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Easy Polka Dot Pillowcase

By: Accuquilt
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Use fun homemade pillow cases to decorate a kids' bed without spending a fortune. These Easy Polka Dot Pillowcases can be made in just a half hour with Accuquilt Go! dies and fusible web. You only need a few seams to make these pillowcases!

Project TypeMake a Project

Quilt Size20 inches wide x 26 inches long

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueApplique


MATERIALS (for one pillowcase):

  • 1 yard background fabric
  • 1/2 yard trim fabric
  • 1/2 yard fusible web
  • Accuquilt Go! fabric cutter
  • Accuquilt Go! Circles 2", 3", 5" (55012)
  • Accuquilt Go! 6" x 12" mat (55112)
  • Accuquilt Go! strip cutter 2-1/2" (55017)

Easy Polka Dot Pillowcase


White fabric:

  • Cut 1—20-1/2" x 40-1/2" rectangle
  • Cut 1—9" x 40-1/2" rectangle

Trim fabric:

  • Cut 1—2-1/2" strip across the width of fabric
  • Cut 3—5" circles with fusible web backing
  • Cut 5—3" circles with fusible web backing
  • Cut 9—2" circles with fusible web backing


  1. Fold 20-1/2" x 40-1/2" rectangle in half.
  2. Remove paper backing from appliqué circles.
  3. Arrange circles on rectangle as shown or as desired.
  4. Fuse in place following manufacturer’s instructions.
  5. Zigzag stitch around edges of circles with matching thread.
  6. Layout both rectangles and trim strip according to diagram below.
  7. Pin and sew rectangles and trim strip together.
  8. Press both seams toward 9" rectangle.
  9. Press under 1/4" on long open edge of 9" rectangle.
  10. Fold pillowcase in half right sides together. Pin and sew short and long edge of pillowcase.
  11. Pin 1/4" folded edge of 9" rectangle over trim seam allowance on inside of pillowcase.
  12. Hand stitch in place.
  13. Press fold in 9" rectangle to crease edge.

    Easy Polka Dot Pillowcase


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