Sew Goodness {a monthly charitable sewing challenge}

My friend, Amy Smart (Diary of a Quilter) has started the new year off right with a plan to “Sew Goodness”.  She has created a monthly charitable sewing challenge.  You can find all of the details about her plan here.

I have decided to join her and hope to be able to participate each month.  This month, I chose to make some pillowcases as part of American Patchwork & Quilting’s ongoing One Million Pillowcase challenge.  If you are like me, you probably have plenty of fabric in your stash without an intended purpose.  This is a perfect way to use up some of those fabrics!  I chose some prints that I thought would be fun for kids and stitched up 6 pillowcases.

Pillowcases made by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts for APQ's One Million Pillowcase Challenge #sewgoodness #onemillionpillowcasechallenge

My favorite is probably that top zoo animal pillowcase with the orange polka dot accent fabric.  So cute!!  These six are now ready to be donated to our local domestic violence women and children’s shelter.

Pillowcases made by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts for APQ's One Million Pillowcase Challenge #sewgoodness #onemillionpillowcasechallenge

What is your favorite charitable sewing project? I’d love to hear what others sew to give back.

Amanda

5 thoughts on “Sew Goodness {a monthly charitable sewing challenge}

  1. Love the fabrics for the pillow cases. I started sewing scrub caps for one of our local hospitals, for children who are going into surgery. They get to choose (and keep) a cap to wear.

  2. I am sewing up the last 25 or so pillowcases for charity. I started sewing pillowcases in November 2017 and made 40 for my family holiday dinner. I still had a stack of fabrics remaining so I am finishing them up to donate. I am also making fleece blankets and some double sided flannel baby blankets to give to a local charity. These are my January 2018 charity projects.

  3. I am a sewist (I like that word better the sewer – ha!) and a quilter for QOV and a quilter for our Guild’s service project. We provide a quilt to every child that comes through a local boys and girls home, about 60 each year. Luckily we have a lot of quilters that help!

  4. I love this idea and have been thinking of making some baby or kids quilts to donate to a local charity. Thanks for the reminder to use the gifts and talents God gave us to serve others. Love you!

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