20 October 2009
I love, love, love old wool blankets!!! When I go thrifting, I am always on the lookout for vintage wool blankets in yummy colors... I have a huge collection, and even though I have used them to make tote bags and to cover benches, I am always on the lookout for easy projects. A while back, on a visit to my sweet friend Joy's house, I saw some pillows she had made with a vintage wool blanket, and loved them!!! I decided to recreate them: I cut sets of 20" blanket squares using a scalloped rotary blade, sewed three sides, stuffed the pillow in, then finished the fourth side! No seams to turn, no slip stitching, and in less than two hours I had whipped six pillows!! I even made one with two different sides, so you can switch sides depending on the mood... Thank you Joy for the inspiration!!
Posted by Maison Douce at 6:43 PM