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One Million Pillowcase Challenge: FAQs

What is the One Million Pillowcase Challenge?
American Patchwork & Quilting is challenging quilters, sewers and crafters to help us reach our goal of donating one million pillowcases to local charities.  Many charities can benefit from the donation of a pillowcase and the challenge gives you the opportunity to donate and make a difference in your community.

I own a quilt shop, how do I sign up?
You can sign up on retailer section of this site, or click here.

When will I receive my marketing and promotional materials from American Patchwork & Quilting?
A marketing kit with a press release, media pitch letter,  and event ideas is available in the retailer section of this site.

How do I participate?
Click on Find a Shop to find a participating retailer near you. However, if there is not a participating shop in your area, we encourage you to make a difference by creating pillowcases and donating them locally.

Where do I find the pillowcase patterns?
Patterns are available here. Two new patterns will be added each quarter.

Can I design my own pillowcase?
Yes, creativity is encouraged. Keep in mind, however, the intended recipient’s age and comfort.

What fabrics should I use?
Please check with your intended charity before choosing fabrics. Most charities we have contacted prefer 100% cotton fabrics.

What do I do with my pillowcase when it’s finished?
Click here for a suggested list of charities.

How do I report how many pillowcases I made?
Record your pillowcases here. No need to log in, just tell us your count! Or simply email us at with your count and we’ll add it for you!!

Should I send you my completed pillowcases?
NEW! Yes, you can! You can send your completed pillowcases to us and we’ll distribute to charities in need across the country. BONUS: every pillowcase you send will earn you an entry in our monthly pillowcase donation sweepstakes for a $200 quilting goody bag prize. Click here for details.

How long does the One Million Pillowcase promotion run?
We are committed to getting to the goal of one million pillowcases. If this is still up, we are still going! We’re hoping to reach our goal in the year 2020 – the 10 year anniversary of the challenge! Help us cross the finish line!

How do I contact American Patchwork & Quilting with questions?
Please email your questions to

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