BonnieN here, I got an email from My Girlfriends Quilt shop in Logan ,Utah,saying their shop wanted to do something for the 600 students,asking for help in their shop to make pillowcases,they are providing all fabric and machines,just need sewers, Then she saidThey want to mail these ASAP,said there is an address in Ct to mail to if we want,here is her reply to my asking for the address and permission to post it here if anyone wanted to help,I plan to sew at home tomorrow and mail quickly.
Thank you so, so much for being so willing to give your time in this cause of sending 600 pillowcases to the children of Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. I truly mean thanks from the bottom of my heart. You had asked about putting this on the HGTV boards and I would say a 100% yes! The more help we can get, the better! Thank you so much for doing this!
If you are unsure of how to make a pillowcase, here is a link to a video that Kim and I had done a year ago when we had filmed The DIY Dish. http://www.thediydish.com/2011...illowcase-challenge/
If you would like to send your pillowcases directly to Quilter's Corner in New Milford, Connecticut, here is the address:
312 Danbury Rd
New Milford, CT. 06776
Thank you again! It's wonderful to be a part of such a loving and generous community!
All My Best,
My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe
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Here is a tutorial from Missouri Star quilt Do also,easy!
Thank you for your help!!!
So Bonnie, would you like us to sign up for a specific # and they'd send the materials?
I'll help, just tell us how.
... there really isn't time for that .. I read the earlier post and I think if we do want to make them, we do it and send right away. They are using that rolled up technique, and it's certainly and easy and fast one - it's what we did last year - and even with the french seam to enclose the eaw edges they don't take long..
we used 27" of fabric, for the body, 3 inch strip for the trim and another 10" piece for the hem .. not much to it ..
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Thanks for the heads-up about this! I'd love to be a part of it! What's really ironic is that I've got the next two days off from work. For me to have a monday off from work is incredibly rare! I'll start going thru my stash & cutting fabric just as soon as I can!
Karen,in her original email,she said they cannot mail kits etc, it is for sewing in their shop,they want this to go very fast, but if we want to help,we do our own thing and mail quickly to the address she provided.. Every little bit helps,think of the comfort it will bring to a scared little child. This is an easy and fast project. Thank you for reading about it,hope you can help!! Takes 20,30 min tops each. Thank you to all....
I'm going to get in on this also. I could have them out tomorrow.
Oh my goodness,you ladies are wonderful!! And fast!
I have a question, that accent strip, is the correct way for it to go up, away from the cuff toward the body,or or down,toward the cuff? on the case? Mine are about half and half! I want it to be right! I have several cut.
Bonnie, I don't think it makes any difference which way the accent strip goes. I made a bunch last year? for tornado victims. I sometimes did not have something for the strip that would coordinate with the body and the cuff and didn't put an accent strip on. People who receive them will not be worrying about accent strips.
OK, I have a bunch of stuff on the agenda today, but will rearrange and do some of these. Thanks so much for posting the info.
I made 8 of these for gifts and used this pattern...fast easy and no accent strip.....Its a PDF for easy printing...
Here is one with the Accent Strip....start sewing ladies.....PDF for easy printing.
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I think this is the inspiration I needed to get me sewing again. What a wonderful idea.
I checked my juvenile fabric stash and I have enough for a few pillowcases. The machine starts this afternoon. Those kids deserve somethihng that simply says 'you are loved.'
I have enough for a few pillowcases...will send from here.
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"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
I will send two out tomorrow! Nice to feel like we are doing SOMETHING even though it is a small gesture. Thanks, BonnieN, for posting this.
If I can take time to make some gift card snowmen, then I can surely take time and make some cases for these deserving kids. It was an awful tragedy. Pat
Great idea not only for them but for us,feel so helpless.I will do some now.
" My bucket list bucket has a hole and it's leaking time"
I can't believe it. I went into my stash and found a 30x42 inch piece of dinosaur fabric and a pink daisy print the same size. I got both of them ready for the post office and I'm off to mail them. Pat
There are some other ways to help, too. They're asking for monetary assistance for families, and for establishing scholarships:
It takes me one hour to cut out, sew, and French seam one pillowcase so I was able to get 2 done today. My back's limit I'm afraid.
I hope to get one or two done tonite and maybe tomorrow morning and get them mailed out by Wed from the P.O.
Here's the two I made from train fabric I had.
Oh that is cute. I'm going to buy some childrens prints just to have on hand instead of as I need it. I was lucky today. Post office was packed today and usually he is quiet, get in and get out quick.
ladies,one and all, you are wonderful! The ones shown are so colorful and welcoming! You are soo fast!!
Remeber you can do click and ship right from home to mail! This pillowcase idea just struck me as something we all can do if we choose and it is some small geture for such a tragedy. Thank you one and all, I am sewing also.
My granddaughter and I will also join in and make a few! Just what we needed, to make us feel we may be helping in some way.
I so agree. Thank you all...off to sew..
I got 2 done tonight. I'll try for a few more tomorrow and send them out as soon as possible.
Mine are done! Mailing tomorrow!! You try so hard to make them just perfect,then something popped in my head, about things being perfectly imperfect. I thought, ok. Easy to get hung up on perfection.
peppy, your granddaughter will forever remember sewing like that with you, I think it is wonderful. Thank you.This message has been edited. Last edited by: BonnieN,
Going to join in, I will get some cute material tomorrow........Get them in the mail as soon as possible........Michele
i am planning on sewing some tonite after work. will see how many i can get done. this is a great idea.
Yes I would like to make pilloowcases but for various reasons that won't be happening.
BUT I forwarded the information to freinds with full credit going to HGTV and two of them indicated that they too will construct and send pillowcases.
Ok Bonnie I'm taking them to the post office. I'll try to get out a few more tomorrow.
Wow,thank you for spreading the word,and those pillowcases are beautiful,very colorful!! Would it not be fun to see all of them? We did the Click and Ship from home,works great. Thank you all once again!
i am seeing this post all over the internet. i am sure they will get more than 600.
Really? Where else have you see it? I have not at all! I hope they have plenty!!
Bonnie can I copy your message to my facebook page so my guild can help.
Will make one tonight before my finger surgery tomorrow.
I've got four I plan to get in the mail tonight also. I'm sure there will be way more than 600 and that's great! It feels good to do something no matter how small it is.
It won't matter if they get more than 600...moms, dads, neighbors, townspeople need them too...
"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
You guys are right, I googled it,it is all over the place! But, hopefully, the need will be met and then some,you never know. It just feels good to do something,however small, to help at this time.
That town will know peole care from all over the country! I was thinking of making more. TY for posting it on FB!! And Auntie Reba doing one before surgery tomorrow, you rock girl! All of you do!!! Prayers for you too A Reba for healing.This message has been edited. Last edited by: BonnieN,
I did it. They said they'll give them to siblings too!
This is so nice. I'm just filling up with joy. Thank you for making my Christmas. I'm going to make a few extra to give my daughter for the pic u at John's Hopkins. She's a respiratory therapist there. I think those kids would enjoy a pillow case gift also.
Wow! Anyone would just love that one too! It is beautiful! Yea if the sibs get one too!!!
It is really a small gesture,but it makes us feel like we are doing something,and if everyone does just a little somethng,I know it will help us and help them too. good luck on the surgery,let us know...
I mailed 7 today. I saw on Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville that she has the address and info too so there will be a lot of pillow cases for family members too.
Thank you so much Bonnie for sharing this with us!
Should be an easy fix! A few stitches after. I had been making a couple of pillowcases for the kids I babysit for just this week, Mr. Potato Head fabric for the 3 yr. old and Transformers for the 8 yr. old. They came ot cute with the French seams. 7 Malou: wow!
7 is wow alright!! You go girl!!!
Would it not be wonderful to see the children receive the pillowcases?
Anyone would be thrilled to receive any one of those shown(from all)
I think pillowcases are just the right fit for this situation. Thank you ladies,one and all. lots of creative talent here!!!
Mine were the Peanuts gang,Towmater and Cars, and some colorful happy bugs.
I got an email newsleter from their shop,over 900 made!!! Tried to copy and pste it,didn't seem to work,I willkeep on it, isn't that just wonderful??????
message without the pictures in email newsletter I just got..900 made!!!!Imagine!!!
copy and pasted here to the end...
Last Friday was a day I will never forget.
Today was also one of those days for a very different reason.
How do you adequately express enough thanks to wonderful people with the biggest hearts?
I'm not quite sure, but what I do know is that today I was surrounded by women (and even a few men) and children who were all working towards a common cause. We laughed together and even shared tears. Each and every person worked so hard today. From 8 AM to 8 PM, those machines were work horses! People were pinning, pressing seams, cutting fabric, folding, and serging. It was a little bit of heaven on earth. We've had many who have called and asked how to help. We've had people from all over the country want to contribute. Thank you, thank you.
On Tuesday, December 18, 2012...we made nearly 900 pillowcases.
And I KNOW there are many more to come.
These will be shipped out tomorrow!
I will be sending them to Quilter's Corner in New Milford, CT. No doubt they will have many, many more come in from generous hearts throughout the country. I also know that they will distribute these as needs fit. Each child at that school also had siblings. Each and every child in that community deserves a "hug through the mail" from each of us.
I would be very ungrateful if I did not thank a dear friend and fellow shopowner here in Utah. When Ione of Elaine's Quilt Block found out about the project we were about to undertake, that afternoon I received a phone call letting me know she would be here in 2 hours. (Her shop is in Salt Lake.) Sure enough, through slippery and snowy roads she came with a car FULL of children's fabric. I began to cry. (I'm such a baby when it comes to these things.) There is no way we would have been nearly as successful without her generous contribution to add additional fabric to our project. Thank you, thank you dear friend. Our friends at Stylish Fabrics here in Logan also brought by 45 finished pillowcases to us this evening. I love those women. Thank you Amy and the wonderful ladies there.
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someplace in the pictures,it must be,she said 900 pillowcases were made!! unbelievable!!!!This message has been edited. Last edited by: BonnieN,
Amazing, I knew they would reach their goal and then some. Quilters all pull together for a good and worthy cause.
That is amazing...but not surprising. When the call goes out everyone is there to answer that can.
I mailed my 2 cases this morning on "angel wings" per the clerk at the post office. He saw I had written hugs,kisses and love from TC,Michigan to Sandy Hook on the package and he offered up the "angel wings" free of charge.Talk about a emotional moment....I'll show a picture tonight.
DH is mailing mine now! I feel great just fingers are still numb and tingly. Bandages off Friday.
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