We look forward to the One Million Pillowcase Challenge  from the folks at American Patchwork & Quilting. The great thing about this challenge is that it benefits so many local causes.

We have had an opportunity to see just how much these pillowcases mean to children who receive them through our involvement with Mary Bridge’s Children’s hospital at the Sewing and Stitchery Expo. The stories behind some of the donated pillow cases are so touching. Read more here.

AllPeopleQuilt.com offers free patterns for pillowcases. They asked people to vote for their favorite of the free patterns on a special Pinterest board and today you get to see the winning pattern recreated on our blog and many others.

We collaborated with our friends at FreeSpirit fabrics and created this version of the Train Pillowcase.  Did you know you could use multi color threads for applique? We love the cute pattern the thread creates around the train cars.


Thread: Dual Duty XP General Purpose Multi colors: 9325 Bowl of Cherries and 9343 Blue Clouds for Applique, Solids: 4310 Icy Blue, 5280 Parrot Blue




Pillowcase body and band: FreeSpirit Beechwood Park by Jenean Morrison.

Train fabrics: FreeSpirit Shelburne Falls by Denyse Schmidt, World Tour by Parson Gray, Notting Hill  by Joel Dewberry, Designer Essential Solids


Of course- the real test of how successful we were is here….


About the Author

Lynn is Director of Consumer Services with Coats & Clark.

2 Responses to One Million Pillowcase Challenge
  1. My grandson always love any of train so i want to sew these for him.
    Please send train pattern to me.


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