Friday, June 17, 2011
Old quilt = New Pillow
When she realized it couldn't be saved, she was going to throw it away. Enter crazy daughter in law (me).
MIL: Kendra, do you think you could use this, maybe do something with it?
Me: That's so cool! Did you know Chevrons are totally in right now?
MIL: I know, I love it, it's just full of holes and cat hair, but I hate to throw it away. My aunt started it and then I spent years working on it to finish it!
Me: You can't throw it away- it's awsome! I'll make a pillow out of it!
MIL: OH! I knew you'd be able to do something with it. :)
Guess I have a reputation.
I measured the extra pillow form I had and cut the drop cloth into a pillow cover. I dyed the fabric and dipped the ribbon in the dye as well. The colors were lovely!
I sewed first a straight line around the edge and then followed up with a zigzag stitch to make sure that none of the knitting unraveled.
I think it turned out beautiful! Did I mention that chevrons are SO in right now?!