Continuing the bicycling theme, I made the perfect pillow for my couch. Pink. Bicycles. Linen. The fabric was just screaming to come home with me. Echino is pricey, so I only bought half a yard. It was enough to cover a 14"x20" pillow.
I attempted the exposed zipper treatment a la Galbraith and Paul pillows.
But it was less than successful. I think I need to interface a wider portion of the edge so that it holds its shape.
I drove all the way down to Colorado Fabrics for a pillow form filled with siliconized polyester fiber because the silicone is supposed to minimize polyfill's tendency to mat down. It is a lovely, squishy, yet resilient pillow form. But, I should have realized that the silicone also makes the fibers slick enough to escape the fabric covers. It beards like crazy.
I got the Echino linen/cotton fabric from Momen, in Torrance, CA before the move. It only took my about 18 months to sew it up. ;-)