Rug Pillow Redux

In case you were wondering, yes I did finish the Martha Stewart rug pillow I started making two weeks ago. (Some projects do actually get finished around here once in awhile.) I had planned to make two big pillows, but one was enough for our bed (they're big). So I used the two leftover rugs to make two small envelope-style pillows. So easy! They took about 15 minutes each to make, once I got them pinned how I wanted them.

A couple tips: I simply folded one standard (albeit thin) pillow in half for the insert -- no special size needed. Martha recommends stitching down each corner to secure the flap, but my pillow seemed to want to bulge in the middle so I tacked it in 3 places along the fringe instead to keep everything in place.

I don't know if I'll get around to decorating much for the holidays (keep in mind I have a refrigerator in my living room) but these lil pillows bring some warm coziness to the room. The perception of warmth is very important right now -- we haven't turned on the heat yet because we're in the middle of some duct work. A little space heater has become our best friend. (It got down to 26 degrees this week.) Brr!!!

Oh, and when I inevitably get tired of the pillows, I can undo the stitches and use them as actual rugs. Brilliant.


  1. awesome idea! just stinkin cute!

  2. I love it. So great! I'm hoping to make an IKEA trip soon. This may be on the list.

  3. Absolutely Ned -- we can't have delicate things around our house. Everything must be able to withstand industrial cleaners... partly because S lives there and partly because people like you come to visit.

    I had to delete your comment though because you used S's real name, dork! He likes to keep his anonymity. Probably because he's embarrassed to admit he lives in our house.


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