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Anita M.

Anita M.

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PostSubject: Pillowcases   Pillowcases EmptyTue Sep 01, 2009 7:17 am

OK, this may be a stupid question to ask, but what do you do when one of the fabrics you are using for a pillowcase is narrower than the other two. The body and trim are 42 to 44 wide but the other part is only 40: wide. Should I just trim the excess off? Or sew more onto the sleeve? I have 3 cases cut right now and would like to proceed but am unsure how. Thanks for your help! anitas
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Mamu

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PostSubject: Re: Pillowcases   Pillowcases EmptyTue Sep 01, 2009 7:43 am

Well, this happened to me while I was making a group of Christmas cases. I just decided to go ahead and make them up even though they were more narrow. The seemed to fit the pillows just fine, might be a bit more full looking. I think it is really up to you...maybe make one and fit a pillow in it to decide if you want the others to look the same or have a smidge more room.
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Anita M.

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PostSubject: Re: Pillowcases   Pillowcases EmptyTue Sep 01, 2009 7:57 am

Thanks, Mamu! anitas
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PostSubject: Re: Pillowcases   Pillowcases EmptyTue Sep 01, 2009 12:51 pm

I trim mine too to be even with the narrowest fabric. I have never had a problem with them fitting the pillow. (But you probably already figured that out... :D )
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Anita M.

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PostSubject: Re: Pillowcases   Pillowcases EmptyTue Sep 01, 2009 1:18 pm

I will post a pic when I get at least 2 of them done. Thanks so much! anitas
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PostSubject: Re: Pillowcases   Pillowcases EmptyTue Sep 01, 2009 5:01 pm

Cant wait to see them Anita, what pattern are you using, where did you find it? There are so many variations it amazes me. Oh, like the others, I do the same, trimmed to fit hte narrowest fabric. Now I pretty much try and choose fabrics that are same size

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PostSubject: Re: Pillowcases   Pillowcases EmptyTue Sep 01, 2009 6:26 pm

I trim to fit... can hardly wait to see your pictures...

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Anita M.

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PostSubject: Re: Pillowcases   Pillowcases EmptyWed Sep 02, 2009 1:48 pm

OK, I still have another one to do for our bed but here is one of them, along with a Very Hungry Caterpillar one! Pillowcases 9209_010 anitas
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PostSubject: Re: Pillowcases   Pillowcases EmptyWed Sep 02, 2009 2:07 pm

Very nice!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Pillowcases   Pillowcases EmptyWed Sep 02, 2009 2:14 pm

really nice... love the floral fabric... Thumbup

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Anita M.

Anita M.

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PostSubject: Re: Pillowcases   Pillowcases EmptyWed Sep 02, 2009 2:18 pm

Originally the floral was going to be the outer border on the pink and green quilt. Decided to make pillowcases instead to use it up. I love that color green!
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PostSubject: Re: Pillowcases   Pillowcases EmptyWed Sep 02, 2009 2:42 pm

I love the caterpillar one! Can you picture laying your head in amongst a bunch of caterpillars! :affraid: How funny. :lol:

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PostSubject: Re: Pillowcases   Pillowcases EmptyWed Sep 02, 2009 3:05 pm

Is Hungry catepillar for hungry Daniel?
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Anita M.

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PostSubject: Re: Pillowcases   Pillowcases EmptyWed Sep 02, 2009 4:02 pm

Hmmm... that's a thought! I was thinking of giving it to Claire since she has the quilt.
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PostSubject: Re: Pillowcases   Pillowcases EmptyWed Sep 02, 2009 4:22 pm

Pretty pillow cases Anita! Thumbup You can still use those pretty green ones with your quilt. lovehearts
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Anita M.

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PostSubject: Re: Pillowcases   Pillowcases EmptyWed Sep 02, 2009 4:27 pm

I was planning on it, Ann!
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PostSubject: Re: Pillowcases   Pillowcases EmptyWed Sep 02, 2009 6:28 pm

Love the pillowcases, they look great, the caterpillar one is my favourite, laura would kill for that! Great job anita

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Luvsquilting

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PostSubject: Re: Pillowcases   Pillowcases EmptyWed Sep 02, 2009 8:01 pm

Great pillow cases. I bought fabric a while ago to make pillowcases to match the quilt on my bed. Better get to that.
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PostSubject: Re: Pillowcases   Pillowcases EmptyWed Sep 02, 2009 9:32 pm

My pattern for pillowcase is 12" for the top part.... 4" for the middle piece and 3/4 of yard for the body... works well...

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"Brenda Ueland "

Golo

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PostSubject: Re: Pillowcases   Pillowcases EmptyWed Sep 02, 2009 9:56 pm

Very cute pillowcases Anita. Lucky child to get that catapillar one
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