Every few years my quilt group gets together and spends one day making pillowcases. All sorts of patterns and fabrics. When someone in the group is hospitalized, they are given a pillowcase from the group to brighten up their room. I've started doing the same thing for friends of mine. This pillowcase is going to a friend that had knee replacement surgery and is in the hospital. I make seasonal pillowcases for my family (halloween, Christmas, valentines, etc.) They are so easy and make quick gifts.