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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Happy Mother's Day to you! :)

    Jane x

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

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