August 9, 2011


A couple of weeks ago I made three pillows with some of my shibori fabric that had been sitting around. The fabric was originally meant to be used in quilts, but none of them came out quite right and I was feeling less than enthusiastic about making the quilts. I was still excited about the fabric and decided pillows were the answer.

 They are each 16" x 16" and are lined and quilted in a pattern that compliments the shibori pattern.

There is an envelope style closure on the back so the covers can be removed and washed if they get icky (you know, spilled on or used as a cat bed).

Aren't they cute? I think so. It was a fun project and while I was making them I kept thinking "I could make a ton of these" but so far there are only the three.


  1. They pillows are great! I don't know what the heck shibori is but I like it.

  2. I was thinking the same thing as Sharon. The third one is my favorite!

  3. Oh! I should have explained it I guess. Shibori is a Japanese method of folding, stitching, wrapping, or otherwise compressing fabric before dyeing to resist the dye and create patterns on fabric. It's kind of like fancy tie dye.