2 table runner and pillow set

2$ Table Runner and Pillow Set!!!

So I was at Ikea today picking up some things for a friend who does not live near one and I on purpose accident, found myself in the “as is” section going through the clearance linens bin. All the fabric (at least from what I saw at our store) was under 5 dollars, curtain panels, display items and so on and if you think about it just as fabric, it is a great deal!
At our Ikea, they sold fabric and would have sample panels hanging in the showroom and it looks like they ran out or discontinued the fabric and threw the sample panel in the clearance bin. I grabbed it, along with some other things, and came home and turned that one panel I bought for 2$ into this:
Pretty awesome right?!
Here is how I did it:

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First I took the huge seams off of each side where they were held in the display. 
Then I cut the whole thing in half, pull one half aside- this is the table runner. 
Then I cut the other half again into four pieces, one for each pillow. 
For the table runner, I just hemmed the sides and called it a day. 
Turn them inside out and sew them like you do with pillows. 
Sew and DONE!!
Super easy AND super cheap, the best kind of project right?!?! I am so excited, even more excited that Avery took such a long nap that helped me get some work done, clean up AND make a table runner and four pillows. 
Accomplished days are good days =)

Oh and apparently Scott approves of the pillows lol.
What do you make during nap time?

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8 Responses to 2$ Table Runner and Pillow Set!!!

  1. ~Beth D. March 10, 2011 at 1:42 am #

    My Ikea doesn’t sell the fabric this way and I am always jealous when I see that people have found a deal on such cute fabric!

    Great job! Glad the family approves!

  2. By the Bluegrass March 10, 2011 at 2:39 am #

    love the funky fabric! They turned out great.

  3. Vivienne @ the V Spot March 10, 2011 at 2:46 am #

    This is phenomenal! If only I could sew a single stitch! I’m a glue gun seamstress. :)
    I’m following you. (Gee, the Jens sure seem to like ya!)

  4. Kara @ Mine for the Making March 10, 2011 at 3:23 am #

    LOVE the fabric find! Ikea is so wonderful…I am almost glad it is 45 min away from me…otherwise Id be in a world of trouble!!

    Your projects turned out great and for SUCH a great price!!

  5. Natalie March 11, 2011 at 1:19 am #

    Great find! My closest Ikea is an hour and a half away and I’m dying to get back there! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog earlier!

  6. Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma March 11, 2011 at 2:04 am #

    Shut the front door! $2! Seriously???

    I don’t get a “naptime” break anymore, because Moosey chooses NOT to nap.

    So, a half hour rest time. Sigh.

    Thanks for sharing this with my readers at Creative Juice Thursday!


  7. Susan March 12, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    I saw your link at Tatertots and Jello. I love what you did with the fabric. Oh, and I’m jealous that you live close to an Ikea!! Next time we go, I’m definitely going to look out for fabric in the clearance section!

  8. Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper March 13, 2011 at 2:04 am #

    Yep, that fabric was a great find! I love the runner-pillows too but I love table runners. Great job.