One Million Pillowcase Challenge

American Patchwork & Quilting challenged quilters, sewers, and crafters to help reach a goal of donating one million pillowcases to local charities starting in 2010. In December 2020, we reached the goal! Click here to see the current pillowcase count!

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One Million Pillowcase Challenge
Scroll down for the current One Million Pillowcase Challenge count, pillowcase patterns, donation information, and more.
One Million Pillowcase Challenge Where to Donate
This is a list of suggested charities to get you started! Please contact charities in your local area before donating to make sure they are accepting pillowcase donations and to understand any restrictions and requirements for donations.
Our Top 20 Pillowcase Patterns
Pick from among the top pillowcase patterns from the One Million Pillowcase Challenge.
4th Quarter 2020 One Million Pillowcase Featured Fabrics
View color options for 4th Quarter 2020 pillowcase patterns. Simple piecing makes the band come together quickly with Pillowcase Pattern #92: Turned Bricks Pillowcase - download here. Use an AccuQuilt die to easily turn scraps into  Pillowcase Pattern #93: Thread Spool Band - download here. Look for these fabrics at your local quilt shop.
3rd Quarter 2020 One Million Pillowcase Featured Fabrics
View color options for the 3rd Quarter 2020 pillowcase patterns. Feature a focal print in the center of a pieced star design with Pillowcase Pattern #90: Bursting Star Pillowcase. Click here to download the Bursting Star Pillowcase pattern. Add some festive cheer to a pillowcase using AccuQuilt dies with Pillowcase Pattern #91: Snowman Appliqué. Click here to download the Snowman Appliqué Pillowcase pattern. Look for these fabrics at your local quilt shop.
2nd Quarter 2020 One Million Pillowcase Featured Fabrics
View color options for the 2nd Quarter 2020 pillowcase patterns. Piece a cute button design on the band by using Pillowcase Pattern #88. Click here to download Button Band Pillowcase. Use up your scraps with Pillowcase Pattern #89: Crazy Quilt Band. Click here to download Crazy Quilt Band Pillowcase. Look for these fabrics at your local quilt shop.
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1st Quarter 2020 One Million Pillowcase Featured Fabrics
View color options for the 1st Quarter 2020 pillowcase patterns. Use a combination of piecing and appliqué to make May Basket blocks in Pillowcase Pattern #86. Click here to download the May Basket pattern. Appliqué letters spell out the name of the recipient in Pillowcase Pattern #87. Click here to download the Personalized Pillowcase pattern. Look for these fabrics at your local quilt shop.
Travel Pillowcase
Many charities desire travel-size pillowcases, which are a great beginner project. They don’t require much fabric and are quick to sew! Click here to download free step-by-step instructions.