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Ok craftgrrls! Let's get this going!

We're going to be making pillowcases for Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and delivering them To Sew Expo's Pillowcase Patrol

LJ has agreed to be the collection point for our pillow cases. So when you are done making them send your package off to:

Craftgrrl Crafts for Charity
c/o LiveJournal Inc.
580 Market St. Ste 500
San Francisco, CA 94104 USA

From there they will be shipped off to mschilepepper who will take them over to Sew expo.

In order to get them there in time the pillow cases must be received no later than 2/22/12.

Here's some patterns/tutorials that were suggested:
http://jmnstars.blogspot.com/2010/12/look-what-i-made-monday_26.html
http://www.pacificfabrics.com/media/uploads/2011/02/13/files/Pillowcase_Pattern.pdf
http://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/00569201012271239106026.pdf
http://www.kickassquiltsupplies.com/hotdog.htm
http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/millionpillowcases/freepatterns/BasicPillowcase2011.pdf

If you can't sew but can embroider/cross stitch you can buy a standard size pillow case and beautify it all up.

I'd really like to collect 900 pillowcases which is about a months supply. It's ambitious and probably unobtainable but lets give it a try! Please spread this post far and wide so we can get all the help we'd need to possibly reach that goal.

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( 22 comments )
lindapendant
Jan. 16th, 2012 07:07 pm (UTC)
As someone who has spent a lot of time in a hospital, let me just say that this is such a wonderful idea. Any little comfort such as this can make a difference even if it just brings a smile to a child in such a sterile and often scary setting.
ilea
Jan. 16th, 2012 07:17 pm (UTC)
I know. Before katrina I still had the blanket given to me when I was in the hospital as a child.
paranormal_dog
Jan. 16th, 2012 07:51 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful idea! I'll definately see what I can do. I can imagine that something fun to make the kids smile and feel even a little better would be much appreciated.

I hope you reach your goal, and good on LJ for helping with this!
englishlady78
Jan. 16th, 2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
I'll do my best to join in with this, I'm in the UK so will try and send a few over, it's such a sweet, practical idea. :)
denisemedevac
Aug. 3rd, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
This is very interesting. I'll find time for this.
mschilepepper
Jan. 17th, 2012 01:52 am (UTC)
Actually, I said I don't mind if people send me the packages directly. I guess they'd have to contact me or you for my address, but that's a minor issue. I just figure it's best to eliminate one more step and one more possibility that things could go astray. How much would it suck if all the craftgrrls' efforts went kaput via a lost package?
ilea
Jan. 17th, 2012 03:11 am (UTC)
I did it this way since I'm reaching out to other communities to help with the pillowcases.
mschilepepper
Jan. 17th, 2012 03:14 am (UTC)
Okey dokey then! Either way, I'll get 'em to their destination.

How will it work to get the tickets for the event?
ilea
Jan. 17th, 2012 02:48 pm (UTC)
I don't know. I'll email my contact over at lj and see.
madame_ugly
Jan. 17th, 2012 01:09 pm (UTC)
Now that there's a due date, I'm totally focused (I need due dates!).

*goes to dig out iron*
tydyehippo
Jan. 17th, 2012 07:18 pm (UTC)
Count me in!! I make pillow cases all the time for gifts! I know I have MANY scraps for trims!! :D
chiibi_lady
Jan. 17th, 2012 09:11 pm (UTC)
That's a great idea! I personally want to thank you for taking the initiative to do something wonderful to help sick children who need all the love and support they can get.
lizzardtears
Jan. 18th, 2012 11:58 pm (UTC)
what would the finished size of the pillow cases need to be?
I would like to make a few, but would do better knowing what size before starting.
I saw 20X30 in one of the tutorials but the others didn’t have finished measurements. is this a good size?
ilea
Jan. 19th, 2012 12:36 am (UTC)
Looking around the web it seems anything from 20x30 to 23x32 seems to be considered standard size. So within those measurements I suppose.
joe2damoe
Feb. 17th, 2012 05:33 pm (UTC)
I wish I'd found this sooner. There's no way I can knit a pillow case by the 22nd. But I hope you reach your goal!
hostedivr_jen
Oct. 15th, 2012 02:14 pm (UTC)
I wish I'd found this soooooner, too. Anyway, I wish you the best!
garage_rob
Jun. 9th, 2012 11:25 pm (UTC)
pillows
that is SO sweet, 2 thumbs up!
denisekw
Jun. 11th, 2012 11:31 pm (UTC)
patterns
those are so neat! thanks!
ivrjay
Jul. 27th, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC)
I hope you reach your goal! Good luck!
airevac
Sep. 24th, 2012 02:44 pm (UTC)
Interesting. I wish you the best!
callautomation
Oct. 1st, 2012 03:02 am (UTC)
Such a nice cause. Very helpful, indeed. Good luck!
cargo_lift
Oct. 12th, 2012 01:20 pm (UTC)
I agree. This is wonderful. Good luck!
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