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Posted on: 1/27/04 2:44 PM
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Recently, I made some large bolster pillowforms for my couch. It was a great way to use up the little bits of batting I had saved from other craft projects.

If you use batting as a backing for your pillowforms they'll keep them looking smooth, not lumpy. Just cut the batting backings and baste them to the pillowform fabric. Then sew and stuff. You can fill them with polyfill, batting bits, or shredded foam and still have smooth pillowforms.
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SouthernStitch said...
Thanks so much for this tip, as I am going to be using some beautiful silk organza's from EOS for pillows soon!
1/27/04 3:47 PM
mClones said...
I have some sagging feather couch back cushions. Do you think I can use this technique for the slipcovers then put the saggy pillows inside them?
1/29/04 9:26 AM
KMangum said...
Yes! You'll want to make the new pillowcovers just the same size or slightly smaller than the old saggy ones. When you 'force' the old ones inside these new padded covers, it'll be more full and plump.
1/30/04 7:24 PM
Mary Stiefer said...
I have done something a bit similar to that. I made some cushions for my kitchen chairs - but I used fleece on each of the inner sides of the seat material and then used batting between the fleece layers. The cushions do come out quite smooth and nice looking.
2/11/04 12:19 PM

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