so very happy to run into your post today! I really like how perfect your pillow cases look and I sincerely need to make some for my daughter as part of her Christmas Present (she got a big girl bed this year so she gets a big girl quilt too!). I am curious how quickly these take you as you already have 10?!! Very good job, whoop, whoop (and thank you so much for the directional video link).

  3. I love this method for making pillowcases - and as a matter of fact, I've got my own assembly line of them prepped and ready to go for this weekend :) the sushi version you made looks so fun :)

  4. Pillow case sausages is a cute way to describe them;) Enjoy!

  5. I have so many novelty prints in my stash that I want to use up, but many have prints too big for a quilt. I just bookmarked a sausage/burrito method pillowcase tutorial yesterday and was planning to make some this weekend. Looks like great minds think alike :-). Can't wait to see what's inside your "rolls!"

  6. Pillowcases are so much fun. Thanks for reminding me
    LeeAnna Paylor