Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Bias Tape Pillow

I have to admit that for me this was the most obvious project for the bias tape. I cut it into strips and made a log cabin style block, which I then sewed into a pillow.
I really wanted it to be bigger, but I was worried about having enough of the tape for all of the projects I have spinning in my head for it, so I went with a smallish size.

Is your head starting to spin with bias tape ideas yet?

P.S. I see that my chair there is looking d-i-r-t-y on the arms. I bought those chairs 9 years ago at a hotel liquidator for $20 bucks (with matching ottoman). They are still comfortable and solid as a rock. They have withstood kids, cats, many, many hours nursing a small baby and more.

Why can't I find a hotel liquidator here in St Louis? I need a new couch. LOL


  1. Despite the fact that I still don't know what bias tape *is* (I'm assuming it is not tape that is biased, say, against people who aren't crafty?), I REALLY like that pillow.

  2. Hi Sarah--

    Thanks for the blog visit and note! I thought that quilt was fun, too. It'll eventually get sold. I'm afraid that my inspired quilt will look nothing like it.

    I LOVE all you bias tape ideas! Very creative!! Please keep in touch---

  3. I'm laughing at Ange's comment!

    I like the you have a close up picture of it?

    Hop over to my blog when you get a chance. I have an award for you!

    Deanna :D

  4. I'm loving all these bias tape projects. I think I had a big roll of this one time (blue and white polka dots) and I thought I'd never use it and well, you know the rest of the story.

  5. That pillow turned out great!

  6. Pretty pillow...very crafty you are. I need a liquidator sale the Council Bluffs/Omaha area!

  7. Oh my gosh! That pillow is so pretty. I have tons of bias tape. I buy it at every estate sale that has sewing stuff. I need to try to make a pillow like that. You did a great job Sarah!

  8. The pillow is really great. Was it easy to sew through the bias tape? I just made some bunting and my bias tape was thick and I think it blunted my needle. Hmm. Hotel liquidators. Never would have thought of that!

  9. fun stuff! Way to go for thinking out of the box - I usually only think to use bias tape for it's intended purpose(s). Thanks for the ideas!

  10. Quick note.. here some hotels will donate to the Habitat For Humanity outlet store so see if one near you...;-)

    Great uses for that tape!! I need to make me some wall pockets for my sewing room.


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