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Make a set of bed linens with Italian cutwork designs and pulled-thread borders. Stitches include Buttonhole, Overcast, Satin, Ladder hemstitch and Interlaced hemstitch.
AMERICAN HOME CRAFTS Summer 1978 (v.6#3) pg. 16, 65

How to make "designer" sheets by drawing giant breakfast designs (toast, eggs, bacon strips, coffee) on plain white sheets and pillow cases with permanent felt-tip markers.
APARTMENT LIFE Apr 1978 (v.10#4) pg. 56

How to make a set of sheets and pillow cases into a giant "box of candy" by using permanent felt-tip markers.
APARTMENT LIFE Apr 1978 (v.10#4) pg. 60

How to trim sheets, pillowcases, and towels with decorative borders.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1976 (v.54#12) pg. 57

Patterns and instructions for three embroidered pillowcases. (1) Lace butterfly case, (2) white-on-white butterfly case, and (3) flowered case.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1978 (v.56#5) pg. 128, 184

Embroidered pillowcases in floral spray pattern.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1980 (v.58#12) pg. 80, 137

Stenciled bed linens. Dress up plain sheets and pillowcases with colorful stenciled borders applied with fabric paints. Est. cost:$28.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1983 (v.61#2) pg. 66, 109

Decorate bed linens in an embroidered one stitch morning glory motif.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1985 (v.63#5) pg. 80, 88

Tip: Dress up purchased sheets and pillow cases with added panels of color and rickrack trim. Est. cost: $13.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1988 (v.66#7) pg. 122, 126

Flowers-and-leaves embroidered pillowcase edging with the look of crewel. Est. cost: $12.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1988 (v.66#7) pg. 124, 128

Embroidered "Good Morning" pillow, cross-stitched pillow with Morning Glory wreath design and sheets trimmed with a Morning Glory cross-stitch border.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1990 (v.68#5) pg. 103

Dreamland express bedroom ensemble for a child. (1) Twin bed headboard is plywood covered with batting and ticking fabric. An engine, caboose and heart-shaped cars that spell the child's name are painted on the ticking. Bandana scarves accent the upper corners. (2) Curtains are sewn from ticking. Red bandana squares are used for tiebacks, which are held in place with railroad crossing signs made from tongue depressors. (3) Heart-shaped switch plate is padded and covered with bandana fabric. (4) Pillowcase is painted with a Little Red Caboose and edged with bandana fabric. Top sheet is bordered with a painted train track and I Think I Can motifs. (5) Engine motif is painted on a T-shirt to serve as a night shirt.
CRAFTS Feb 1991 (v.14#2) pg. 48, 53

Halloween pillow talk. Pillowcase, made from black fabric, is appliqued with a jack-o'-lantern and stars. Special thread makes face glow in the dark.
CRAFTS Oct 1992 (v.15#10) pg. 28, 61

Quick and easy way to make vintage-look pillowcases by adding printed cross-stitch fabric.
CRAFTS Mar 1998 (v.21#3) pg. 32

Wedding ring variation in calico is pieced on the borders of plain cotton pillowcases.
CRAFTS Jun 1998 (v.21#6) pg. 52

Monogrammed bed linens with leaf medallions and lace edging.
CREATIVE IDEAS FOR LIVING Jan-Feb 1990 (v.21#1) pg. 42, 81

How to paint fabrics. Includes patterns and instructions for painting some fascinating designs on sheets and pillowcases.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1976 (v.6#8) pg. 20

Add feminine ambience to a bedroom by adding touches of handmade lace or embroidery to pillowcases. (1) Tatted pillowcase edging. (2) Crocheted pillowcase edging.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1982 (v.13#5) pg. 60, 79

How to give a bedroom a professionally decorated look. Walls and accessories are painted and stenciled with a tulip theme. (1) Strie glazing technique used on the walls emulates fabric. Blank border paper is stenciled with tulip motifs.(2) Paper lampshade is painted with a color wash and stenciled with a tulip motif. (3) Trio of bandboxes are painted and textured using a combing technique. (4) Purchased sheets and pillowcases are painted with beribboned sprays of tulips. (5) A purchased throw pillow is painted with ribbons and a spray of delicate flowers.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1991 (v.18#2) pg. 47, 33

How to use fabric patterns and painted designs to create a Victorian bedroom. Includes patterns and instructions for painting morning glory, rose, poppy and round generic flowers. These motifs are then combined to embellish walls, ceiling-fan paddles, doilies, a dresser scarf and a bedspread.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1991 (v.18#4) pg. 62

Candlewick embroidery for a pillow sham.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Jun 1985 (v.16#3) pg. 54

Embroidered pillowcase for a baby.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 19 1981 (v.94#7) pg. 104, 154

Comforter cover and pillow shams start with plain solid sheets and add expensive patterned fabric as appliques only. Est. cost: $83.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jul 12 1983 (v.96#10) pg. 109, 172

Patterns for four butterflies to be embroidered on white satin pillowslips or other objects.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Fall-Winter 1979 (v.10#1) pg. 86, 116

How to silk screen leaf and flower patterns on sheets, pillow cases and ribbons.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Spring-Summer 1980 (v.10#2) pg. 62, 113

Machine-knit lace trim for a fingerling towel or pillowcase.
MACHINE KNITTERS SOURCE #39 Nov-Dec 1990 (v.7) pg. 80

How to trim plain sheets and pillowcases with eyelet.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Spring 1979 (v.24#1) pg. 82, 166

"Good Morning" pillow case to embroider.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Summer 1980 (v.25#2) pg. 50, 108

Three sets of pillowcases are embroidered with French-knot heart designs and floral cross-stitch designs.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Apr 1985 (v.30#2) pg. 65, 83, 86

Three crocheted pillowcases edgings. (1) Scalloped fans. (2) Filet-crochet band with colorful rosettes in diamond motifs. (3) Fillet-crochet band with hearts motif and interlaced ribbons along both edges.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jan 1988 (v.33#1) pg. 42, 35, 57, 77

Bed linens are decorated with 1930s floral motif applique made from bias tape.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jun 1990 (v.35#3) pg. 56, 90

How to trim ordinary sheets, pillow cases and towels with machine applique embroidered borders. Also includes instructions for appliquing flowers, butterflies and bows on a ready-made comforter.
NEEDLE & THREAD May-Jun 1981 (v.1#2) pg. 16

Embroidered crib set (sheet and pillowcase) made from yellow and white gingham.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jul-Aug 1983 (v.3#4) pg. 18, 48

Sheet frills. A hearts and flowers motif to paint on plain sheets.
TOLE WORLD #122 May-Jun 1993 (v.17#3) pg. 24, Insert

Three filet crochet edgings to decorate plain bedroom linens.
WORKBASKET Mar 1990 (v.55#5) pg. 22

Lazy daisy bed linens. Use only three basic embroidery stitches to add simple patterns of leaves and flowers.
WORKBASKET Aug-Sep 1994 (v.59#6) pg. 42

Hills and valleys tatted lace edging is used to decorate a pillowcase.
WORKBASKET Aug-Sep 1994 (v.59#6) pg. 44