I had heard of the "Magic Pillowcase" since I started quilting, but had never seen one made. My friend, Linda, gave me a tutorial while on retreat and I am hooked. Here's a link to a tutorial so you can see for yourself, http://with-heart-and-hands.blogspot.com/2009/05/burrito-or-magic-pillowcase-tutorial.html.
These make great gifts for children and adults alike. Think of one for each holiday or a special one for birthday or a favorite sport or animal. You need 3/4 yard for the body (unless it's directional, then you need 1 1/4 yard), 1/4 yard for the cuff and 3" for the accent strip.