Anyway, I wanted to quickly give you a sneak peek of the pillows that I made two weekends ago with my new fabric! I love how they came out. (Sorry for the not-so-pretty cell phone picture, and darn, I should have smoothed that pillow out more.)
I used the invisible zipper tutorial I found on Sew Katie Did, and it was really easy to follow! The only change I made was to make the pillow covers slightly smaller than my pillow insert, so I would have a more overstuffed look. I bought the pillow inserts at Calico Corners (I had a coupon), and I love them. The woman at Calico Corners suggested that I make the pillow covers slightly smaller, so if/when the pillow inserts "settle" a little, the covers will fit perfectly and not get too loose. The inserts have a great density, and seem well made. My husband also thinks they are very comfortable for relaxing while watching TV.
The only warning about this fabric:
The size and placement of the circles make it hard to get enough circles to center properly on the fabric. I used the same, good fabric on the front and back of the pillow covers (so, no linen or other solid on the back), and it took a whole 3 yards to get enough circles for three pillow covers. (I cut the fabric in 19.5 inch squares.) I used the blue, green and red circles, so you may find it slightly different if you want a different combination of colors.
I still need to make the pillows for my living room, but it didn't take me long to whip these up for the family room so hopefully I can get to remaining pillow covers in the next week or two. More pictures to follow!
I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!