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Did you know that in the US alone there are over
800,000 children in foster care?
Many of these children move from place to place with
and certainly nothing to carry their
few belongings in.
Just imagine if each child had a fun pillowcase.
This is one of the main reasons I have participated
Million Pillowcase Challenge since the beginning.
Recently All People Quilt issued a challenge to vote
on your favorite
FREE pillowcase pattern.
I guess it is fitting that the train pillowcase won.
There seems to be an inspiring comparison between
the winning pillowcase
and the Million Pillowcase Challenge.
So, I have taken the liberty to give this pattern a new name,
the little engine that could.
That's perfect, right?
APQ's little engine has made it up the hill
to the half million mark.
Now is the time for everyone to throw some
coal in the engine and help.
So, today is the day many people are posting
their version of the train pillowcase pattern and
donating it to a local charity.
Here is my pillowcase.
The sample yardage from Arrin Turnmire's, Little Things Organic
had arrived and I was dying to sew with the organic cotton.
I choose a fun striped print for the body of the pillowcase and then pulled
pieces from my scraps to make the train parts.
I must say, sewing on the organic was dreamy.
You can make your own version of the train or any pillowcase.
To download the train pillowcase pattern, click here. Lots more free patterns
Visit here to see the other pillowcase posts.
Here is a message from Senior Editor, Jennifer Keltner
asking for your help
in meeting their goal of One Million Pillowcases.
Won't you please make a few pillowcases
and donate them to a local charity?
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