1.15.2010

Placemat Pillows

I am loving me some lazy Saturday. Ross is at the UK vs. Auburn basketball game (he is a diehard UK fan) its raining and I am enjoying every minute of me time. Not job searching, cleaning, or studying. Instead I have made some fabulous pillows.

During a trip to Pier 1 I found a fabric that pretty much sums me up. It was love at first site. Unfortunately, I had no need for placemats. However, there was a table runner to replace my Christmas one on the buffet table. Then it hit me.... I can make pillows from place mats!

Lucky for me the placemats were made using two pieces of fabric. I ripped a tiny hole in the seam binding the two pieces. Then I stuffed the inside with some leftover polly-fill I happened to have on hand and used some fabric glue to bind back the tiny hole. The table runner ended up only costing me $6.00 and the two placemats were $2.48 each. What a steal! I placed the pillows on some extra chairs given to me by my mom in our "dining room". The new fabric really helps to separate or living and dining spaces.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Read On,
MT


18 comments:

barbara@hodge:podge said...

WOW-what a find and ingenious idea. I am impressed. I love the fabric.

Sherry said...

I never would have thought of just stuffing the placemats to make a pillow. What a great idea for us that are sewing challenged! Love the fabric.

bec4 said...

I really love that fabric. I need to hop on over to Pier 1 and see what they have. Thanks so much for linking up!

Cha Cha said...

Love this, this print is amazing. You did a great job with your me time. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cha Cha

The Tidy Brown Wren said...

Thanks for sharing your project. What a great idea! I'm going to search my cupboard for any placemats I can turn into pillows!

Prior said...

How cool! Way to go looking at at place mat and seeing a pillow! Lezlee

Heather said...

Oh, yes you are right! I do love it. So, girls craft night this week? You & me, a little Pier 1 Trip & a night of Artsy Fartsy, yes please...

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That fabric is perfect for a pillow. It was screaming to be a pillow! I love how it turned out. Smart girl.

Christina said...

Really like the fabric, the pillows look great!

marissa said...

what great finds, those make the perfect pillows

Simply Susan said...

Great job!

The Cottage Mama said...

Gorgeous - great idea!!

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

I love that pattern you found, so cool!

Feel free to link this up at Talented Tuesday on My Frugal Family:

http://theherberfamily.blogspot.com/2010/01/talented-tuesday-links-january-19th.html

Beth Anne said...

thats a great idea and I love the pattern!

mommabear said...

Love the colors!! What a deal you found...LUCKY!

Mags

artisticblend said...

Wow! That IS gorgeous fabric! Great job.

La said...

I just made some the sam way yesterday and I love them! Now I just want to go on a placemat shopping spree. =) Yours are super cute!

MT said...

So glad I could be of inspiration.
Thank you for all of your sweet comments!

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