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Friday, 14 November 2014

Easy Bordered Pillowcases - Winter Class, Manhattan

Need a really quick and easy gift for the holidays or just want to learn how to sew French seams?

Follow my Burrito Pillowcase Tute available free here on my blog.

 Join me next month for my class in Manhattan.

Easy Bordered Pillowcases - $50

Sunday, 14 December 2014 - 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm, The City Quilter, Manhattan

Freshen up any bedroom with these easy bordered pillowcases.  Kids love them made with character fabric or make a great design statement addition to any interior.  Using a super fast 'burrito' method, you'll love these pillowcases so much you'll be making more as holiday gifts.  

Open to anyone who knows how to use a rotary cutter and sewing machine and can sew a straight seam.
Email madebyChrissieD@hotmail.com for location and registration details.

Here's pics of my class samples, currently on display in the store.

Pillowcase 1

Choose a wide cuffed style like this Cotton & Steel pillowcase.

Main/Cuff - Moonlit by Rashida Coleman Hale for Cotton & Steel / Trim - Cotton & Steel Basics 5001

Pillowcase 2

Or maybe you prefer a narrow cuff shown here on this Christmas style pillowcase.

Main/Cuff/Trim - Winter Enchantment by Bee Sturgis for Quilting Treasures

Pillowcase 3

How about a soft flannel pillowcase for a child - don't you just love The Very Hungry Caterpillar fabric by Eric Carle under license to Andover Fabrics?  I've fussy cut the cuff fabric so one side's blue and the other side's green - that fab wavy pattern is created Pattern 5823 by Kim Schaefer for Andover Fabrics.

Which one would you choose?

If you live in the greater New York area or are making a quick visit to the Big Apple, why not join in one of my classes?

You can also find details of all classes I'm teaching via the 'My Classes' link in the sidebar or by clicking the link button below - registration isn't open yet but you might want to pencil the dates on your calendar now!!!

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  1. Oh my, I do love the fabrics that you've used!!

  2. Your fabric choices are so fun Chrissie!

  3. I am in love with these adorable pillowcases! Thanks for sharing! PINNED!

    1. Thrilled you like them so much, thanks for pinning - Chris :D

  4. As a fan of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" I would have to pick that one. They are all so cute and well done. I love home made pillowcases.

    1. Love the book too Allison - I've just bought it for my new Grandson, Oliver, for his first Christmas and I've made him a Very Hungry Caterpillar Santa Sack that I'll be sharing at some point over the next one or two weeks, I'd love you to pop back and take a look when I do - Chris :D

  5. Especially love the Eric Carle Fabric. Congrats on your classes!

  6. Great idea to use French seams! Any kid would love to plop their head down on those cute cases at the end of the day. Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

  7. These are adorable and you always use the neatest fabrics!!

  8. Your pillows are looking wonderful - fresh and modern, love your fabric-combinations... my favourite is No 2! Kind regards, Annett

  9. Lucky people to have such beautiful pillow cases to put their head on. Great Idea.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  10. I love that teal one. The colors are just superb!

  11. Cute! That Hungry Caterpillar one made me smile.

  12. Lovin' all of these colorful combinations!!

  13. Those are some fantastic fabric combos - I love these pillowcases - a perfect go-to for gifts, and I do believe I'll use that this year! :D I particularly love the Cotton & Steel set!


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