Wednesday, February 17, 2010

From table setting to pillow

Could not resist purchasing two sunny yellow tulip shaped place mats at Marshall's yesterday. I broke my promise to NOT purchase anything MIC, but with some sewing notions and fabric items, you just gotta do what you gotta do - they were reduced to less than half price, so the total of both of them was $3.14. I rummaged through my fabric stash and found a coordinating fabric that looks nice with the tulip I think. Appliqueing tulip to a large piece of fabric (measure for pillow to be inserted) was easy and I had some fabric to do cording on one pillow. The mate to this one may have to be relegated to male status and be displayed without cording - since it is difficult to work anyway. Placing these bright, cheerful pillows will welcome SPRING in any city. Observe our ticker each day - it's closer than you think.


  1. Those are really cute! Neat idea. So ready for spring.

  2. Wow, what a great idea!!! I love Marshall's & I too have made a promise to myself to hold off on shopping for a while, at least until the new spring things are out :)....Hey, a girls gotta' shop!!!! Have a great night!!

  3. Bettie, your ceativity never ceases to surprise me. I never thought about putting placemats on pillows. They are beautiful! I, too, am counting the days until spring. I have been sewing bunnies to help me pass the time. Keep sewing!

  4. Deb, scroll back and check out some of the Nov posts as Bettie posted a similiar project using placemats shaped like leaves...Bettie and I are always challenging each other to "think outside the box" and quite often when shopping together will challenge the other to name at LEAST 3 ways an item can be used before we are allowed to purchase!