There are many options when making decorative pillows. The first and most obvious is the fabric choice. It’s nice to repeat your main fabric from your windows and then have some in coordinating fabrics too.
The next step is to decide what you want to trim and finish the pillow with. Your choices are to make a self or contrast welt out of fabric, brush fringe, braided cord, bullion fringe and different styles of tassel fringe.
There are many choices for the type of form to use. My favorite is 10/90, it is a blend of 10% goose down and 90% goose feathers. It’s good to use on heavier weight fabrics because the more down that is in a form the softer and more light weight it is as well as being more expensive. I like these forms because you can karate chop them and they will stay.
Polyester fiber fill is a very inexpensive alternative to feathers and down but most clump or flatten and do not hold up to use. I like to use the cluster fiber forms for bed shams because they maintain their shape.
These pillows I made for my Dad’s new room. He took the pics and sent them to me but I forgot to tell him about the “Karate Chop” !
What about you…. Do you karate chop your pillows ?
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