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Join in the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge!

American Patchwork & Quilting is challenging quilters, sewers and crafters to help them reach the goal of donating one million pillowcases to local charities. The challenge gives you the opportunity to donate and make a difference in your community.

As part of the challenge, APQ has made a wonderful variety of pillowcase patterns available for free. At the time of this writing there are 61 of them!

While we encourage you to participate in the challenge (info below), you may also be inspired to make pillowcases to match your quilts.

The following examples were made for the challenge by Joanna Figueroa. We love the patterns she selected and her fabric choices. It’s easy to imagine the pillowcases paired with a quilt from the same fabrics.

Patchwork Pillowcases

You’ll have fun choosing between the various pillowcase designs for your own versions. We especially like the following two, but there are so many to choose from!

1 Million Pillowcase Challenge Pattern

1 Million Pillowcase Challenge Pattern

You’ll find patterns in many different styles and colors to inspire you. Go to the following link and scroll until your find the complete list. Click a link for the free PDF to download.

Click here for the free pillowcase patterns.

Should you decide to participate in the Challenge, be sure to enter the number of pillowcases you donate into the counter. You’ll find all the info you need at the following link. And, click the purple “Find a Shop Button” across the top of the page to find a participating shop in your area.

Click here for the “1 Million Pillowcases Challenge” information.

Be sure to look at the FAQ page for additional information.





PLEASE NOTE: Quilting Digest has featured many patterns from vendors participating in the Craftsy Marketplace, most of which have been deleted by Craftsy. It's going to take awhile for us to hunt down new sources for those patterns. In the meantime there are many links to patterns on our site that no longer work. We apologize if this article contains one or more of those links and appreciate your patience while we straighten things out. Thank you!

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