Thursday, 21 February 2013

My Patchwork Pillows

On a recent shopping trip I bough myself a couple of bargain pillowcases.  I only opened them last Friday (after chucking the receipts) and realised that they were crazy huge, continental size 26" square! 
I had wanted standard pillowcases so was a little annoyed at myself as they were very pretty.
Normal pillowcase on the right, continental on the left.
Only one thing for it, I cut them into 6" squares.

My new pillows, I was quite pleased with these I have never attempted a pillow case before.
 Due to the odd size I didn't have enough fabric to make a full back so I had to patch it with white cotton at each end. 
I stripped the bed a day early this week as I was itching to try them out, I would like to report that they were very comfy and are still intact!
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23 comments:

char said...

Ooh, they are so pretty!

ziggy2407 said...

Gorgeous (as always), and again I wish I had 1/2 your talent

Gem said...

Wow, these looks gorgeous, even better than the original in-fact. I love them :) x x x x

LaaLaa said...

I agree with Gem, they look much better than the original! Gorgeous! Xxx

Laura said...

These are lovely :) I bought a king size duvet instead of a double so might make patchwork pillowcases with the excess
x

Teresa Alber said...

They are fabulous!!
Teresa

Jille said...

They are so pretty and so much nicer than the original xx

Crafty Helen said...

They are really pretty - a very happy accident. XX

Kezzie said...

Oooh, they are gorgeous! You have done an amazing job, I prefer them to the originals!x

Liz said...

Lovely - the fabrics look great together.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Crafted by Carly said...

How pretty! What a neat job you did! :-)
Carly
x

Mary Ann said...

Wonderful idea...very pretty too:)

Love from Poppy said...

Kandi these are sooo pretty. I would have changed the bed a day early too if I had these waiting to put on!
Dx

daisychain said...

Argh, these look AMAZING! x

Dinki Dots said...

Gorgeous! Better than they looked before - sometimes accidents have a way of working out perfectly!!
Maria x

simplyvintage said...

They are absolutely gorgeous, is there no end to your talents! xxx

Old Magnolia Tree said...

Hi, I just found your wonderful blog and I've had a great time reading your posts. Looking forward to more!
I really love this idea. I've been thinking of making some pillowcases myself and these look really good.
Rosie

Sandra (Cherry Heart) said...

Gorgeous and great salvage job :)

S x

thesnailgarden said...

I think your patchwork pillowcases are rather special, so much better than the originals. Best wishes, Pj x

Shirley said...

I think we have all bought something and when we got it hope found it's not quite what we expected, but now you have one off pillowcases with very pretty fabric, love it.

Plain Jane said...

Genius -and much better than the originals! x Jane

dosierosie said...

they are lovely, great idea.
Gillx

Connie said...

Your pillows are so pretty. They remind me of days gone by, when Moms where always busy sewing and creating warm, pretty, comfortable items to make their homes cozy and wonderful. It is easy to see all the love that you put into your work.
Have a lovely day.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)