Pieced Pastimes: Throw Pillow Slip Covers and a Sampler In Progress

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Throw Pillow Slip Covers and a Sampler In Progress

Having 5 kids, 3 little fur balls and a husband who refuses to take off his shoes in his own home, I try to decorate in an 'easy living' style. I love a 'beach cottage, french vintage, shabby chic, white on white' style, but it is just not practical for my family (maybe someday).

On a recent trip to the fabric store, my heart skipped a beat when I saw this lovely printed linen fabric. I could hardly contain myself and hurried home to sew this 'Throw Pillow' for our family room. After finishing this, I decided that my old throw pillows needed an update as well.

I was lucky to find some coordinating fabrics in my stash that day and made up some 'Throw Pillow Slip Covers'. I am really liking the light colors with the dark leather - it's a nice change. The other nice thing is that they come off easily for washing - a must have with my crew!

In case you were wondering, I am sampling some paint colors on my wall. I am still undecided, but I know that the old wallpaper has got to go. I have been avoiding painting this room, as it has very high cathedral ceilings and I am not looking forward to the ladder work.

This is a little peak of a sampler that I've been working on and I hope to have it completed soon.

Until next time ~ Suzanne. Print Friendly and PDF


  1. love the pillows! and that coffee table is awesome! also love the gathering you have displayed on it! very nice!


  2. Hi Suzanne.I loved this post.Your fabric is gorgeous as too is your coffee table...well everything is! I know what you mean about decorating.I started our sitting room in May and then stopped half way through.Just need a kick to finish it now! Have a great week.

  3. Those pillow covers are wonderful. I love the way they look with your furniture. I also really like your coffee table. Everything works so well together. Your sampler is fabulous. Can't wait to see it finished.
    Enjoy your week,

  4. I LOVE that fabric too!!! I would've come home a sen a pillow up too. Looks awesome on your couch. I like the color on the left. Good luck painting. LOL.


  5. Hello Suzanne!
    Very nice pillow covers and I can understand the excitement over discovering that fabric!
    I love it, but can we talk about that coffee table? I'd love for you to roll that on over to my house! =)


  6. Love that sampler fabric, Suzanne. Now that's right up my alley.

    Seeing your stitching makes me want to start another project. I have all the supplies. Now I just have to MAKE the time.

    Did you decide on a paint color? I like them both. Big help, huh? *wink*

  7. The pillow covers are wonderful. I think they look great on the dark leather too. I like the paint color on the left but I have that same color throughout most of my home and I love it! It goes well with natural wood (which I have a lot of in my home). You have a beautiful home with beautiful furnishings! I'm loving that sampler so far. Is that another of Primitive Betty's patterns?

  8. LOve the fabric you bought. I know what you mean when you find something like that and can`t wait to do something with it. I sew and LOVE fabric! GREAT pillow!


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