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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Potatoe Sack Pillows..

Time for some Patriotic Spirit..
The shoppes on Sutter St. Here in Historic Folsom, Dress up the windows to get ready for the Big Rodeo and 4th of July celebration in our town..
There is a Cattle Run-down the street-with a small parade to kick off the 51st annual Rodeo..
While we were out hunting , i came across some Vintage Burlap Potatoe Sacks and they happen to be in (red-blue) which would be perfect for our windows..
I decided to use one to make pillows.

Laying out on the floor- cutting to the size i needed.
I lined it with linen-and used same linen for the back-so it would be a double sided pillow.

Pinning the pieces in place, then Sewing Inside out..

leaving the bottom open to finish the seam.

And a little down filled red-blue burlap pillow..
( a lil hard to see with glare-but the 2 pillows i made with the old burlap potato sacks sit on the settee on top of a vintage worn flag in the front window)

This is the other window..
Happy Decorating..


  1. Your window looks lovely! Wonderful pillow!


  2. Love the display! I've got a "started" project (from last fall?) of a potato sack purse. I just know it will be adorable if I ever finish it. I'm going to send this link to my potato sack person - hope you don't mind. She has a blog regarding all things potato sack-y and I know she will love this! -Tammy

  3. Your window display is wonderful! I just love decorated windows! The sack pillows are great! Are they difficult to sew?

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  5. I love it! I can't even imaging how much fun you must be having. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. wow, it looks amazing! I wish I could come see it in person!

  7. Those potato sack pillows are fantastic. The window and all looks just great.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, anniversary and a trip. You had hoped for pics of the castle, here they are, enjoy!
    Have a great weekend.

  8. Great job on the window display!!! It looks amazing! ;)

  9. I tried to save some of the burlap onion sacks we get here for crafting but when I tried to rinse them the ink smeared. Sure don't want to make anything with something that smells like musty onions. Your pillows are lovely and fit right in with the theme. Have a terrific Thursday! Tammy

  10. Love your blog and this post is so eye catching! I have a shop as well and your window reminds me so much of mine! thanks so much for sharing! Love the burlap....I need to have more of this in Mulberry Heights! stop by when you have a chance!