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Saturday, May 9, 2015

A Fail and A Save

Remember that wonderful fabric that I had stashed and then found again, well I was so excited to make a few pillows.  As I started cutting, I couldn't believe that I only bought 1 yard of fabric of each.  WHAT WAS I THINKING?   This fabric wasn't expensive, only about $10.95 a yd, so I surely didn't need to skimp.  In order to make 2 pillows with the front and back of each pillow out of the same fabric, I needed 1 1/2 yds for a 20 inch pillow.  Now I could only get two fronts out of one yard, so I needed to do some more "double duty" pillows.


Remember when I showed you that since this fabric was so expensive,

 I only bought 1/2 yard then used a contrasting fabric for the back?  

I had to do the same thing again.  I looked through my stash to find a fabric that I knew I would use and would mix in with my other pillows.  My "dot" fabric was the winner.


 I can think of a dozen different combinations where this will work - -


 and I am positive this is going to be one of my favorites too.

I think I am more and more loving this idea of "double duty".  Any time you can get 2 for 1 that's a good thing.

What you think?  Are you liking "double" too?

I am joining the following parties:




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9 comments:

  1. I LOVE your double duty pillows! Two looks in one is always a good thing.

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  2. Marty, I love how you did these. They look really pretty.

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  3. I too love the double duty pillows! So much more bang for your buck. Happy Mother's Day! fondly ~lynne~

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  4. Wow Marty. You sure do know how to mix and match :-). Those fabrics are so rich looking and beautiful. I love them!

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  5. I love all 4 fabrics and how they mix and match so wel. I really need to make some pillows this summer! Sheila

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  6. Love these Marty. They look like they were made to pair up to make these beautiful pillows. Great Save!
    Happy Mother's Day.
    Kris

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  7. Beautiful-like two for the price of one. And you sew so great. Love them!

    Happy Mother's Day to you! :)

    Jane x

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  8. I love these prints!! Such a great solution (especially if the fabric and you only want to buy one yard)!

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  9. oops! *especially if the fabric is expensive! ^^

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