Allatoona Quilters Guild
The Guild makes comfort quilts for children of all ages and for adults in distress. The quilts are given to the Acworth Police Dept. twice a year (June & July). They also share some quilts with other agencies (Ex. Safepath Child Advocacy). An example of how they use our quilts; if a child is taken out of a home or has been in accident, Acworth PD will try to comfort that child with a quilt. The quilt is theirs to keep.
We accept quilts of all sizes but the most popular are lap size. We have several patterns available that measure 44 x 55 inches. Each quilt has to be finished and bound with a Guild quilt label on the back and a name slip (removed when quilt is donated). Labels and name slips are available at General Meetings.
Pillowcases are also made for “Ryan’s Case for Smiles” (wwwcaseforsmiles.org). Pillowcases must be:
1. Made of 100% cotton fabric (no flannel)
2. May not have skulls, guns or glitter
3. Should be bright, cheery and colorful
3. Must be laundered in fragrance-free detergent and dryer sheets
4. Should be ironed, folded and place in a new quart size zip lock bag
Any questions please contact Carolyn Shea, Community Service Chair.
Pillowcase for Charity - Standard Pillowcase Instructions
Main Piece 7/8 yard
Border/Cuff 1/3 yard
Cut as Follows
Main Piece 27” x 40-41” Determine which piece is the longest
Border/Cuff 11-10” x 40-41” and cut both pieces that length
Step 1 Lay border piece right side up.
Lay main piece of pillowcase right side up on top of border piece
- line up raw edges at top. Stick a few pins to keep together.
Step 2 Roll up the main fabric from the bottom up to keep it out of the way.
Bring the bottom edge of the border piece to the top edge, matching
and pinning all the raw edges together.
Step 3 Stitch a ¼” seam along the pinned edge. You now have a tube of fabric.
Turn the tube inside out and press the border so it lays nice and flat.
Sewing the final seams:
This can be done either with a serger or French seams. The following instructions are for French seams.
Step 4 Put the wrong sides together and sew a ¼” seam. Clip the corners,
turn wrong side out and press.
Step 5 With right sides together, sew a ½” seam, enclosing the seams.
DO NOT CLIP CORNERS!
Turn pillowcase right side out and you have yourself a pillowcase!
To donate to charity:
Wash the pillowcase in unscented, clear detergent and dry using an unscented dryer sheet. Iron the pillowcase and fold it so it fits into a new, clean quart size baggie.
The Allatoona Quilt Guild pillowcases will be donated to “Ryan’s Case for Smiles”. In 2017, the Guild donated 500 pillowcases to the Georgia Chapter.