ScrapSMART.com, the company that provides downloadable images for sewing, quilting, and paper craft projects, is pleased to announce that it has joined a 2009 community service partnership with the American Sewing Guild (ASG).
Each year, the American Sewing Guild sponsors a national Community Service Project. This year’s project is creating Pillowcases for the Ronald McDonald House in Albuquerque, NM. This project is in conjunction with national ASG Conference 2009, (July 16-20). ASG chapters may also donate Pillowcases to any Ronald McDonald House in their local areas. If you would like to join in this effort, visit www.ASG.org and click on Chapter Info to locate the ASG chapter nearest you.
The Pillowcases are to be standard size pillowcases. The finished size is 21” wide x 32” long. They need to be made of 100% cotton in children’s prints and bright colors. This easy project is a great one to invite local youth groups to join in the fun.
Many FREE quick and easy Pillowcase patterns can be found on the internet. Simply enter “pillowcase pattern” in your search engine and take your pick. If you plan to make the Pillowcases as a community service project for a local Ronald McDonald House or any other charitable organization, it’s best to seek their approval before proceeding with the project.
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ScrapSMART.com helps add the finishing touch to these projects by providing local groups and individuals with two free downloadable fabric labels to personalize their lovingly sewn Pillowcases. The label includes the ASG logo with colorful children’s designs: a fairy princess for girls and dinosaurs and a helicopter for boys! Plus the label has additional space for organizations, chapters, or individuals to add their own names and/or messages. The downloadable fabric label designs are available at www.ScrapSMART.com in Microsoft Word and PDF formats, and are set up ten to a page.
Use any inkjet desktop printer to print the labels on fabric sheets, cut them apart, turn the edges under, and stitch to your Pillowcase. Even easier, back the labels with fusible web, trim close, and fuse in place. ScrapSmart has extended a 20% discount for printable fabric for ASG members to use for creating the Pillowcase labels.
According to Reenie Feingold, founder of ScrapSMART, “We are proud to be part of this great partnership. The ScrapSMART Pillowcase label helps every service project to be easily associated with ASG and carries the personal pride of the individual sewer and/or ASG chapter or Neighborhood Group. The label will create a connection between the ASG chapter that donates the Pillowcases and the individual recipients. Knowing where the gifts come from allows the organizations and individual recipients to further connect though personal friendships and caring.”
ScrapSMART.com is dedicated to bringing you the best in sewing, quilting, scrapbooking, cardmaking, and crafts. For a complete line of products, or to place an order, please visit www.ScrapSMART.com. or call: 800-424-1011.
American Sewing Guild (www.asg.org) is a national non-profit organization of 20,000+ members dedicated to advancing sewing as an art and life skill. ASG has over 130 chapters with nearly 1,000 Neighborhood Groups in communities throughout the United States. ASG welcomes members of all skill levels and from many different walks of life to join them in learning new skills, networking with others who share an interest in sewing, and having the opportunity to contribute to community service sewing projects.