I've been waiting and waiting for the right thing to pop into my head about what to use this fabric for. It's a super soft cotton poplin, so I finally decided I had to make pillow cases! I've always had a thing for bedding, I remember picking out my bedding in 6th grade even (which I still have by the way - it's just tucked away). I think it's still cool and that doesn't happen too often when you think about things you used to like in 6th grade.
So I hunted down some instructions for pillow cases with french seams. I used Bari J.'s measurements for the pieces and then realized her instructions didn't have pictures. Not good when you're trying to figure things out at 12 o'clock at night. So I jumped on Little Birdie Secrets' blog and used their great tutorial here (and just used the french seam instructions from Bari J.'s).
I made 3 last night and they came together really quickly. I can't wait to give them away at Christmas. That's one project off my to-do list for Christmas, yay!
I also have some great books on my desk from our library (I think this is either the second or third time I've checked out most of these. There are some really great projects in the Impatient Patchworker that I've already made a while ago.