Thursday, June 28, 2012

Placemat pillows

Hi and welcome to my new followers. Sorry I'm late with this week's Tried It out Thursday. Sometimes life just gets in the way. 

I was browsing in Tuesday Morning a few weeks ago and found the perfect placemats for making pillows. Just the color I want to use on my back porch and one has butterflies too.


Even better is the fact that one has a pattern on both sides and one has a solid back so I have reversible pillows for more options.



These are so easy to make. Use placemats that have two layers of materials.



Pick one end, or part of it, open with a seam ripper and fill with fiberfill or quilt batting. Sew the end closed again.

I love easy projects like this that allow me instant gratification and satisfaction over completing something- and saving money too. The mats were only a couple of dollars each.

Sharing here:


10 comments:

  1. What a fabulous idea! Love the ones you chose ..beautiful! :)

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  2. Oh! So smart to find placemats that are layered like that. I need to keep my eye out to find some. Thanks so much for sharing your project at Etcetorize this week!

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  3. Those are fantastic!! I love them. Megan

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  4. I'm in LOVE with these placemats pillows!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  5. Love the things you can do with placemats! I'm stopping by from I'm loving it.

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  6. these are really cute. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/07/3-face-masks-from-your-kitchen-and.html
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  7. Those are some cute pillows! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Chef n Training. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-6.html Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  8. I love the fabric!!! Perfect outdoor pillows.

    Stopping by from Sugar Bee Crafts linky party. Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2012/07/bow-pleated-purse.html

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  9. Super cute pillows, love them even more on the porch then I would on the table. What a great find you found at Tuesday Morning!

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  10. Ok I love these! What a great idea. Would love you you to link up at my Pin It Thursday party http://www.sweetbellaroos.com/2012/07/19/pin-it-thursday3/

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