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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Where Did All The Red Plaid Go?

It seems like I see red plaid in every single Christmas picture this year, but I can't find any anywhere.  I wanted some red plaid fabric or a red plaid throw, not a one in sight.  I could order fabric,but I didn't think about that in time, so what can I use.

Ok, I have a plan.  How about a red plaid flannel shirt.  A girl's gotta be resourceful.


I found this shirt at goodwill and just cut it up to make a fabulous pillow.  See the buttons down the front and part of the pockets too.



Now to finish up my decor.

Now if I see a red plaid throw, I am still going to buy it.

How is your decorating going?

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32 comments:

  1. Great idea! When I taught Fashion Design (retired) my students had to do a recycling project and many used flannel shirts or t-shirts to make pillows - what could be softer??

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  2. What a great idea using a flannel shirt Marty...LOVE how your pillow turned out!!

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  3. YES MARTY! Where is all the plaid? Here I was waiting for the holiday so I could finish off my family room and alas no plaid to be found! But this is super cute. Clever you!

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  4. I love your red plaid pillow! You are very creative and it's perfect and even more special as you made it. Enjoy the weekend.

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  5. I love it, Marty! I think the buttons add a nice whimsical touch, too.

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  6. Marty, this was such a cute idea! Plaid is everywhere right now; and I love it!

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  7. I love your paid pillow and what a great idea using a shirt-the buttons are the best part!

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  8. The shirt idea is wonderful way to bring in the red plaids . It looks great with the contrasting prints, a beautiful mix.
    Marty perhaps you could go find some of the blue plaid shirts and more reds and whip more up because your shirt case is amazing touch to the details you were looking for and unique at the same time. Plus those DIY thrift shirts cost way less then a designer red plaid pillow for a high end design floor"

    Thank you for the sharing I need to go cut up some shirts now.

    Xoxo
    Dore

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  9. Your pillow is so pretty, Marty! I am still kicking myself for not buying a red plaid skirt I say in Goodwill months ago for a few dollars. It had a tag inside showing it was actually made in Ireland and it had been made for a quite large person, so there was a good deal of fabric in it. I should know by now to follow my first instincts because when I went back a short time later it was, of course, gone! Wishing you the best of all the season has to bring!

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  10. Oh for goodness sake, I have the perfect shirt to make a pillow!! Great idea!!

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  11. Oh that is just perfect Marty! I love plaid...trying to use some in decorating this year too!
    Shelley

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  12. Yes, that is super cute and resourceful, Marty! I saw a wreath done with a pair of flannel pjs, another resourceful idea. I agree there is a lot of plaid going on this year - I even saw a pr of plaid heels, lol! I finished with decorating, but need to busy myself with greeting cards. I'm having so much fun reading everyone's holiday posts that I'll be wishing I hadn't by this time next week. ;)
    Rita

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  13. How inspiring! You are very resourceful to come up with this great idea and love how your plaid pillow turned out! I agree that the red plaid is hard to find right now, a consequence of its popularity I guess. I saw a set of red/black buffalo check sheets that I thought about buying to create table runners...seeing your "craftiness", I just might try it.

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  14. Marty, I thought the same thing!! Luckily, I still had ribbon from years past, but could find none here even at Michaels. I ended up buying a flannel shirt at Walmart, ordering a red plaid tablecloth online, and using an old wool skirt the girls had. I made runners, ribbons, pillow covers and more out of all that. I wonder why there isn't any locally available, but looks like it's not just here. Love your pillow!!

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  15. I agree...where did all the red plaid go this year? I had a few fabric pieces from several years ago, but needed new ribbon.I looked and looked and finally found some at Home Depot, of all places. Love your red plaid pillow, and you're so smart to make one from a shirt. Perfect.

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  16. Marty,
    I think all of the red plaid must be here on the Prairie, dear friend!!!
    "Mr. Ed" and I perused our local Antique Mall last week and there was some in nearly every booth!
    Keep looking. . .it'll show up when you least expect it!!!
    LOVED the shirt turned pillow idea!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  17. That gorgeous little pillow just pops right off of your sofa! What a great idea, it is so cute! I saw some leftover red plaid yardage at Hobby Lobby, but even on sale, it was way more than I wanted to pay.
    My decorating is coming very slowly this year. Essentially, I got out all of my stuff from the past few years, laid it out on my living room floor and felt like it all looked tired. What I'm really wanting to do is change my color scheme altogether, but on December 1st, with my extra funds for Christmas already allocated, it was really not the time to make a change. I put most of it away and decided to use mostly natural Christmas touches to evertday things I was already using. It's not my usual "Christmas'd Up" look, but I'm liking it more each day. I still have more to do and the trees are not up, so I might end up with a transitional Christmas look that's festive in a different kind of way. I might even find a red plaid shirt!

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  18. Oh my gosh your pillow is too cute! I will have to try that one day. It's such a great!!

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  19. So pretty, Marty. The pillow is wonderful!

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  20. Great idea and it looks great. Your sofa looks wonderful with the throw and pillows.

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  21. You're the smartest and most creative one, Marty! The pillow looks gorgeous.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  22. I admire your creative spirit with the pillow! I don't have any plaid myself yet.
    Brenda

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  23. What a fabulous idea! The pillow looks so pretty...

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  24. Love your plaid pillow! The buttons from the shirt really give it character. Man, I wish I could sew!

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  25. What a GREAT idea. You got your plaid and it is an original piece of work!

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  26. So resourceful! Love red plaid and this is such a great idea!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  27. Now that was brilliant - love the idea and it looks perfect!!

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  28. What a fabulous idea using the red flannel shirt for a pillow...a wonderful pop of color among the neutrals and gold:) Hugs, Poppy

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  29. I did tons of red plaid last year because it was all over all of the stores. I feel like it's even more popular this year (although I took it out of my decorations completely), but I haven't seen it in the stores at all. So weird! Wonder if everyone snatched it up in the after-Christmas sales last year and are using it this year?? Great idea, though, in a plaid pinch! :)

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  30. Have you seen the toile and tartan tea towel at Pier One? red plaid trimmed with a red and white toile rufffle--lookin pretty fine! Saw it in my Pier I circular. Cost: $9.99, which I thought reasonable considering the statement it makes and the difficulty of "knocking it off." (Where in the world could we buy plaid toweling?) I thought it cried out to be in YOUR kitchen! Judy

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  31. I've been thinking about doing the same thing but haven't made it to the GW Boutique yet!

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