Here are the "kits" cut and ready to be pinned together before they get sewn.
There are so many fantastic fabrics and prints ready to appeal to any age kid!
Pinning is done to get the several layers of flannel together.
The most genius process of making these pillowcases is the first step where you make a hot dog with the fabric.
There are many hands ready to help on Friday and Saturday.
And lots of machines to help stitch!
If you don't sew, those who can cut with a rotary cutter and those who can iron are just as important as those who can sew a straight stitch!
Paula says that in the past five years of running this project she has a 100% success rate for finding a job for volunteers young and old.
Many of the volunteers are parents of children with cancer and I have been honored to work along side children battling cancer as well.
This is Paula's youngest son Sam sewing the decorative stitches on one of the top layers of the pillowcase.
Over the years they have found that once the pillowcases are washed, the decorative flap gets rumpled, so sewing a decorative edge not only makes it more fun to look at, put serves a purpose.
One of the rooms happily working!
There is one other sewing area and another room where pinning and card making takes place.
This years final pillowcase total was 222!