apriltwoeighty quilts + dye studio


CLEARANCE 05 Expanding collection pillow cover

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from the fall 2017 collection

thankyou for your interest in this product, please read all information before purchasing. progress photos of my work can be found on my instagram @apriltwoeightyquilts!

d e s i g n :

the e x p a n d i n g pillow cover collection is, as always, inspired by the desert landscape, storms, skies, and plants - but most importantly by the time it takes and the ways we move and grow and push ourselves beyond the constants - by the physical and emotional work it takes to grow, in your personal life, and in your professional life. ..each one tells its own unique color story, as they were individually designed, but created cohesively.

this listing is for ONE pillow cover only.

each pillow cover features one variegated hand dyed fabric made by me, as well as solids or coordinating prints.

the hand dyeing process is lengthy, but humbling (as i love being able to create projects with fabrics dyed with my own hands!). it includes choosing the dye colors, prepping the fabric in soda ash, applying the dye, and finally rinsing, and washing/drying/ironing them before use. this process takes up to 48 hours per piece of fabric. i dye in small batches only, in order to ensure that each fabric created is one of a kind and completely unique. even if i were to use the same dye color, the textures and tones created in each piece can never be 100% recreated.

all of my items are handmade by me, with love, as one-of-a-kind pieces of usable and functional art.

d e t a i l s :
each pillow cover will fit on an 18x18" pillow form (not included - sale is for pillow cover only). each has been quilted with a variegated gray thread, using 80/20 cotton/poly batting, and is lined with a recycled cotton sheet for a soft and stable inside as well as outside. each back is an envelope closure style, made from a neutral-colored background, for easy on and off.

i love using recycled/reused/repurposed fabrics in an effort to reduce waste, and also because i believe that fabrics which have already been used carry stories of their own.

note: due to the nature of recycled fabrics being pre-used, any markings, discoloration, or any other "spots" on these fabrics are to be considered part of the fabric itself. each has been washed before being put into the creations.

these pillow covers are machine washable on delicate in cold water. please line dry to retain shape. safe to iron. for more info on washing instructions, please visit my site at

s h i p p i n g :

this item is made and ready to ship.