2020 Interior Paint Color Trends

I reviewed the Paint company picks for the Color of the Year. Now we are going to take a look at what Good Housekeeping has come up with for their 2020 Interior Paint Color Trends. You might be surprised how they are not too far off from the paint company selections. Paint companies’ color of the year.

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#1 Classic Blue Pantone Color of the Year.

pantone classic blue

The 2020 Pantone Color of the Year is none other than Classic Blue, which will be popping up in homes everywhere in the new year.

“Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking [Classic Blue] highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era,” the brand said.

Here are pillows selected by color of the year colors just for you.  Click or tap on the picture to view online and to buy.


#2 White

A big hit this year is expected to be White on white. It doesn’t have to be a sterile environment is various shades of white are used and multiple textures. It could make for very interesting and comfortable spaces.

Here are pillows selected by color of the year colors just for you.  Click or tap on the picture to view online and to buy.

 

 


 

#3 Blush

blushy

Ever since 2016 when the term “Millennial Pink” was coined, the shade has continued to be an interior decorating phenomenon. When used with rich gem tones, it can feel very chic and trendy. And we all know that blush is most flattering for our skin tone, well, mine always appears brighter when surrounded with a blush reflection.

Here are pillows selected by color of the year colors just for you.  Click or tap on the picture to view online and to buy.


To see more pillows in this shade, please click here.


 

#4 Burnt Orange and rust shades

burnt orange

This color is one that will certainly add a loud pop of color wherever it is used. Try it on a front door, or trim. Always a good color for pillows to add to your living room to spice it up a bit. It is definitely one color that you do not want to have too much of. It is not a very flattering color, so you do not want it in your face at every turn. Used in moderation it can be great.

Here are pillows selected by color of the year colors just for you.  Click or tap on the picture to view online and to buy.

 

 

 


#5 Peacock

peacock

What a beautiful deep, rich shade of blue, nearly black. When used on your walls will give you a classic, elegant look. The rich tone will have a calming effect while invigorating at the same time. Can’t go wrong with this one.

Here are pillows selected by color of the year colors just for you.  Click or tap on the picture to view online and to buy.

 

              

 

To see more pillows in the shade, please click here.


#6 Hunter Green

hunter green

Another masculine tone, and what a gem it is. Hunter green has been described as chic, timeless, and handsome. It will be the highlight of whatever room it is used in.

Here are pillows selected by color of the year colors just for you.  Click or tap on the picture to view online and to buy.



 

 

 

 

 


#7 Clay

Clay

This color is inspired by aged plaster, earthenware, and clay and we should be seeing it staying in play for some time. In 2019 Sherwin Williams named its Cavern Clay terracotta paint its color of the year.

Here are pillows selected by color of the year colors just for you.  Click or tap on the picture to view online and to buy.

If you have questions or would like to leave a comment, please do so below.

The Best Travel Pillow Long Flights

Trtl pillow

#1- Trtl Pillow

The number of travel pillows available on the market today is absolutely incredible. There are over 100 on Amazon alone. They come in so many shapes, sizes, fabrics and fillings. I chose two pillows that are two of the best selling and most popular on Amazon.  Each pillow has over 13 thousand reviews written about them,  and we know that the number of reviews written is far less than the actual number of any item sold. The best travel pillow for long flights is below.


These are the two best-selling travel pillows on Amazon.com

#1  The Trtl Pillow, reviewed below

 #2 The JPIllow, reviewed  here

Trtl Pillow – Scientifically Proven Super Soft Neck Support Travel Pillow – Machine Washable (Grey)

4.1 out of 5 stars   17,468 ratings

  • Over 1,000,000 Trtl Travel Pillows Sold
  • Scientifically proven travel pillow to keep your head in a better position when sleeping upright by holding your head in an ergonomic position during rest.
  • soft fleece combined with a unique hidden internal SUPPORT, plus some cushioning creates a comfortable resting place for your head and neck.
  • Designed to look like a SCARF, the Trtl Pillow can be easily adjusted to your comfort.
  • easy to attach to the handle of your backpack or outside of your luggage, and weighs only ½ lb.
  • The Trtl Pillow is machine WASHABLE!  Click on the picture below to view online and to purchase.

Click on the above image to view online and to purchase

The Trtl Pillow is the Travel Pillow reinvented.

The Trtl Pillow has been designed to prevent a stiff neck while trying to sleep upright. You don’t have to lean against anything for support while sitting upright to sleep. The Trtl Pillow allows you to sleep comfortably while it supports your head and neck.

As you probably know, the problem with the U shaped pillows is that your head tends to fall forward causing you to end up with a stiff neck. The Trtl pillow is more like a scarf that has an internal support system built into it. The brace effect is created by the internal support system which fits between your face and shoulder, which supports your head and neck in a neutral position.trtl support

If you’re looking for a travel pillow that supports your head, is portable, lightweight and machine washable; this could be the right one for you.


Reviews on Amazon

4.1 out of 5 stars 17,470 Ratings

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 6, 2018

Color: BlackSize: AdultVerified Purchase

Amazing pillow! I wish I had known about three ago as it would have been perfect for so many occasions. I was a bit unsure about how the internal plastic support structure would feel but it is very comfortable. I have already bought 2 of these and will definitely be buying more especially as gifts as I know a lot of people that would love this! I use it all the time and take it everywhere with me.


3.0 out of 5 stars Average.

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 12, 2018

Color: GreySize: AdultVerified Purchase

This is one of the more comfortable travel pillows I have used, however, I find it quite cumbersome to “install”. You can certainly not wear this as a scarf and the headrest needs to be in the exact right position for it to be comfortable enough. If you do not fit it properly, you feel like you are strangling yourself. Overall quite soft and once put in place it is okay. A bit too expensive for what it is though in my opinion.


5.0 out of 5 stars Best on-flight sleep!

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 30, 2018

Color: BlackSize: AdultVerified Purchase

So I’m pretty sure I looked quite stupid wearing this but who cares! I just did an 11hr flight and this pillow was awesome. Other reviews mention it not being comfy in terms of being able to feel the structure beneath, which was a concern but actually in practice this wasn’t the case at all. I think there’s enough padding and material to make it comfortable, although it may not seem like it. It does take a few goes to find your sweet spot and it’s all about how well you wrap it around your neck but it’s Seriously better than any standard pillow. Upright and comfy – I actually got some decent sleep.

To check out the second best selling travel pillow on Amazon, click  here

The Best Air Travel Pillows

J pillow

#2 The-J-Pillow

The number of travel pillows available on the market today is absolutely incredible. There are over 100 on Amazon alone. They come in so many shapes, sizes, fabrics and fillings. I chose two pillows that are two of the best air travel pillows, the best rated travel pillows,  and the most popular ones on Amazon. Each one has over 13 thousand reviews written about them. And we know that the number of reviews written is far less than the actual number of any item sold.

This is the second of the the two best-selling travel pillows on Amazon.com

The first selection is located here

J-Pillow Travel Pillow + Carry Bag – British Invention of The Year, 2019 Version with Increased 3D Support for Head, Chin & Neck in Any Sitting Position

4.1 rating out of 13,317 reviews

Click on the image below to view online and to purchase

Click on the above image to view online and to purchase

    • Winner of the prestigious British Invention of the Year.
    • Travel Pillow — Ingenious chin support keeps head from falling forward, provides neck support by filling gap between head and shoulders making it the best patented travel support pillow for travel and home.
    • The design is perfect for full support while sleeping upright without getting a stiff neck, making it perfect for Airplane flights, cars, bus ride, trains, camp.
    • At Home – Crafted for relaxing the head and neck muscles when watching TV or reading. It stabilizes the head and supports it in an upright position.
    • Attaches to luggage and is machine washable.

j pillow

Product description found in:

The SUN ( most popular newspaper in the UK ) “it’s simple, it’s brilliant, and it works!”

The INDEPENDENT “this comfy pillow….provides support for the neck and chin, as well as cushioning for the side and back of the head.”

USA TODAY “The curvy part of the “J” curls under your chin, cradling and supporting your neck and chin, preventing you from snapping awake”

DAILY MAIL “A product that would make those red-eye flights more comfortable”

VIRGIN ATLANTIC “With the J-Pillow, your chin, neck, back of head and side of head are all comfortably supported”

LA TIMES “On a recent flight, it kept me from bonking my head on the plane window; when I switched to the right side, it kept me from becoming too familiar with my neighbor.”

EKSTRA BLADET (Most popular newspaper in Denmark) “Here is a travel pillow that actually works”

VELVETSCAPE “On my first flight with the J-Pillow, I slept for seven hours straight without waking up once! That was a whole new experience for me!”

Reviews on Amazon


5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 19, 2017

Color: NavyVerified Purchase

I’ve just been on the longest trip in the world, New Zealand. The pillow was really good, no more bad necks through having my neck at a bad angle. It even stopped me from having my mouth wide open which often happens when sleeping on a plane. The only downside is that it is very bulky,but due to the design I don’t suppose that can be helped. All in all I would definitely recommend the J pillow.


5.0 out of 5 stars Love my J Pillow

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 29, 2016

Color: NavyVerified Purchase

I’ve tried various travel pillows over last few years, as I am disabled and have decided to do and see as much of the world as I can. One form of transport ice always avoided is long distance coach travel. However, a group of close friends decided to tour France Belgium and Germany. I took the plunge but was determined to find the best pillow I could. I certainly did with the J Pillow. It supports head, neck and jaw while sitting in a more comfortable position instead of twisting or leaning on your neighbor. I enjoyed my long over land trip, and my J Pillow is off to Hong Kong, Vietnam Cambodia Thailand and Singapore. I also had to stop my husband pinching it on a recent trip flying to Canada. Love it.

To view the #1  Selection click here 

Top Paint colors 2020

Interior paint color of the Year

Each year the major paint companies reveal selection of their Interior paint Color of the Year.    The top paint colors of 2020  announcement is something that is much anticipated by designers and interior decorators alike. I’m sure the manufacturers of sofas, curtains and draperies. pillow covers and many others anticipate the colors being revealed as well.

This will be a bit different from my regular posts because I mainly want to show you specific pillow choices in these special colors.

I give you the top paint colors for 2020 by the major paint companies of today. Following will be my pillow cover selections in the newest colors for you to choose from.

In addition to paint colors, Good Housekeeping has their own list of Best Paint Colors for 2020 according to Interior Designers.  The list is very similar to this one.

Be prepared to see a lot of blue in the coming year.

The overall number one color of the year 2020 is

1. Pantone Classic Blue

 

 

 

 

As the name suggests, Pantone’s pick is a timeless shade of blue that feels both familiar and comfortable. Lighter than Naval by Sherwin-Williams but still deep and reassuring, there’s nowhere this color can’t go.

2.   Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2020: First Light

Ben Moore

Benjamin Moore revealed First Light, a soft, rosy hue that reflects optimism. After the big unveiling, Andrea Magno, the director of color marketing and development at Benjamin Moore, explained how the versatile hue can work as a neutral. She said if you’re looking for a fresh, modern alternative to white, gray, or beige, this blush hue may be your new go-to.

 

3. Behr Color of the Year 2020: Back to Nature

Behr

A soft green shade good for interior and exterior walls alike, Back to Nature feels springy and calming—perfect for an early 2020 home update.

 

4. PPG Color of the Year 2020: Chinese Porcelain

PPG

Inspired by the rich, orchid blues of Chinese ceramics, Chinese Porcelain leans into its violet undertones, offering a deep blue that leans more sky-blue than navy.

5. HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2020: Romance

romance

This sweet, blush tone strikes the perfect balance between playful, vibrant orange notes and soothing pink ones. Romance can serve as a neutral in a monochromatic space or as the backdrop to pops of colorful accents.

6. Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2020: Naval

Naval sw

Naval is the new neutral. This rich, deep blue can be subtle or the focal point of any space, depending on the furnishings and decor it’s paired with.


Here are some pillows that I have selected to accent your home with the color trends for 2020!

1  Patone   Classic Blue for 2020

Click on picture to view online!

classic 1

 

classic 2

 

classic 3

classic 4

 

 


2  Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2020 – First Light

first light 1

first light 2

 

 

 

 

first light 3


3. Behr Color of the Year 2020: Back to Nature

green 1
green 2

 

 

 

green 3
green 4


4  PPG Color of the Year 2020:   Chinese Porcelain

chin porcelain 1
chin porcelain 2

 

Chin porcelain 3
Chin porcelain 4


5  HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2020:  Romance

Romance with silver
Romance set of 4

 

 

 

Romance - corduroy



6   Sherwin Williams color of the Year 2020 – Naval


 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed looking at these  Colors of the Year pillows. If you have any questions, please leave your message below.

Thanks

Sharen

The Amazon Boyfriend Pillow

boyfriend pillow

Lets Take a look at the Amazon Boyfriend Pillow 

I know, but have you seen the Amazon boyfriend pillow and don’t forget they have the girlfriend pillow as well. Made for those lonely nights you just want to cuddle with someone. Seriously or jokingly, they are useful and they do fill a need. They make a great gift, or gag gift.  Or how about one for the girl you are breaking up with. No, that might be just too cruel.

At any rate, they are available in different sizes, shapes and colors. I will be showing you some of the bestsellers on Amazon. So, if you see something you like, just click or tap on the picture and see the product online.

Original Boyfriend Pillow

Amazon original boyfriend shirt
original boyfriend shirt

This pillow is doing very well.  This pillow is the original boyfriend pillow on Amazon. It scores a 4.3 out of 5 and 227 reviews.

 

The Muscle Man Pillow

Amazon Muscle Man Pillow
Amazon Muscle Man Pillow

This pillow is the Muscle Man Pillow. It is really cute and fun. It is the Hunky Husband Cuddle Companion. The Ripped Boyfriend Body Pillow. Unique gifts for Christmas, as a gag gift, or someone misses their man.

Microbead Companion Pillow

Companion Pillow
Companion Pillow

Boyfriend Pillow.   Microbead Companion Pillow – Cute and Fun Husband, Companion or Cuddle Buddy – Super Soft Body Pillow with Benefits – Unique Gag Gift Idea – Body Pillow, available in 3 colors.

Boyfriend Full Body Pillow

boyfriend full pillow
Boyfriend Full body pillow

Boyfriend Pillow Comfortable Full upper Body  Boyfriend Pillow, with Arms Provides Cozy Cuddles – Replace Your Boyfriend’s Body with A Pillow in Shining Armor

 

Women are not the only ones to get lonely, so for you guys out there they have created the girlfriend pillow.

The Girlfriend Pillow

Girlfriend pillow
Girlfriend pillow

The last pillow is the girlfriend pillow. This one is for the lonely guys out there. Whether they are missing their companion are just don’t have a girl. This is a great cuddle companion for lonely nights!.  In case you were wondering,  it is not anatomically correct.  Click on picture to view item online.

Please leave any comments or questions below.

Best Pillows for side sleepers with neck pain

The Best pillows for side sleepers with neck pain. 

These Body pillows add support, height, separation, and comfort anywhere you need it while you sleep.  They are great for side sleepers and stomach sleepers as well.  You can curl it around your neck and upper body for support and to relieve neck and shoulder pain. Good for relief from nasal congestion, gastric re flux and snoring.


 

Cooling Gel Body Pillow for stomach and side sleepers

Cooling Body Pillow Mindful design
Cooling gel body pillow

One of the best pillows for side sleepers with neck pain and shoulder pain.    Actually, anyone who has back pain, sciatica, hip pain, knee pain  can get relief by using the full body pillow.  They are best for those who mostly sleep on their sides.     The  pillow  shown  abovd  has  cooling  gel  for  comfort.  Click  picture to  view  online.


Oversized Full Body Pillow

Oversized Body Pillow
Oversized Full Body Pillow

Those suffering from painful conditions such as arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and many autoimmune disorders can be made to feel a lot better by adjusting their pillow around the legs and back for a more comfortable position.  The  pillow  below  is  a little  wider  than  normal. Click  to  view  online.


What are they stuffed with?

Here are a few of the most popular materials used in the full body pillows:

  • Polyester – polyester is a synthetic material, but probably the most used. These pillows offer pretty good support while remaining soft. The biggest problem with the synthetic material is that it is not breathable and will tend to be hot. However, they are hypoallergenic.
  • Memory Foam – A pillow of solid memory foam would tend to be very firm and heavy. The price would be considerable higher than the other filler choices as well.
  • *Shredded Memory foam – this product offers great support. Because it is regular memory foam cut up into pieces, it is not as heavy and most people find it to be cooler.
  • Down is another possibility, however I don’t think down would solve the problem where extra support is needed. Additionally, many people are allergic to down.

Of these choices, personally I would choose the shredded foam pillow. Ideally if there are any out there and I have looked, I would prefer a mostly shredded foam with some polyester stuffed in there as well. I have used this in other pillows and it really is a great combination.

Shapes and Sizes

Full body pillows are available in these shapes. These are the most common ones on the market today.

    • the typical long rectangular pillow about 20″ x 54″ in size and considered an excellent pillow for side sleepers who also suffer from hip, back, sciatica, or knee pain,
    • C Shaped Pillow great for pregnant women. These pillows support the head and neck at the top. The long side and bottom support the legs and knees, while the center opening supports the pregnant belly.  Click  to  view  online.
C shaped pillow
C Shaped Pillow


    • J Shaped Pillow – Not quite as supportive as the C shaped pillow as it is not quite as long.  Click  to  view  online.
      J shaped Pillow
      J Shaped Pillow

       

    • U Shaped Pillow – Much larger size, also considered great for pregnancy because it will support the back the legs and belly at the same time.  Click  to  view  online.
    U Shaped Pillow
    U Shaped Pillow

    Bear Shaped Pillow

    Bear Pillow
    Cuddly Bear Pillow

    You can also find full body pillows that look like golden retrievers, polar bears and a few other animals.

    So What is the Perfect Full Body Pillow for you?

    The more research I do, the more I have come to the conclusion that the different shapes have to be chosen by you. I am quite sure that any of them would be a sufficient size for me at 5 ft tall. However, not quite the case for Taylor Swift who is 5′ 10″ tall. The research also reflects the fact that the manufacturers and retailers assume these pillows will be used mainly by women with child. I don’t believe that is the case any longer. What is the perfect full body pillow? If anyone has the answer to this question, please leave the answer in the comment section.

    The pillow I would recommend for myself is the Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Full Size Body Pillow with Kool-Flow Breathable Cooling Hypoallergenic Pillow Outer Fabric and it is available through Amazon.   Click on the picture below to view it online and to purchase.

  •  Snuggle-Pedic Ultra Luxury

    Snuggle-Pedic Pillow
    Snuggle-Pedic

The Weighted Blanket

quility

The weighted blanket is here.

You know, when I first heard about the weighted blanket, all I could think about was having my 50 pound dog fall asleep on top of me and the overwhelming desire I had to get him off of me.   This Is something I should have thought about making? Did I lose yet another opportunity for fame and fortune? Let’s just have a look and see what they are all about.

Apparently Occupational Therapists have been using Weighted Blankets for some time for therapy  in their offices. It relieves stress and anxiety. Somehow I can’t get the picture of being at the Dentist’s office and having one of those heavy covers placed on top of me while they take x-rays of my teeth. I never really found that to be a relief for the stress and anxiety I felt at that moment.

Another thing, I have made quilts for years and never once thought about putting a weighted material in between the layers of fabric. Thus, another lost opportunity.

What is a Weighted Blanket used for

But today, more and more people are adding these weighted blankets to their homes.  Usually one for each member of the household.  They are great for adults but they are also great for children who suffer from ADD, ADHD,  Autism and seizures.  The blankets cover them and give them a secure feeling, much like being hugged.  Click pictures to view on line.  Quility, Amazon’s best .

How does a weighted blanket work?

You place a weighted blanket over you when you go to bed.  The weight of the blanket surrounds you giving you the feeling of comfort and  calm.  The feeling is described as being hugged.  At the end of a long day, adults can find relief from stress and anxiety and find it easier to fall asleep.  Both adults and children can benefit by using these blankets to relieve stress and anxiety and  gaining a feeling of calm.

“Many people like the feeling of pressure against their body and do find this pressure to be quite relaxing,” said Lynelle Schneeberg, a sleep psychologist who is also a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

 

Relax Eden.  Five out of 5 stars.  Click on photo to view on line and to buy.

There has not been a great deal of research done on the weighted blanket, but it is believed that they provide a deep pressure which releases serotonin.  This hormone controls mood and leads to decreased anxiety and a calm feeling.  As a result you fall asleep much faster and stay sleeping longer.

By giving you a secure feeling, as though you are being hugged, you tend to be relaxed and have a sense of calm as you fall asleep.

What makes the blanket heavy?

There are several fillers that are used to fill the baffles of the weighted blanket.  Some of these are sand, plastic pellets, rice, and glass beads.

What Researches have to say

From WebMD,   research:

In one study funded by the blanket makers, Swedish researchers found that 31 men and women with moderate insomnia who used the blankets for 2 weeks reported a calmer night’s sleep with fewer movements. They believe the blankets helped them sleep more comfortably and securely, and they had higher-quality sleep.Researchers have looked at how the blankets affect mental health patients. A study from 2015 found that after 32 adults used a 30-pound blanket, 63% reported lower anxiety and 78% preferred the weighted blanket to calm down.Weighted blankets offer deep pressure stimulation, a form of touch pressure that feels like a firm hug, a massage, or swaddling. While research on weighted blankets is sparse, deep pressure stimulation has been found to calm adults and children with anxiety, autism, and attention difficulties, researchers say.

How Heavy is a weighted blanket?

First, the weighted blanket is not intended to cover the top and sides of the bed as regular comforters do.  It is intended to cover only the top of the bed.

How heavy the weighted blanket is depends on the weight of the person using it.   It is indicated that the weight should be 10% of  body weight.  This is not written in stone and could easily be 1 or 2 pounds lighter or heavier.  Of course, if you want the blanket for a child you should go by their current weight.  Don’t buy it heavier thinking that he or she will grow into it.

Where can I buy a Weighted Blanket

The Warm Hug blanket below is  reasonably priced and also has 5 out of 5 stars.  Tap  or click to view on line or to purchase.

If you  think you could use this during the day for a calming effect and to help stay focused, you might consider a smaller size that would wrap around your shoulders.

NOTE:  Do not use the weighted blankets on infants or toddlers under 3 years of age.

Are weighted blankets washable

The blankets are also available in many different fabrics.  Adult blankets are more likely to be made of flannel or heavy cotton.  Some have removable covers which makes it easy to wash.  Others are safe for the washer and dryer.  However, I would think that putting them through the wash would greatly reduce the life span.  I suggest that if you find the right blanket and it comes without a removable cover, you also get a duvet cover to use that you can wash.
Check out this one.  Another 5 star rating.

Wrap it up

I did go and purchase a weighted blanket just because I wanted to see if it really works.  It took like 2 days to get used to it, but then it was smooth sailing.  Let me tell you, this blanket along with my Tempur-pedic pillow,  it’s nitey nite, lights out.  Sleep the way it should be, and all night long.  I must tell you that because I am small, at 100 lbs., The Quility 10lb blanket is perfect.
In my opinion any of the weighted pillows in this review would more than adequately do the job they are intended to do, I just prefer the Quility.

If you have any questions or comments, please post below.

Leather Throw Pillows

Leather Throw Pillows

Add some class to your decor

I absolutely love my genuine leather pillows. I use them on the leather sofa, as well as on the fabric sofa and  have even thrown them on my bed. I love them because there is nothing better than the smell of real leather. It does something to me. I began sewing and making things since I was just a kid.

More recently I’m using leather to make some of my creations.  I make jewelry, handbags, and doll clothes for 18 inch dolls.  My best seller is the  leather bomber jacket.  See it here.  Leather bomber jacket for 18″ doll.

I will admit, some leather can be very difficult to work with, saddle bag leather for instance. It is not as flexible as the finer garment quality. It is also not as pleasant to put your head on when you lie down.

 

Leather Throw Pillows for the Couch

The kind of leather that I am talking about having pillows made out of is the buttery soft kind that you might have a pair of leather pants made out of. Or perhaps a nice skirt. I am talking about the best and softest garment leather there is. Here are a few pictures of some pillows that I made. Since I am an avid quilter, you can see that quilting has also influenced me in the pillow making process.

beige and white pillow
quilted beige leather pillow

With the leather throw pillows for the couch, you can toss them on the floor and lay down with them to watch a movie, or sit on the floor at the coffee table while you play a game. You don’t have to worry so much about destroying the pillow. With leather you can just wipe it off. The only maintenance for the upkeep would be some leather conditioning occasionally, and that is only if you want to.

So, those are some pictures of my pillows. Below you will find some links to Amazon where I have located some great leather couch pillows. Mostly they come in 14, 16, and 18 inch square covers. Have a look and maybe something will suit you.

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Here are some Genuine Leather Throw Pillows you must check out!

The pillows are all genuine leather and very soft.  Click the  ad below to check them out on Amazon.  The Leather Lovers pillow covers come in an assortment of colors and designs.  I have listed a few below the ads.  You don’t know what you are missing until you throw a couple of these on your sofa or bed.  Enjoy…


Leather Lovers pillows come in many different designs/patterns and colors.  You should check them out.  Here are some examples:

Please leave me a comment if you have any questions or concerns.

A Quillow is a quilt pillow!

A Quillow is for all ages               

A Quillow is a quilt pillow!  If you have not heard of a quillow, let me tell you it is quite wonderful. It is simply a quilt that will fold into itself and become a pillow. You can use this pillow anywhere in your home as a throw pillow.

I like to have it on the sofa, so that when I become chilly, I can simply open it up to reveal a quilt.  When it is open it is a nice, warm quilt, that has a pocket for you to put your feet in and keep the quilt in place.

 

 

Imagine you are on a trip with kids in the car, each child can have their own “pillow.” When you get to your destination, they open up the pillow and now they will each have their own quilt to pull up over themselves while watching TV, or going to sleep. Of course, if they fall asleep in the car, they can also use it as a blanket.

It is very versatile, and can be made easily. I first heard about Quillows when I was at a fabric store. I was in line behind a woman who was purchasing fabric. The clerk asked her what she was making and she replied “a Quillow” Having made many quilts myself, I had to ask what is a Quillow. I was surprised at the answer, which was “a quilt that folds into itself and becomes a pillow.” I was also surprised that I had never heard of this item before that moment.

I set about making a Quillow of my own

I was intrigued. I had made many quilts in the past, I had even made quilted pillows and  pillow cases to put the quilts in, once folded. Why had I never thought of this, let alone even heard of this before. So, I set about researching Quillows, then set about making some Quillows of my own.

They are so very cool. If you like quilts, and I happen to love quilts. The first Quillow I made I gave to my niece who had a couple of kids. She loved it. I continued to make a few more. I even kept one for myself, which is something I seldom do. Here is a picture of a Quillow that I made. The pillow

itself is 14″ x 14″, while the quilt unfolds to be 48″ by 88″ open.

The pictures show the quillow as a pillow.

 

Then as you start to unfold the quilt from the pillow it has been inside of.

until finally, the quilt emerges in all of its glory.

Use it as a travel pillow

This pillow could easily be taken with you when you travel.  It should fit very nicely in your suitcase or backpack.  You would use it on the airplane in either capacity.  A pillow to lean against the window, or as a blanket if you get chilly.  It is very functional.  Here are a few quillows available from Amazon.  These are handmade by the Amish and are surely beautiful works of art. Click on any of the links to view on line and to purchase.

  
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You can actually turn any quilt or blanket into a Quillow very easily. I am working on diy instructions for you to do just that.

It doesn’t take a lot of time or effort, but some sewing is required. You won’t be making a quilt, or anything like that, just the pillow pocket piece that will be attached to the blanket you already have.

Let me know what you think of this idea and whether you would have a use for it. Just leave your comment below. I will respond to each. Thanks.

 

 

 

 

Make your own Full Body Pillow Cover

Make your own full body pillow cover

You will need:
fabric
scissors / rotary cutter
ruler/straight edge
pins
sewing machine or
needle and thread

Fabric that is 60 inches. Now be careful, not all bolts of fabric are that wide. Mostly they will be around 48 inches in width. So, make sure you are looking at the 60 inch width before you fall in love with the pattern. These instructions will show you how to make your own full body pillow cover. Your pillow cover will be the same on both sides, You will need at least 44 inches in length of your desired material, so purchase amount will be 1 1/3 yard = 36 inches plus an additional 1/3 of a yard or 12 more inches for a total of 48 inches. May as well give yourself a little wiggle room just in case you have a very full pillow. 



You will fold your fabric in half lengthwise with the right sides together. At one end of the fabric you will turn down the edge 1 inch two times. To do this fold the fabric toward the inside (so the right side shows on the inside) 1″ across the edge and iron it down, then fold it another 1″ and press it again. If you are familiar with “stitch witchery” you can use it to fuse the fabric in place. Otherwise, you will sew the edge in place from end to end.  This is the top and open end of your pillow.

With your fabric still inside out, make sure that the fabric you have for your pillow is wide enough. You can wrap the material around the pillow to judge how much extra there is. Holding the sides at the location the pillow fits best, insert your first pin. This is the actual distance from the edge you will be sewing. Since the material is 60 inches, and the standard pillow size is 54 inches, you should  be pinning about 4 or 5 inches from the edge.  Pin along the length and the bottom. 

Now you sew

Now you want to sew, starting at the top opening where you have already finished the edge, sew straight down the long side then across the bottom. Now turn your pillow cover right side out and you are finished. Try it on your pillow. If it needs adjusting, stitch it up to perfection. It would not hurt to stitch the seams twice for good measure.