How to Make A Quilted Gingham Pillowcase

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How to Make a Quilted Gingham Pillow Case

I came across this great gingham quilt pattern by Erica Arndt at www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com and thought to share it with you. Rather than doing the entire quilt for you I decided to do the quilted gingham pillow case instead. You can find the pattern and instructions for the entire quilt and the pillow cases on Erica’s website. If you would like more quilting projects check out my other quilting tutorials.

I actually want to JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores and purchased fabrics for this project in accordance with Erica’s pattern. I went with a dark, and medium blue and a white for the gingham and a plain white for the backing. You can head to your local quilting store or to fabric.com or onlinefabricstore.net to get exactly what you need for your gingham quilt project. This post contains affiliate links that if you click on the, and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

What you Will Need: How to Make a Gingham Pillowcase

What you will Need

Step 1: Cut your Fabrics

From the dark fabric cut two 5 1/2″ x WOF strips. From those strips cut four 5 1/2″ x 20 1/2″ strips. Also from the dark fabric cut one 13″ x WOF Strip for the cuff. From the medium fabric cut four 5 1/2″ x WOF Strips that you will cut 20 1/2″ strips from as well. Finally, from the white fabric cut two 5 1/2″ x WOF strips that will also be reduced to 20 1/2″.

Step 2: Stitch the Strips

Stitch a strip of dark fabric to a strip of medium fabric using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Stitch another dark strip to the medium strip and finally another medium strip to the dark so that you have four rows that are dark, medium, dark, medium. Do the same with the medium and white strips. Press all the seams toward the medium fabric.

Alternate Dark and medium strips and stitch
Alternate White and medium strips and stitch

Step 3: Cut the Strips

Measure across each strip set 5 1/2″ and cut a strip of alternating fabric. Cut four strips forom each strip set.

Step 4: Assemble the Rows

Stitch a medium and dark row to a medium and light row pressing toward the dark rows. Stitch the rows together until you have all eight rows stitched.

Alternate the rows and stitch
Stitch 8 rows together

Step 5: Back the Pillowcase Top and Quilt

Using a white fabric, back the pillow top you just made and baste it together. Quilt as desired. Trim any excess backing fabric.

Back the top of the pillow case and quilt together however you want.

Step 7: Add the Cuff

Press the cuff fabric in half lengthwise wrong sides together. Open it up and place it right sides up on your work surface. Lay the quilted pillow top right side up on the top edge of the cuff. Pin. Roll up the quilted pillow case like a burrito until you reach the top of the cuff. Fold the bottom of the cuff over the rolled gingham to meet the top of the cuff and pin together. Stitch across the top making sure not to stitch the rolled gingham using a 1/4″ seam allowance.

Place the quilted top on the cuff
Roll up the quilted top and fold over the cuff and stitch.

Step 8: Finish the Quilted Pillow Case

Pull the rolled gingham through one end of the tube you just created. Press. Place the pillow case wrong sides together and stitch along the side and bottom using a 1/4′ seam allowance. Trim the seam to 1/8″ and turn the pillow case wrong sides out. Stitch the bottom and side again using a 1/4′ seam allowance. turn right side out and you are finished.

Unroll the pillow case
Fold in half and stitch
Turn wrong sides out and stitch again.

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