Today I will be making a another pillowcase for the Pillowcase For Oncology Kids Sew Along.
When I went searching for fabrics, I could only get some in FQ’s so today I will show you what I did with the FQ.
1. Take your fat quarter and 1m piece of co-ordinating print.
2. Cut the metre piece in half and from the two 1/2m cut a piece 94cms long – this will give you 2 pillowcase backs and 2 small pieces.
3. Stitch the two left over pieces to each end of the FQ, finish seam and topstitch.
4. Now hem and finish pillowcase as with the standard pillowcase. You can use the spare back piece on another!
If the FQ is printed so that the length goes along the length of the pillow, you only need to add one piece. I cut the striped piece by cutting a FQ in half.
In this one, using the fabric that was donated by Sue from Splash into Craft, I joined on each end, finished the seam, top stitched to keep the seam tidy and then covered the seam by sewing down both sides of bias binding.
I chose white to highlight the bumper bars!
I thought this fabric was the perfect match for the Flower Power Kombis…
Groovy ! Peace! Outa Sight! Far Out! Love!
I hope you will search your FQ’s now and think of what you can add to them to make some more pillowcases – don’t be afraid to mix and match – have fun!
Please share a photo with me of your finished pillowcases – I would love to put them in the album!
Until next time
can you give me the measurement in inches, please? I feel like dummy, but don’t know what the “m” and “cms” stands for.
Thanks!!! Love your projects
Hi Martha and welcome!
1 m = 1 metre = 100 centimetres (cm)
1m Is approximately 39.25 inches and 1/2m which is 50cm is approximately 19.5”
A FQ = Fat Quarter and is about 19.5” x 21”
I hope this helps!