I love throw pillows just about as much as any woman. They just add so much to the feel of a room. However, for years we had maybe one or two in our home. Why? Mostly because I didn’t want to spend the money on them. The less expensive pillows were filled with stuff (polyester fiber-fil) that wouldn’t hold up for more than a year. And, the better pillows that were feather-filled were too expensive for our budget. So…no pillows.
When I started reading blogs, my love for pillows was rekindled. The Nester shares how feather pillow inserts are the only way to go, and I’ve discovered she’s right. Tip #1 – feather inserts are the only way to go.
I’ve been sewing for years, so it’s no big deal for me to whip up a pillow cover with or without a zipper. I’ve done both, but honestly I prefer the zipper- they seem to hold their shape well. Tip #2 – look for pillow covers with a zipper closure.
Ok, so now you’ve got your feather pillow inserts with your cover zipped on – wanna know how to insure they look plump and full?? This tip I learned from my good friend Jennifer. She shared that she always uses an insert a little bit bigger than the pillow cover to make sure the pillow is plump and full! Tip #3 – Stuff your pillows with an insert that is a little big larger than your cover.
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So, what about those inserts?? They can be quite the budget buster right? Well, there are a few ways you can get your inserts. I have heard a lot of people talk about buying pillows on clearance, or at places like TJ Maxx and HomeGoods that have feather inserts, and a zippered pillow cover. Then, when you tire of the cover it came with, just zip it off and add a new one. Tip #4 – when you are purchasing a new pillow, always make sure it has a feather insert.
This is a great tip but sometimes still too pricey for me. My secret is IKEA.
I have purchased several of these pillow inserts and they have held up great! The price can’t be beat! Now, I know IKEA isn’t everywhere. We don’t have one in Oklahoma either, but when I make the trip to Dallas, I just try to by two or three. tip #5 – IKEA to the rescue – you can find several sizes of feather pillow inserts here for a fraction of the cost anywhere else!
Feather pillows are seriously the bomb! No matter how many times they are squished beyond recognition, they fluff back up in a jiff. Oh! My other tip for feather pillows!! – after a while they may seem to lose a little of their oomph…no problem! throw them in the dryer for 20-30 minutes on low heat and voila – just like new again! BONUS tip – toss your inserts in the dryer for 20-30 minutes to plump them back up again!
Throw pillows don’t have to break the bank, but you definitely get a lot of bang for your buck with them!
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