Friday, February 1, 2013

Creative Recycling - My Great Room Pillows

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Pretty, aren’t they?

I made these Mola pillows from silk dupioni when we moved into the house.

We have a leather sofa and loveseat.

As soon as I put the pillows up in position on the furniture they slid right down.

I loved the pillows, but was not happy with that.

I finally came up with a solution that involved recycling the Molas with a different fabric for the pillows.

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I used a lime green Ultrasuede that I found in the closet when I was reorganizing it.

The Ultrasuede has enough “tack” to allow the pillows to remain in an upright position.

It took me a while to take them all apart and then create the “new” pillows.

I am so pleased with them.

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This is all the dupioni I salvaged from the pillows. I have an idea for something I will be creating with it soon.

This puzzle is NOT what I meant when I said I was going to be creating something with them soon! Click to Mix and Solve

6 comments:

Mary Stori said...

What a super idea! Wow...what a find...lime green ultra-suede....how on earth did you (Miss browns/oranges/earthtones) ever decide to purchase it? The pillows look fab!!!

Nina Marie said...

ohhhh dupioni silk - what a nice save and then all that extra - its soo my favorite fabric!

Terri said...

Love the molas! and the pillows. Please share what you do with the silk.
Hugs

Judy Ferguson said...

Thank you so much for this post. I have some silk pillows that do the same thing. I also have been saving some Molas for just the right project and I think I just found it. Love the bright colors you used.

MulticoloredPieces said...

I'm all for recycling--and this wasn't just any recycle. Beautiful results.
best, nadia

Cathy Perlmutter said...

I never would have thought of ultrasuede! Love the results! And having lots of dupioni to play with is good, too!