Do you know why I started blogging?
I started this blog because I live in the middle of the country.
To get here take a right at no where and a then a left at no idea where you are….drive by the cornfields….
….and at the end of a long winding road you will find my house.
And when we finished remodeling and working on the house and I was ready to show off my chalkboard calendar and my faux transoms and my new kitchen and the fresh flowers in the garden I cut for the house…..I looked around…..and remembered my closest neighbor was four pastures away.
And way too busy rounding up cows to look at a new lampshade I bought for the living room. 🙂
And so I started a blog….
….and found all of you.
And when I have a new project I just finished or a new room I painted or a porch I decorated for summer…..
….I can share it with you.
I couldn’t wait to show you this no-sew bolster pillow that I made from a clearance rug from Target….because isn’t that what friends are for.
And I’m so thankful to have a no-sew pillow appreciation friend….
….just like you. 🙂
No Sew Bolster Pillow
(extra picture how-to’s)
roll of quilting batting
Step 1: Remove batting and secure with piece of embroidery thread
The piece of batting will be your form for the pillow.
It’s so much less expensive to use batting instead of a traditional bolster pillow form; however, you want to secure it with a piece of thread so it doesn’t unroll.
Step 2: Trim your rug to fit
Wrap rug around your batting form to determine the size of your pillow.
My rug was a 2’ x 3’. I cut about 6” off the sides to make it the size I needed.
Step 3: Wrap rug and secure with a safety pin
Turn your rug inside out and wrap around the batting form.
Hold in place with a safety pin.
Step 4: Tie ends with thread
Gather the end of the wrapped rug and secure with a piece of thread.
Tie tightly and wrap and re-wrap it until it is completely secure.
Repeat with the other end.
It should look like a piece of candy right now.
Step 5: Remove batting
After you remove the batting the form should look like this.
Then turn it inside out.
After you turn it inside out your pillow should look like this.
Step 6: Reinsert the batting and glue
Replace the batting form inside the pillow and glue it closed with fabric glue (I used Fabric Fusion).
Let dry according to directions.
Here’s a decorative kind of sew option I finished it with embroidery thread.
Or you can just leave the glue. When it dries it’s enough to secure the pillow closed.
It’s a fun and easy way to make a pillow without sewing a single thing.
I wanted to shout it from the rooftops.
And the very best thing?
I didn’t have to visit four pastures away….
….because you were right around the corner. 🙂