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Pillows for the van

My mother-in-law acquires throw pillows like nobody’s business. And often, when she’s in purge mode, I am the beneficiary of the no-longer-needed ones. This week, I was given two 20-inch squishy down pillows that I thought would be nice in my van. I didn’t much care for the army green covers, but I knew just […]

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Mix and Match pillows, part two

Hi again 🙂 In part one, we talked about choosing colors + fabrics, and how to determine how much yardage you need. In this final chapter, we’ll sew the actual pillowcase and take a look at a variation idea, too. Tools and Supplies light-to-medium weight fabric in a variety of patterns (I like quilting cottons […]

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Mix and Match Pillows, part one

Interested in making a pile of colorful pillows like mine? Today I’ll give you some tips on choosing colors and fabrics. Then come back later for part two, and I’ll show you how to sew the pillow covers together. Sound like fun? (I hope so!) Choosing your colors and fabrics For my pillows, I decided […]

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All dressed up and noplace to go

I’ve been thinking a lot about pillowcase dresses.  I’ve made two before, and enjoyed the process.  My main problem is not having all that many little girls in my life to give them to.  There’s always sewing for charity and for gifts, and I’ve done both, but there’s also the idea that maybe I could […]

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Tush cushion

There’s a road trip in my not-so-distant future, and it involves my 10-year-old car, which I do love, but which also causes a fair amount of discomfort on any drive that lasts longer than an hour.  It’s the kind of thing you wouldn’t notice tooling around town, but sit in the same spot for too […]

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