Can you guess how much she spent on fabric for each pillow?
Two dollars. That's right, she spent $2 a pillow. What's her secret for avoiding the $30+/yard price tag of home decor fabrics? Did she buy during a big sale or purchase remnants on the cheap? Nope. She found discontinued samples of home decor fabrics at Joann's. At a dollar per sample, she had just enough in each sample to make one side of a throw pillow (about 16" size) without having to waste the extra fabric should would have had to purchase if she were using by-the-yard fabric.
They work perfectly for a couch, but you could definitely do something similar for a bed or in a different shape such as a circle. And off course, no one has to know you spent next to nothing, now do they?
(Oops, yes, I realize now that damask is sideways.)
What an excellent way to save big bucks without sacrificing style. And I love that she mixed up her patterns and colors. Bravo Mom.