I have leaped ahead somewhat and diverted my attention to the pillowcases.It started with a little collection of scraps.
This is guerrilla patchwork at it's best, just sew them altogether in a strip. Don't worry about seam allowances and edges, just sew.
Press it and then cut the edges straight. I found my rotary cutter did a tidy job.
Have you spotted the lovely crochet edge? well here is the pattern I made up for my crochet class which starts up again in mid January.
Pillow case edging
size 30 crochet thread
First make a row of blanket stitch across the edge of your fabric where you want the edge to be attached to using embroidery thread for a different colour or your crochet cotton to match.
Row 1: Join yarn in the first blanket stitch. Ch1, make 2dc in each blanket stitch to to the end. Add 1 more dc in the last stitch to make an odd number.
Row 2: Ch3,1tr into each dc to the end, turn
Row:3 4ch, miss first 2 stitches, *1tr into next treble, 1ch, miss 1tr,* repeat from * to *. 1 tr in the last 3ch from the previous row. Turn.
Row 4: 3ch, 1tr into the first ch space, *1tr into the next tr,1tr into the next ch space* repeat from * to * to end, turn.
Row 5: Pointed edge as follows: ch1, 1dc in the first stitch, *miss 2tr, (3tr,3ch,3tr,) all in one stitch. Miss 2tr, 1dc*. Repeat to end.
Fasten off and admire!
I will have a little lie down to try it out later! work first..bye..