After you sew the seam and pull the "hot dog" out, you have this with no raw seams:
Hope it makes sense. Enlarge it to see it better.
Why didn't you guys tell me how much fun it is to make these pillowcases? This is fun! It's a real stashbuster procedure, too, although I have to confess:
I don't really care if I use up my stash. It's actually one of my Treasured Collections. LOL. Still, it's fun to pull out an entire yard and use it up instantly. Now you all know how to make these so that all of the seams are hidden, right? I had the directions, had seen it demonstrated last winter, but when it came time to do it myself on Saturday (trying to make my son's Georgia Tech one), I simply could not understand the directions and had to drive over to the LQS to have Muriel show me how it's layered. Back at home, I drew a huge picture of the layers for future reference, as occasionally I am a Bear of Little Brain.
So do you like my coverlet? I got it at the secondhand store for five dollar-os. That's a great old quilt top wrapped around the bolster that I got at the now-defunct-and-much-lamented Lakewood Fairgrounds show for $15. I keep thinking I will make it into bolster covers, special ordered the two bolsters, got lining fabric, but have yet to cut up the top.