Thursday, July 18, 2013

Placemat Pillow

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I was at Pier 1 eyeing these cool metal stools…

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They are lightweight yet sturdy…and come in black and avocado green.

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Then I saw these blue/green dishes…

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And then I saw these turquoise striped placemats. So, I made this great pillow from two of the placemats.

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I sewed along the previous stitching and just left the outside edges unattached.  I used a travel pillow I found at a yard sale still in the package for $1, it fit perfectly!

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It’s soft and cushy and the perfect size!

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Milo sat on it and smiled, so I guess he loves it as much as I do!

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I am linking to these great parties!

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17 comments:

Rita said...

What a fun pillow! I love that it is made from placemats! Thanks for sharing!

Nici @ Posed Perfection said...

What a fun little pillow! I love that you used placemats for the fabric. I've heard of doing it, but never actually seen it done. I'd be honored if you linked this up to our All Things Thursday Blog Hop going on right now. Hope to see you there!
Blessings,
Nici

Bethany the ngnrdgrl said...

I love those plates and bowels! This is a nice take on the placemat pillow. I have been looking for a double layer one to undo the stitching and stuff. I haven't found the one I want yet, but I have seen lots of single layer placemats. Thanks for sharing with us!

Bethany the ngnrdgrl

Cathy Compeau said...

Love this!! I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Tuesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/.
I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Cathy

heidi said...

The pillows look fantastic. And I love those blue and yellow dishes.

Heidi’s Wanderings

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

that's really pretty thanks for sharing

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

What a great pillow!! Thank you so much for sharing at Monday Funday this week! Have a good one!

Take care,

Trish

the cape on the corner said...

good thinking, and I'm loving those blue and green dishes, too.

Jill Shepherd said...

Great idea for a pillow cover - perfect that you can just leave the seams out! Looks great Ellen.

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Ana Lopes said...

Great project! Love your pillow! Thanks for sharing!
Have a nice week!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love it, what a perfect pair of pillows. I need to remember this. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Great project. Super easy! Thanks for sharing at my Pin Me Linky Party!

Elizabeth Joan Designs said...

So Cute! Love it!

Emily @ elizabethjoandesigns.com

Elizabeth Joan Designs said...

So cute! Love it!

Emily @ elizabethjoandesigns.com

Style Sisters said...

I love how this turned out. Great idea! Come link up your post at my party Centerpiece Wednesday http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/07/centerpiece-wednesday-85-and-wrap-up.html
Karin

Marianne Jeffrey said...

The cushion turned out great and your dog is so cute!

Cathy Compeau said...

I love the colors! My daughters MIL did this. Such a terrific idea! I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/.
I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Cathy