sweet as honey pillow cases

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hey everyone! i’m so excited that TODAY is my turn to contribute to the sweet as honey blog tour! (yes, i put myself on the schedule. i couldn’t resist joining in on the fun! #dork.) i’ve been determined to spruce up our guest room for a while now and decided that the all white bed needed some colorful pillow cases and lots of pillows. i mean, can you ever have too many pillows? i actually made 8 pillow cases, but that many pillows on the bed just looked ridiculous. so six it is.

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for this project, i used missouri star quilting co’s super easy video tutorial on how to make a tube pillow case. i also (of course) used my latest fabric line sweet as honey and even threw in a little of my first line, reminisce. see it? since the video does such a great job showing step by step instructions, i decided not to include a tutorial here but instead direct you to their video. you can watch it here.

to prep for this project though, all you need is:

– 3/4 yard for the case
– 9″ coordinating strip for the cuff
– 2″ coordinating strip for the trim

there’s a really fun trick to this project that i can’t quite wrap my brain around. basically, you roll everything up into a tube, sew a little and out comes a pillow case. (haha!) the video tutorial does a nice job at explaining the entire process though and it’s very easy to follow.

sidenote: you could also easily use this technique to make pretty hemmed curtains, table runners, skirts and more!

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i think it has added just the right punch of color to this room (though i should probably go a head and apologize to all of david’s cycling buddies that will be staying here, surrounded by flowers. sorry guys!).

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if you haven’t already, be sure to hop on the sweet as honey blog tour! we’re about half way through and it’s been so much fun to see what everyone is making! be sure to check out nancy’s beautiful pillow on owen’s olivia from yesterday and follow the tour on monday with cindy’s project over on schoolhouse patterns. you can also catch up and see the full schedule here.

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