Make Bright & Merry Home Decor!

November 14th, 2011

Welcome to another week of The DIY Dish! This is perhaps one of our favorite projects because it is so easy to make and can be used to create pillows, tablerunners, or even a quilt!

Here are some additional photos!

Pre-cut kits for the tablerunner are available here. We know it’s a busy time of year, so just think how nice it will be to have all of the circles, squares, and strips already pre-cut and ready to be assembled! Rick-rack trims, pre-cut snowflake, borders, binding, and backing are all included in one easy kit!

Have a wonderful week everyone and enjoy making something new!
-Kim & Kris

  • Connie T
    November 14, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Yipeeee…I have had this Pattern for a VERY long while!! Now I think I need to freshen up my chairs a bit this Holiday Season……Love it!!!

  • admin
    November 14, 2011 at 7:36 am

    You’re so funny Connie! We love when you post! You’re a long-time YCMT fan so you must have gotten that when we had it as a part of YouCanMakeThis! Yes, get that out and start, start, start! It’s very easy to make…and when you do, you need to post pics! :) Deal?

  • Connie T
    November 14, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Yes I believe that is when I got it….TOTAL long time FAN!! I will Post pics…I have been thinking…ooo it would be WAY cool in like Silk Dupioni!! Very Sheik! I love My Mondays….well late night on Sundays….LOL…xxx’s and ooo’s

  • Charlene
    November 14, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Thanx make it look easy..I must give it a try.

  • Jill Harris
    November 14, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I remember this too! Hope I have time this year to make some to keep and give as gifts. Love your show.

  • Marietta
    November 14, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Great idea from Connie to use our fancy fabric stash, as well as cottons.
    I will be making one today in Florida for my sofa. Thanks twins

  • Deanna Bassett
    November 14, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Just love this ornament…going to make some for friends.
    Thank you for sharing so many cute ideas.

  • Kathy Kauth
    November 14, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration girls, this gets my creative juices flowing again.

  • Amy Bohner
    November 14, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Another home run right out of the park!! I have a few 6 inch square pillows left over from a project I did years ago. These will make up very quickly in that size and add a cute touch of whimsy here and there.

  • Janet
    November 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Really cute project but I have a question about all those wonderful fabric scraps we all save. How do you store them in a way that you can keep track of them? Thanks

  • November 14, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    my 7 year old felt inspired after watching this–we may make one today!

  • Barb Bartzi
    November 14, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    This table runner is just adorable. However, when I clicked on the you can purchase the pre cut, it would not open, any suggestions. I love the dress from pin cushions, I have made a few and everyone just loves them. Thanks for the ideas you give all of us.

  • Nancy Jamba
    November 14, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Why can’t I see the video? I just signed up to receive your newsletter, and this was my first attempt to see one of your videos. I was very excited to get your newsletter. Then very disappointed when all that the video did was sit here and spin in circles for over 10 minutes. What did I do wrong?

  • admin
    November 14, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Hi Barb – Your computer may be blocking a pop-up, so try typing in and then click on “kits” found on the left side of the screen. You’ll find it there. I hope that helps!

    Thank you!

  • admin
    November 14, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Hi Nancy –
    It may be your computer browser. Try opening it in a different browser such as Google Chrome or Safari — Internet Explorer if you haven’t tried that yet — and see if that makes a difference. You could also try viewing it from YouTube. Here is a link there:

    Let me know if that works. Thanks!

  • Debbie Ward
    November 14, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    this is a really cute idea!!! I’ve never made a pillow before so when you said measure the front and cut fabric same size for back… you have 12″ plus 2″ border on each side so that is 16″ pillow?? how do you get the pillow inside then sewn shut? is there a trick to this? I have seen pillows at craft shows that have an opening in the back to allow to remove the pillow or sometimes they just sell the pillow covers and you would buy a pillow to place inside.


  • admin
    November 14, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Hi Debbie!
    To make this particular pillow, we just left a 4-5″ opening along the bottom and stuffed it with polyfil stuffing. Then you close that opening with a slip-stitch or a whip-stitch (by hand). To make a pillow like the one you are describing where you have a pillow insert, you can find a tutorial we did on that here:

    I hope that helps! You’ll love making pillows!
    Kim :)

  • November 14, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I just love it SO easy

  • Sharon
    November 14, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    So, so cute! I love how simple & easy to adapt to dif. sizes. I want to stop getting ready for Thanksgiving & sew! Thanks girls…

  • November 14, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    You two are the sweeeetest!!!!! I love your videos….all of them! Do either of you knit by any chance? If so….I would love to see video projects!!! There are soooo many of us that sew and knit:)

    Keep on making us smile:)

    Luv ya both!!


  • Keri
    November 14, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    I LOVE this project! You girls always have such great projects! Thanks again for another wonderful idea! The possibilities are endless for sure! I can’t wait to make this!

  • November 14, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    that is SO stinkin’ cute! LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!

  • Debra Peloso
    November 14, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Hi girls. I’m pretty much a newbie to your show and I’m basically a scrapbooker but you guys actually inspired me to unpack my sewing machine and make my daughters halloween costume. It wasn’t perfect, but it came out good and my daughter loved it. Anyway, love the pillow and I think I’m going to give it a shot. Will send pics. Thanks so much.

  • November 15, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Another great project! You guys are awesome! Love how simple and quick this is. And CUTE!

  • Julissa Medina
    November 15, 2011 at 2:19 am

    I just found your website and I can’t belive after all this time I didn’t find it before! But Im so happy I found it! I love all of your stuff! Thanks u!!

  • nellie
    November 15, 2011 at 4:03 am

    what a nice easy xmas decor idea thank you Kim and Kris for shareing this idea love it and love you both

  • Aspen
    November 15, 2011 at 5:36 am

    I love them do you think they would look cute with blues and greens? Plus I am not sure if you girl made video on a draw string bag. You girls could make one really cute!

  • November 15, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Thanks for another super quick project. The fabric choices are endless in my sewing room, as the scraps are finally organized into a brand new bin. Now when I need just a small piece or strip of color I can find them fast.
    To Aspen, oh yes these would do just as well in blues and you can coordinate with whatever your Holiday colors are. gold and silver would be wonderful for a fancy dinning room, or you might want to make them using a darling child fabric like cars for the toddler boys or dolly for the little girl.

  • November 15, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    The Holidays are Here Again! Cute christmas pillow for decorating chairs and sofas around the house. Thanks ladies & Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Ricki Duke
    November 17, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    This is a very cute idea. Love it!!!!!!!!

  • November 19, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Love this project, too cute! thanks for sharing

  • Tiffany
    November 29, 2011 at 3:14 am

    Love it. Gonna use it. Thank you. One question. Where did you get the pink mini dress form that is on your table?
    I love it andI have to get one.

  • Barbara
    December 1, 2011 at 3:09 am

    I made a couple of these pillows last night from some scraps of Christmas fabric. They are as cute as they can be! I made mine with the fold over split in the back so they can be stored without the bulky pillow forms. Tonight, I’m making a small coordinating table runner for the coffee table. Thanks for the pattern and directions!

  • December 1, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Hi Kim & Kris,

    This is the cuties idea Ive seen. I just love it. I did share your website with my sister and cousin. My sister and I are new to quilting. Our cousin showed us how to do it. Its nice that I can share some ideas with my cousin. I know they are going to love this christmas bulb block. I just cant wait to make a tablerunner. Im so excited. You two inspire me so much!!! Thank you for being out there and showing us all the GREAT ideas you two have!!! Love, Love, Love, your website. aloha Blossom

  • Peggy
    December 2, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Love this project but I do miss the PDF project sheets you used to provide. I was distracted while watching so I re-watched and did finally hear what sizes you cut for the top of the ornament. Did you mention what size you cut the stripe on the ornament? If so, I missed it while trying to do too many things at once.

    Thank you for continuing to show us wonderful projects! Now if I could just get ‘brave enough’ to try that dressform pin cushion … I have severe arthritis so small seems that come together like the bust curve are a little tough for my hands but maybe on a good day …

  • pottersquid
    December 19, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I want this pillow, but have no christmas fabric!!!

  • Jill
    September 5, 2012 at 2:43 am

    I clicked on the link for the pre-cut kits but nothing comes up…..can you please tell me if this is still available as I would love to try it! Thanks for your time!

  • September 12, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Hi Jill!
    Kits may still be available through Kris’ shop: “My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe”. You can call them at 435-213-3229 or email, We’re glad you enjoyed the project!


  • November 13, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    is there a pattern or a tutorial?

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