by Susan Barlow | December 1, 2017

Comments: 7

When it come to pillow designs , there are so many choices . Some prefer boxed to a knife-edged finish . Fabric choice is another issue-Ultrasuede, velvet, cotton or something else ?  As with the other finishing we do, design of the pillow and fabric/cording choices take time . A fabric frame in a complimentary fabric can add so much to the final result. Sometimes the right materials have to be ordered to get the best result for you but worth the wait. Here are just a few of the pillows finished lately for our customers.

This customer asked for a fun fringe or pompoms

Here is a closeup of the pompom trim that worked so well .
The fabric frame with the additional rick rac
complete the finishing .  Beautifully stitched , the finishing complements the design.

This Floral canvas was lovingly stitched for a wonderful mother in law. The green fabric frame and blue cordings were perfect. She was thrilled with this gift and has called her family three times to thank them for
this wonderful gift. Who won't want this displayed on a chair or sofa in their house!


We made a box pillow with coordinating trims to complete this terrific counted Bargello design .
It is quite large 22x22"  and is down filled 

Here is a closeup of the  corded trim and the fabric frame with twisted cord accent.

A wonderful baby gift , this fun monkey is  bright and colorful. The knife edge was finished with a red trim and the green frame with this same red trim sets off the monkey.  Just another example of different trims and finishing.

Here is one of my favorite pillows. The customer asked that we finish it for a beach home.
We found the perfect fabric and added the ruffe. We cut the fabric so the flower on the back mirrored the image on the front. She loved the finishing and may keep it for herself as it turned out so well!

Last but not least this contemporary canvas was finished using a small  flange with pleated corners in the perfect color of green. This flange is labor intensive but gives a unique finish.

So next time you want to have a pillow finished, let us make some suggestions.
We enjoy complimenting your stitching with just the right design, fabric and trims.


What an informative article. I will archive it and look forward to more finishing info. Thanks

Linda Bruce - December 2, 2017

Thanks for sharing. Very informative.

Tisha Shaski - December 2, 2017

I'm saving it too. Lots of beautiful ways for finishing pillow that I wouldn't have been able to come up with on my own.

Name (required)Tracey Anderson - December 2, 2017

Just WONDERFUL! They are all Finished so BEAUTIFUL! Such Treasures..

Roxanne Cory - December 2, 2017

They are all wonderful but the 'beach' pillow is to die for, love it!

Name Judi Wolfswinkel - December 2, 2017

So glad you liked the article. Happy Stitching to all!

Susn - December 2, 2017

I would love to stitch the bargello design. Is that a pattern that can be purchased somewhere?

Nancy - January 7, 2018

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