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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Ticking Stripe Pillow Pumpkins


     When I saw some pillow pumpkins on Pinterest,  I thought to myself  "how could I make some to use in my fall decorating..... with very little sewing involved"     I don't really like to sit in front of a sewing machine,  but I don't mind doing a little hand work in the evening while I'm relaxing in my recliner.


My pillow ticking pumpkins were made from the comfort of my recliner,  except for one trip to the kitchen to use my glue gun.   I had to get a snack  so I was going to be in there anyway...lol!

I wrapped my pillows in fabric using large safety pins to "tape my package together"  ( The little pleat you see at the top is where I attached the stem to my pillow.)


I   "bundled" the stem,  a lace bow,  and a spray of silk flowers together and attached it all at the same time with heavy duty thread and a long sculpting needle.


I used a fleece buffalo check fabric for two of the stems.    Since fleece doesn't ravel,  I just slip stitched my stem together.   I didn't have any poly filling on hand,  so I filled my stem with a Walmart bag...lol!


I used some wide burlap ribbon for one of the stems.....I just slip stitched this stem too.


I made one square pumpkin pillow and two small rectangle pumpkin pillow using black and cream ticking fabric.


I had a big piece of pink and cream pillow ticking that I wrapped a full size bed pillow in.      When fall is over,  I will just unwrap my pillow and use the pink ticking for another project.


The stem on this pillow is where my trip to the kitchen for a snack comes in!     Cotton fabric ravels,  so I hot glued this stem together and stuffed it with a Walmart bag.     


I made all the pumpkin pillows in one evening from the comfort of my recliner      


This was a fun and easy arm chair sewing project! 

25 comments:

  1. Very cute, with the shortage of our garden pumpkins this year, I think I will make a couple for the porch. Grins, thanks, Sandi

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  2. Penny,
    My goodness!! Those pillows are adorable!! Love the addition of the lace!! So sweet!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  3. Those pillows are beautiful! Hugs

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  4. I love these pillows. I am making some for myself Thank you for this project

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  5. These are so darling. Plus you can reuse the fabric. I like that.

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  6. Love your pillows. You are so clever.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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  7. I love ticking. I made ticking pumpkins last year. I love your white piano. I don't think I've noticed that before. Fall is right around the corner. You look ready.

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  8. Penny you are such a clever girl, unless you should us the back of the pillows, I would have never known they were pinned, wahoo!!! They are so dang cute!!!
    Thank you for sharing on #OMHGFF this week!!Pinned!!

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  9. Super cute and no sew...now that is my kind of project!! Thank you for sharing with us :)

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  10. Very nice, great job on them! Thank you Penny for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared your post on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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  11. I love your choice of ticking for your pumpkin pillows! Thanks for sharing @ Vintage Charm!

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  12. Walmart will never know lol Your pillows with the stems look really good the ticking is great.

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  13. Thanks for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty and I've shared on social media. Have a lovely day!

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  14. Penny, These are absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for sharing @ What to do Weekends! Look for your Feature this Thursday night!
    Hugs
    Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance

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  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE! I am doing a part two to my repurposed pumpkins round up. Let me know if okay to add yours.
    Thanks for linking up to Waste Not Wednesday.

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    1. I would love for you to include mine.....thanks!

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    2. Perfect. It will post this Friday. :)

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  16. Cute pillows they look so pretty Penny

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  17. Your pillows are lovely, Penny. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

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  18. They look great in your room! I have to remember this trick :).
    Thanks for sharing at last week's reader tip tuesday. looking forward to see you at this week's party. xo
    http://www.jodiefitz.com/2017/09/05/reader-tip-tuesday-weeks-craft-recipe-party-2/

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  19. I love these adorable ticking pumpkins - so shabby chic. I am sharing this on my Weekend Reading List this weekend at www.vintagepaintandmore.com. Come by and check it out.

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  20. Good morning, I just wanted to let you know that your Pumpkin Pillows post is being featured on Oh My Heartsie Girls Friday Features this week!
    Stop by again soon to share another!:)

    Enjoy your weekend!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Karren

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  21. Love your pumpkin pillows especially since they are no-sew. I featured them at Snickerdoodle today.

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  22. Fun, easy and they turned out lovely! Thanks for sharing your special pillows with us at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty!

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  23. Your pillow pumpkins are so cute! Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

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