are you an old sew and sew?

I’m always on the hunt for new and different websites, especially when there is a good cause attached to them!

And today I found a great website that can benefit others by YOUR sewing!  Its the One Million Pillowcase Challenge and here are a few details!

“American Patchwork  & Quilting is challenging you to help us reach our goal of donating one  million pillowcases to local charities.   Many charities can benefit from the donation of a pillowcase and the  challenge gives you the opportunity to donate and make a difference in your  community.”

If you go to this website…  you can get ALL your questions answered!  They have a list of charities that will help you get started and the website also has FREE PATTERNS!

Not a professional seamstress?  Don’t you worry!  Here is a video from Kim and Kris from DIY Dish that shows you exactly how to make a pillowcase … I checked it out and it looks pretty simple!  I love their do it yourself videos!

what to do on a rainy day…

Ok, it’s very chilly and rainy today so I thought I would do ANOTHER quilt!  It’s number 2 for me and again…I’m just wingin’ it.

FIRST I get distracted by a sweet hummingbird…Ok, now let’s get to it….

I picked pink and lite green and lite blue for my fabric and then went all the way back to the store just to grab up some chenille….it REALLY makes the quilt.  After cutting a million squares, I laid them out in the pattern that I wanted and once I liked it….I started sewing them together..

Once I get started….it’s hard for me to stop….so.. NO POTTY BREAKS UNTIL THIS IS DONE!!! (ok….that isn’t true)…  Now it’s time for something wonderful…How can ANYONE sew without a homemade rice krispie treat?  Would you feel better if I told you I used Brown Rice Krisps?  No?  Oh well…….

Now…you MUST iron everytime you even LOOK at a quilt square…this is important…

I learned the hard way….

OK!  Once I sewed up all the rows…I then sewed those bad boys together and laid them on top of a wool batting and then attached the whole thing to the back…… I am just going to do some ties on the front to keep everything secure!  WOO HOO!!!  I’m done!