Hey ya’ll! I have teamed up with several blogger buddies for June’s Thrift Challenge. This month, we have changed up our challenge a bit. The rules are to purchase an item from a thrift store, yard sale, garage sale, estate sale OR revamp/upcycle a piece you already own which no longer works in our home. As always, there is no set budget but we like to keep it as budget friendly as possible.
With the change in rules, I knew immediately what I wanted to do. When my Grandmother passed away, 11 years ago, I was allowed to go through her personal belongings and pick out what I would like to have of hers. One of the items I chose was this red quilt.
Over the years, my own little family used it for picnics, beach trips and nap time and as you can see, it had had it share of wear. I placed it in a box in our attic to save and hopefully one day, repurpose it.
When the challenge rules changed for this month, I literally jumped for joy, at the idea I had to make pillows from the quilt. It was super simple!
I grabbed a pillow cover that I already had and used it as the pattern for my pillows. I cut two pieces of the quilt for each pillow and sewed together, added poly-fil and wa-lah, the pillows were complete! Quick, easy and free! I had all of the supplies on hand for making the quilt pillows. The poly-fil is super budget friendly. You can grab it at Joann Fabric and Craft Store for around $5-$10, depending if its on sale or you use a coupon. You can check out my under IG highlights “DIY Pillows”.
I hope you will check out my friends to see what they have found for our June Thrift Store Challenge! I promise you will not be disappointed!
Thrift Store Challenge: Rustic Bench
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Such a wonderful thing to have with so much family history. Wonderful keeping memories alive, so important.
Your fur baby is a cutie. Great to have new blogs to follow.
Thank you!! I love making something new from a family heirloom!
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Shae I am in love with the pillows you made out of your grandmother’s quilt. How special they are. Plus how cute they look on your porch. I love your re-purposed quilt project. Have a wonderful week!
Thank you so much! I hope you have a wonderful week as well!
Amazing what you did with this quilt! It turned out awesome! Its wonderful to be able to keep our special items alive around us… Somethings I just can’t let go off and usually end up in the back of a cupboard somewhere! Great use of your grandmas quilt Shae!!
Shae, these pillows turned out amazing!!! I absolutely love them, and have a couple really old quilts that I’m going to turn into pillows. Thanks for the inspiration!!!