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Ryan's Case for Smiles

We are so proud to be a part of Ryan's Case for Smiles! 

Our shop is a drop off point and we will have a video very soon on how to make a burrito pillow case!  It is very easy.

To get started, Follow these steps:

  1. Pick out 100% Cotton Novelty/Printed fabrics  (flannel and holiday fabrics are fine)
  2. Wash fabric in unscented laundry soap with a color catcher
  3. Iron fabric with no starch or flattening spray (no scented liquids at all!)
  4. Make a Burrito Style Pillow case - standard size
  5. Serge or overlock stitch the 2 seams.
  6. Bring your completed pillowcase(s) to Threaded Lines Quilt Shop in Montgomery, TX.
  7. Let's get a picture together!  These pillowcases make LOTS of children happy during their treatments.

Here are further guidelines from Ryan's Case for Smiles.

  • Please use 100% cotton (no polyester) fun/novelty prints! Pillowcases for teenage boys and girls are always needed. Please, no glitter and noskulls. Flannel is acceptable but not in all hospitals. Please check withyour local coordinator in regards the hospital’s policy. Note: JoAnn’sflannel prints wash fairly well but the solid flannel tends to look worn after 2 washings. Use caution with using RED.
  • Always pre-wash the fabric with unscented detergent. We recommendusing a Color Catcher sheet (dye-trapping sheet) for loads containingmultiple colors. Pre-washing helps to shrink fabric, prevent colors frombleeding and eliminates chemicals.
  • Once the pillowcase is completed, please make sure all pins are removed. If sewing with inexperienced sewers, you will get the bestresult if you have an experienced sewer assisting those less skilled.
  • Return completed pillowcases to the nearest drop off location or yourlocal coordinator unwashed and unbagged. The coordinator willinspect all pillowcases and then wash and package according to ourguidelines established with infection control in mind.
  • We are very conscious of the children’s compromised immune systemsso whomever washes and bags the pillowcases should be healthy andwork on a “clean” surface.
  • Have Fun…Happy Sewing and Thank you so much for helping kids feel better to heal better!

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