upcycled quilt pillowcase.

pillow copy

Earlier this summer, while cleaning out our grandfather’s house – we found these quilts that our great grandmother had made. Quite a few of them actually. Alot of them were tattered and stained, but I couldn’t stand just throwing away something so old and something that so much hard work went into. So I took them and told the family that I would turn them into pillowcases, with the good parts, so that we can all have a piece of her quilts.

I created a simple pillow case with a zipper at the bottom. I plan to mail these to family across the country, so this will make it easy to throw in an envelope and they can stuff a pillow into them when they get them.

I was able to make four pillows from one quilt. I still have three more quilts to go!

104. coin purse


Not sure how I had time to get anything done tonight, due to a very irritable toddler, but I somehow managed to make this quick little zipper pouch while he was winding down watching some cartoons before bed. I tried following a link I saw on a blog, but that was confusing me, so I watched a you tube video and got the hang of it pretty fast.

So there you have it. I definitely plan to get some bigger zippers and make more sizes of these little pouches.