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The Million Pillowcase Challenge Blog Hop

 

Our friends at American Patchwork & Quilting asked us to join in their One Million Pillowcase Challenge blog hop! This challenge asks sewers and quilters to use their talents to help those in need by donating pillowcases to local charities. People around the world have already donated more than 689,000 pillowcases. We couldn't wait to participate! Not only is this a great cause, but it's also a great excuse for us to teach some great sewing techniques to our readers!
 

Pillowcases are some of the easiest decor you can make. And thanks to the awesome free patterns from American Patchwork & Quilting, you'll never run out of ideas. They have more than 50 free patterns on their website!  We used their basic pillowcase pattern.
 

To make an easy pillowcase, see our tutorial here!


When you're done making your pillowcase, consider donating it to this great cause. There is a list of charities here that accept pillowcases. You can also find a fabric shop in your area that collects pillowcases to donate. When you're done donating, record your donation here to help them reach their goal of one million pillowcases!

 

 

Visit the rest of the participants in the blog hop here:

 

 

If you love making pillowcases, consider participating in the first 24-Hour Sewathon for charity! From September 16-September 17, American Patchwork & Quilting will be sewing pillowcases to help reach their goal of one million pillowcases donated. There are events across the country, so find one in your area! Or just invite friends and family over for a sewing night!