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Thursday, January 17, 2013

I Love! Pillows

I love making pillows!  I am running out of space in my house to display/use them.  I will probably need to be making them for gifts soon. 

I saw the cutest pillow on the front of Sew-it magazine Feb/March issue.  They used yo-yo fabric for flowers.  I have so many of those yo-yo's made from vintage fabric.  Last summer, I bought a box full of already cut vintage fabric circles to make the yo-yo's.  I also bought some already made from the Historical Society in Union during a sale.  So, I used them with garage sale fabric.  The fabric is a blue color with a flower pattern.  I chose 3 that blended well with the vibrant pattern.  I didn't use stems/leaves with this pillow.  I liked the look without them.  I did use vintage buttons to hold the flowers in place.  My mother had sent me a tin of vintage buttons that she got at a garage sale for $1.  (I showed them in a past article.)  I am so happy with the look.  I decided to put the pillow on the sofa with other similar colored pillows.  Just a little rearranging. 

I do have some other ideas for using the yo-yo's in future pillows.  I want to make some yo-yo's from all of that fabric I have that is already cut.  Someone took a long time to cut the circles and I want to finish it for them.  I must have about 150 circles.  Just enough for a few more pillows.....

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