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Friday, October 15, 2010

Ruffles Are a Good Thing!

I am a HUGE sucker for down pillows. They are so cushy, squishy, cozy and just plain wonderful!
So...whenever I see them on sale or they're really, really cheap, I buy them. Even if I already have 10. Seriously, you just can never have enough. I put them on all the beds and I use them as throw pillows on all of the sofa's. They fill every single one of my pillow shams and I have never paid more than $5 or $6 for any of them. Oh wait, I did pay $9 once for a big Euro down pillow but you get my point. I only buy them when they're really inexpensive. I'm kinda cheap that way. So anyway, I was at a bargain store the other day~ Ollie's Bargain Outlet ~ and I found a huge, super cushy king size down pillow. It was $5.99 - yes, you read that right! And yes, I did buy it. This time I had actually been on the lookout for one because I wanted it to use on the loveseat in the family room (I stole the one that was previously there to use it on our bed)
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It needed a cover though.

I went through my fabric stash and found this linen and muslin.


I prepared the muslin to make a ruffle. I wanted to leave the raw edge so I just sewed a straight line down the length of the fabric to avoid complete fraying when I wash it.

Then I just sewed the ruffle to the linen and sewed up the whole thing - pillow case style.

Voila!


One can never have too many pillows. At least that's what I think :)


and then, I got out my glass marbles and sheet music and began to play!

Happy Friday everyone. Enjoy your weekend!
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xo and God Bless,
Kathleen

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I'm linking up with Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday

7 comments:

Brenda Kula said...

Your pillows look so very pretty propped up and ready for someone to snooze on!
Brenda

Blondie's Journal said...

I am in love!! Fabulous!!

XO,
Janie

Polly said...

love it!

Linda said...

So pretty! I love the contrast of fabrics and the fun ruffles...

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I just made my first ruffle this week and I love it! Your pillow is so pretty, great job!
Have a great Sunday :)
Kristin

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I just made my first ruffle this week and I love it! Your pillow is so pretty, great job!
Have a great Sunday :)
Kristin

Marie said...

Hi there! Luv your ruffled pillow as well. Sooo cute!!!
-marie