One Million Pillowcase Challenge Reaches Halfway Mark & Giveaway!

Hi! We're excited to announce that the American Patchwork & Quilting One Million Pillowcase Challenge reached its halfway point! More than 500,000 pillowcases have been donated to charities since the challenge’s inception in 2010. We’re proud to be a sponsor of this wonderful Challenge!

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To celebrate this milestone, we have teamed up with APQ to offer a great Giveaway! There will be 4 winners. Each will receive a prize package of six magazines--a total value of over $50.00! To enter to win, comment on our blog below with the hashtag "APQgiveaway"

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But, we need to make more pillowcases in order to help APQ reach their goal of one million pillowcases! So, we’re challenging quilters, crafters, and sewers across the country to make a difference as part of this challenge.  To find out how you can help, visit

To see the free patterns that you can make with Cuddle, as well as other fabrics, click here: (Free Patterns)

Here is a pattern for an easy Plush Pillowcase (Pattern 23) that we made for the challenge. We used Toy Chest from the Shannon Studio Collection.

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And, here are the two patterns that we made for 2nd Quarter:

Pattern 32: Train Pillowcase

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Pattern 32: Train Pilowcase. We used Kozy Cuddle Solids, Izzy by Ann Kelle from the Robert Kaufman Cuddle Collection, and other Cuddle prints such as Plaid Cuddle White.


Pattern 33: Hourglass Pillowcase

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Pattern 33: Hourglass Pillowcase. We used  Spice Market from the Shannon Studio Collection.


Stay tuned for the 3rd Quarter patterns...coming soon...


Good luck and Cuddles,


PS  Which pillowcase patterns will you make? We’d love to see your finished pillowcases, so please post your photos on our Facebook page.

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Written by Ellen Mickelson
Ellen Mickelson is the Marketing Manager at Shannon Fabrics. She loves sewing, quilting and knitting, as well as plants, flowers and gardening. Ellen is a cat lover, and a super proud parent who likes being in nature, taking walks outside around the MN lakes, working out and yoga. She's also a beginning Salsa dancer.