I've been doing lots of home re-vamping so it was only a matter of time before I got to doing a home tutorial!
This one is a quilted pillowcase! For some reason or another, we had this pillow on the couch with this really ugly fabric. I actually don't even know where this pillow really came from either - things just appear in this house and beg me to improve them.
The original pillow has the exact size triangles as my version on the right but the fabric is so close you can hardly tell! This pillowcase is also made from all scrap fabric in my sewing room. I guess I tend to really over-buy fabric. The brown was from a pair of menswear pants I made back in 2005 in college, the yellow (I really think I picked it up at a thrift store long ago) will be familiar if you've seen the top of my Mix N Match dress, and the green polyester is from when I constructed my mom's apron.
If you can read in my photo, you want to cut 24 triangles (12 for each side) and 4 edging strips. I don't include seam allowances on the photo, but I always use 1/2" for all seams except hems and 1/4" for enclosed seams on garments. You only need to use 1/2" all the way around on each piece after drawing shapes in the sizes I wrote.
This pillowcase fits a giant pillow that is about 36" X 21".
- Triangle: the 2 legs are 10 1/2" long and then the hypotenuse is about 14 1/2". Just connect the 2 legs diagonally and your triangle will be fine! Cut 24.
- Edging: 20 1/2" X 2". Cut 4.
I don't know if this is a quilting "thing" as I have never quilted before, but I ended up folding my fabric about 4 times to get 8 triangles cut at once. HUGE time-saver!
After that, you want to apply the edging on the sides. Dummy me didn't get photos of that, but you can see the edging in this photo below:
Repeat those steps for the 2nd side of the pillow.
After those sides are sewn, you want to enclose the edge like you would a hem on a dress.
If you make a pillowcase like this from my pattern, please post! I want to see!