Monday, April 20, 2015

One Pillow Doing Double Duty

I swap out pillows constantly and even though I add zippers to all of them so I can just change out the covers, I still have a LOT to try and store.  
I need my pillows to do double duty.

I wanted to add a little tangerine/orange to the living room, so I started going through my stash.  I had the perfect pillows.

This is one of my all time favorite fabrics ever (Schumacher's Chiang Mai Dragon).  Only one problem, it is just a little spendy for my budget, so I used it wisely for the fronts of my pillows only.

I chose a really fun tangerine/orange fabric for the back.  I love seeing a contrasting fabric peek out from behind.

 I decided to just use the tangerine/orange side for my "Spring Living Room".   How fun is this - two pillows for the price of one.  Love it.

Next time you find the perfect fabric, but the price is just a little stretch,  remember 1/2 yard can make a couple of pillow covers, just pick a fun contrasting fabric and create something "double duty".

Ok, now to get the rest of the room put together and accessorized. 

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  1. I love the fabric on both sides of the pillow!

  2. Love that fabric too and how you paired it with the others, what a perfect combination!

  3. Oh I love that fabric too always so such a fantastic job in making your beautiful pillows...!!

  4. Well, you know I am all about pillows doing double duty like this, Marty! These fabrics are so pretty together and it is so smart to just do an expensive fabric on one side. You get to enjoy it and you don't have to spend a lot of money.

  5. Hi Marty! Oh, this is a great idea and I love both sides of your new pillow! You do sew beautifully. Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. That fabric is absolutly gorgeous! I can see why it's one of your favorites! What a wonderful idea to save on the cost. love the touch of a different print on the back :)

  7. Love both the fabrics Marty! Great pop for your spring living room~ I use the same pillows with different covers, but never thought about double duty, so smart!

  8. I love the contrasting fabric you used on the back of your Schumacher pillow - so, so pretty!

  9. I love this idea!!!! And I NEED TO DO this since I have too many pillow covers already!

  10. Those pillows are so clever! I'm inspired!