My great-aunt lived in Spearfish, SD and was an absolute genius at repurposing things. She used an old chicken coop as a craft store and I have many memories of spending time there doing crafts. I have some of the things she made as Christmas ornament and think about her each year. Anyways, she took care of the cematary and was responsible for disposing of the floral arrangements after they were all dead. She saw all the beautiful ribbons used in the arrangements and started collecting them. She cleaned them if needed and ironed them flat, then used them in crazy quilt pillows, doing all the hand embroidery. I'm not sure they would be washable because it was not 'fabric' ribbon but the one I have is absolutely beautiful. I have never know anyone who could take something worthless and end up with something beautiful. She was 95 when she died. The pillow I have is at least 32 years old and looks brand new. Course I try to take care of it too. No kitties allowed. I'll try to post a picture. Has anyone else heard of using ribbons like this?