About the pillows. First of all, I needed cording that matched the fabric for both the trim on the upholstry and the pillows.
If you want to make your own, it is really easy. Just cut a strip of fabric about 1/2" wide and glue a piece of thread down the middle of the wrong side. I used #3 pearl cotton. Then pull the long sides together, making sure that the glue is on both sides of the thread.
Then run your thumbnail down one side as close to the thread as you can get it. This causes a crease in the fabric. I usually do this a few times to make sure that the thread is completely snugged up against the fabric.
If you do it right, You can not only insert the excess fabric between two parts, but you can also trim off the excess and have a covered cord to use.
To make the pillow, cut two pieces for index card the size and shape that you want the finished pillows.
In this case, I cut the card 1 1/8" square. Then I nipped the corners off to make it easier to go around them with the cording. I cut a piece of batting the same shape and size as the card pieces. I also cut a piece of fabric that was about a half inch larger than the cards so that I could wrap it around the card with the batting glued to it.
Here you can see the steps. The top of the first one has the corners turned in. The bottom also has the straight part of the fabric turned in and glued. You do this on all four sides.
The middle is what it should look like on the right side. The third one has the cording glued to the back. It is ready to have the other side of the pillow glued in place. When you do this, make sure that the edges of the pillow match up and pinch them together well. When these are dry, you can bend them to suit the space.
Here you go Kathie. Keep watch of your mail box...
I figure that the Pony Express guy that is carrying the box should hand it off to the one from New Mexico by midnight... After that, who knows? Sometimes the rural mailmen get side tracked. There are a lot of lakes and rivers to fish in between my house and yours...Let's just hope that they keep their minds on their job and their horses on the trail...
I am still keeping my fingers crossed that the box made it onto a plane...