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Okay, ladies, Sue has a mystery project and it is BIG! There are so many details that still need to be resolved and time is very short. So sewers, (wo)man your machines. Sue says, "we need generic patriotic prints for a huge mailing at the end of the month." Even if this falls through, the pillowcases will be used.

The challenge is on: How many different pillowcases can you get done?

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Laura, I will keep that in mind. Many thanks.
Laura, thanks. I'll get back to you on that! Dori, do you need fabric? If not, Laura, I'll have you send it to me. I'm sending out a notice to my HAE sewing crew. So I hope some more will step up to the plate.

Even if this big project doesn't work out, we'll tell you then. I just don't want to say because of the details. Dori is going to monitor this for me. Thank you!
Sue, I finished cutting almost all of my fabric today. Laura, make me a friend and I will PM you my address. Many thanks!!
I can't promise anything but when my fabric arrives I will see if I can get some done.
Hey Sue, I'm here. This could be fun.
Hi ladies, this all sounds great.
I purchased 5 yards of patriotic material today and I was going to get my girlfriend to show me how to make them since she is already making pillowcases for the HAE project and she said just bring the material to me and I will make them for you so I should have mine by the first of next week. Not sure how many 5 yards will make but count me in. I will have them ready to go when I hear shipping info.
Matt's Mom, be sure to let me know how many you make. They are easy to make and hopefully you learn how. It is nice that your friend will help you. The number you get made depends upon how you combine the material.

You should be able to get 6 full pillowcases (all one print) out of 5 yards of fabric, if you cut them lengthwise 30" and the width is about 21-22" wide.

If you pair the fabric with other fabric to make a "banded" one, then the 5 yards will stretch further. See the photo above.

I did do alittle work on this project today. I am excited. One funny thing the gal I was talking to said "you couldn't get them done by such and such date." I said "are you kidding me? Dori just gave me a count of 291 and once people know what the project is, they will jump on board."

So we are waiting a bit to annouce. I hope to know something in the next day or so. The gal was excited by the end of our conversation.
I love your cloths line. It really shows off the cases and its a good visual for us beginners.
that was Ally's picture. It does show them off nicley.,
I received a box of material today so I can make some for this project. Woo Hoo!!


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