Monday, April 23, 2012

Quilt to bean bag chair

{Week 3 is can vote here} 

My husband is a genius, but I'll never admit that this was his idea. A few weeks ago, he asked me: "When are you going to rip up some of our blankets and turn them into bean bags?" Me: ?? Really, I had no idea what he was talking about or where he got the notion that I was going to "rip up" anything....but then my crafty self thought, "that's a flippin' brilliant idea!" Unfortunately, I didn't have any blankets or quilts that warranted being re-purposed so I went a-thrifting at my local Goodwill and found 


Then turned it into this:

My anonymous model loved sitting and reading in it 
but abhorred the hat. Go figure.


  1. I'm a new follower:) And wow, that is the best idea!

  2. That IS flipping' genius! I love this so much!

  3. Oooh, how fun! That looks so cozy. And I think we really are kindred spirits (I'm not surprised), because when I headed over to vote, I was scrolling through and knew your project the moment I saw it (or at least I'll be awfully surprised if I'm wrong--like, so surprised that I'll never trust my instincts ever again ever). And it was my favorite. AGAIN.

  4. Hello Amanda,
    Youre so right that is a flippin' brilliant idea. Love your new bean bag chair. It has style, beats the store bought bean bags hands down.
    Smiles, Paula

  5. I just love this....absolutely fabulous idea! hugs, mb

  6. That is awesome! I love that your hubby came up with the idea! My hubby has those for my every now and agin! It looks so cute!!! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

  7. I just discovered your blog and I am a follower now! Great ideas you have (and husbands do too, let's not forget about them ;-). Have you thought about making a tutorial? That would be cool!


I don't think I've ever told you this, but I like your comments best of all......shhh don't tell.