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    Old 06-26-2014, 04:28 AM
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    Default Large Floor Pillow stuffing, ideas?

    I would like to make a large floor pillow for a child, maybe 36" square and around 8" thick. I am wondering what to use for stuffing. It will take a lot of whatever I use and I don't really want this to cost a fortune. I also think I would like it to be washable so I'll have to make a pillow form myself for the inside. I am assuming they don't make them this big! Does anyone have any experience with something like this? TIA< Laura
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    Old 06-26-2014, 04:39 AM
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    How about a large piece of foam. You can always put batting or stuffing over it to make it more comfy.
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    Old 06-26-2014, 04:57 AM
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    I made one with those packing pellets that were used in bean bag chairs. The little girl just loved it.
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    Old 06-26-2014, 05:00 AM
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    I saw bean bag refills at Walmart.
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    Old 06-26-2014, 05:36 AM
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    How about a couple of bed pillows?
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    Old 06-26-2014, 05:39 AM
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    Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    How about a couple of bed pillows?
    Expanding on this, I believe it was at a craft that I heard am employee tell someone it would actually be cheaper to get a couple of body pillows from Walmart and use the stuffing from those rather than buying the packaged stuff. Just might be something to look into.
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    Old 06-26-2014, 05:41 AM
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    They do make 36" pillow inserts if that's what you want, but I'd make my own in order to have it thinner and less rigid than the standard form. I used to make tons of them when I was more into home dec than quilting. Make the form out of muslin, stuff it with polyester fiber from any craft store, and stitch it closed. Remenber to stuff it fuller than you think necessary since it will be used for sitting on the floor and will 'squish' a lot. Stuffing with bean bag pellets would work, too.

    I'd definitely make the covering removable so it can be washed separately. Washing pillow forms is tricky at best and a poly filled muslin one would be quick and cheap to replace if needed, much cheaper and quicker than a quilted covering would be.

    If you decide to go with a commercial insert...

    Just a tip: Curve the corners of both the form and the cover to avoid dog ears on the pillow. Also make the form slightly larger than the covering for a 'fuller' fit.
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    Old 06-26-2014, 05:54 AM
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    I made my grandsons floor pillows for last Christmas. I bought the pillow forms online: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    They were relatively inexpensive and they are holding up very well.

    Here are the ones I made:

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    Old 06-26-2014, 07:16 AM
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    There are 44" forms available here:

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    Old 06-26-2014, 01:37 PM
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    Wow, you guys have been extremely helpful, thank you!
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