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Monday, July 23, 2012

Travel size pillows....

This was my trial pillowcase to fit the little travel pillows which are half the size of a regular pillow.  It really need to be about 1" longer.  My church's sewing circle is making these for a local Head Start program for migrant workers' children. 
I went through my fabrics looking for ones that will appeal to small children and used 12.5 yards out of my stash.  There are 18 kits piled here.  I added 2 after I took the photo.  The contrasting cuff fabrics are folded inside each one.  I made sure that every pillowcase is different.  There are 8 striped ones on the bottom from the same fabric but there are 8 different cuff fabrics.  This way they will be able to identify their own.  We will complete them this afternoon for distribution this week.


14 comments:

Gene Black said...

That is a great idea. I need to make a case for MY travel pillow.
I applaud your charitable effort.

HollyM said...

What a great project. I'm sure it will make the kids so happy!

Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

How wonderful of your group. You should take photos and send it in to the Million Pillowcase Challenge. I love the fabrics and the idea to make each one different. The children will feel very special.

Lynne said...

What a wonderful and thoughtful thing to do; and so generous of you to donate your stash to the cause.

Sheila said...

What a wonderful project. The little pillows are cute.

imquilternity said...

Such a generous and thoughtful thing to do and I'm sure the kids will be very appreciative. That's the best reward, isn't it?

Needled Mom said...

Super idea! I love that striped fabric.

Taos Sunflower said...

Wanda: These are going to be so loved by those kids. I love that you're doing this for them. Those poor kids just get dragged all over, sometimes living in unspeakable conditions, while their parents are working hard to keep us in affordable groceries. Blessings on you and your group for doing this project.

Elaine M said...

Wonderful and very thoughtful idea! Lovely that each is different and you picked great prints for the children from your stash.

Anonymous said...

I can just see the smiles those pillow cases will bring. You give so much of yourself, and I know you are appreciated for all your charitable gifting.

Custom made yet !

J~MT

Muddling Through said...

That's pretty smart to use a travel size pillow for small children. I'm sure they will love the bright colorful pillowcases, too.

Margaret said...

Giving is soooo good .

Linda E in AZ said...

What size pieces did you use for your travel pillows? Our guild did regular size pillowcases, but I can see that these would be great too.
thanks

kids shorts said...

If you want to put it inside a bag, you may need to settle with small sized ones. You also need to determine your allergies in some materials so that you can avoid using pillows made of such materials. You need a luxury bedding.