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pillow experiment.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

had a couple old feather pillows that were mostly flat. i opened one and used it to fill up the other pillow. i am not a very good seamstress, but i was able ot do the job. the feather pillows i like cost about $30-45 and they have not been on sale lately and i did not want to pay full price. i am hoping it helps my get more sleep challenge.
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    I love to hear that items can be re-used, and your idea is perfect! Just recently I was storing two quilted spreads on my crowded closet shelf when I had an idea----to fold up the quilts the size of bed pillows and put each one inside a standard, zippered pillow cover. They became ideal bed pillows for the guest beds. ----
    Also, I purchased quilted place mats (coordinated for my bed covers) then stitched two together and inserted small "travel pillows" bought inexpensively at Walgreens.
    They add a decorative touch and not as pricey as pre-made decorative pillows.

    I have little skill in sewing, but this kind of "re-cover" is so easy!
    1104 days ago
  • BECKY0111
    Great idea! emoticon

    1105 days ago
    Ecellent! I did this with feather pillows a few years back. It was a bit of work. Having the right sized pillow helped me. Then I found out there's a drycleaner in my neighborhood that will give your feathers a new case for a really reasonable price. So next time, I'm going pro!
    1106 days ago
    This is really great. Thanks for sharing because no I can go do the same with mine.
    1106 days ago
    I had to smile at your post. I've done this too. Messy job but yep it worked. I bought new ticking, measured it out and made the new pillow then ripped the other and tucked it inside to try and contain the feathers but a few went flying. I tossed the old ticking and stitched it all closed. I was sooooo happy when the job was done and the pillow lasted a few more years. I agree feather pillows are expensive and when you get one you love that is comfy you just can't give it up if you can save it. There's an old saying that goes something like, "use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without". Good on us for making do. emoticon
    1106 days ago
    Love problem-solvers!
    1106 days ago
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