Pillowcase Palooza

This is an example of a pillowcase made with the “burrito method”.

Can you imagine having to leave your home in a hurry and having to stuff all the belongings you can carry into a garbage bag? This is a reality for children every day who need to leave their homes and enter the Foster Care system. Right here in Utah County.

In 2009 AllPeopleQuilt.com launched the “One Million Pillowcase Challenge” to donate pillowcases to Foster Care organizations, hospitals, and other groups that support children. As of December 19, 2019 907,763 pillowcases have been made and donated. They are hoping to reach 1,000,000 during 2020.

In January of 2020 pillowcases will be my focus. January is my birthday month and I like to choose a charity to bless during this month. I will be sewing them and teaching others to sew them. I will be collecting donations of fabric and money to make pillowcases. We will gather at my home (and maybe at yours?) to cut and sew fabric into little bags of love that will be donated to the Utah County office of Utah Foster Care.

I’ve started!

I know what you are thinking. . .

“How can I get involved?”

  • Donate fun bright 100% cotton fabric. (NOT FLANNEL) It takes ¾ yard of the main fabric for a pillowcase. 1 yard can make the body of a pillowcase and the folded cuff of another.
  • Make pillowcases (tutorial and patterns below) at home and drop them off at one of our collection locations during regular business hours.

Civil Science Engineering-  3160 Clubhouse Drive, Lehi, UT

Lehi Free Press- 29 North 100 West, Lehi, UT

Curves- 127 E Main Street, Suite B, Lehi, UT

  • Join me to cut and sew pillowcases on one of the following dates: (You will need to sign up for a time slot HERE. You will receive an e-mail with information.)

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

  • Gather your friends and sewing buddies and make pillowcases. You can drop them off at one of our donation sites or you can donate them on your own. (Make sure you enter your count in the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge)

Here are some patterns that you can use to make pillowcases.

Roll It Up Pillowcase

Burrito Method Pillowcase

What are your thoughts?

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