August 24, 2009

You can teach an old dog new tricks!

Pillow I'm sure many of you have made pillowcases - they are a fun, quick gift to give someone special.  I haven't made one in a while, but recently a friend had surgery and a bunch of us from the quilt shop all made her pillowcases to let her know we were thinking about her during her recovery.

Now, I have made the standard pillowcase, but we have a newer pattern at the quilt shop that we hand out free with a fabric purchase, and I wanted to try the new method.  It was a little harder to wrap my head around the instructions (and harder still when using a directional print like this Monster pillowcase I made for my daughter), but now I really like this method for making a pillowcase.  Try it the next time you need a quick present for someone!  There is a good tutorial with photos at the Lazy Girl Designs website.  So try something new, you might find a method you like better than the one you use now!


  1., I've never made a pillow case. I thiefed the ones I use in the dark of night for my GOODS!

  2. Thanks! I'll check those directions out and that is an adorable pillow case and now all I want to do is make pillowcases! Nancy in WI

  3. You know, that would be a terrific Christmas gift for the young people in my family! Thanks for the idea!

  4. How fun it would be to sleep with all those adorable monsters to keep you company - LOL!! I've seen this method, Lisa, but like you, I definitely have to mentally prepare for a new way to sew!!