APQ’s 24-Hour Sew-a-Thon is on the way!

APQ's One Million Pillowcase ChallengeAre you ready to sew for a good cause? Gather some colorful fabric and mark your calendar because it’s almost time for American Patchwork & Quilting’s third annual 24-Hour Sew-a-Thon!

APQ’s heartwarming mission to donate one million pillowcases to communities around the country is going strong. Last year, during sew-a-thon events held around the United States, 10,763 pillowcases were made and donated by generous sewists like you who put their skills to good use.

Want to help APQ reach their goal?

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This year’s 24-Hour Sew-a-Thon runs Friday, September 16, through Saturday, September 17. You can find a shop near you that’s planning to hold a sew-a-thon by clicking here. Or host your own sew-a-thon at home. Invite friends to sew, socialize, and play with fabric!

If you happen to live near Des Moines, Iowa, you’re invited to stop by the Meredith Corporation from 3:00 p.m. on September 16, through 3:00 p.m. on September 17, to sew pillowcases for your local charities. Meet the APQ staff and get help making your pillowcase. Free supplies and refreshments will be provided.

Need a pattern? Simple—and 100% free—designs are available to download from APQ right now.

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Don’t forget to add all your completed pillowcases to APQ’s online pillowcase counter. You can donate pillowcases to these participating shops any time, so keep on sewing!

Have you made a pillowcase for the One Million Pillowcase Challenge? Tell us about it in the comments!

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