Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My Hands On Review of Zazzle Polyester Throw Pillows


I'm so glad I decided to order the 16" square 100% polyester pillow covers featuring my custom Route 66 design. It allows me to write a personal review and I was able to donate them for a silent auction at a local cancer event. 
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Pillows adorning a couch.
I was pleasantly surprised to see the order was completed and shipped much sooner than I expected. The pillows arrived in a cardboard box so no sneak peeks before opening. When I pulled out the first one, I was delighted to see the color and printing quality were as it appeared on my computer screen while designing them.  The heavy weight stretch material is what provides the great color definition according to the Zazzle product description.  They also arrived soft and wrinkle free as noted in the description.  




Hidden  Zipper Enclosure
Each pillow had a meticulously sewn hidden zipper enclosure that you can see in the image on the left. The photograph also gives a bit of a hint at the thickness of the fluffy synthetic-filled insert. 

These made in the USA pillows are also available in 20" square and 13" x 21" (lumbar) sizes in polyester; however some designs may not look well on the lumbar size.  Some Zazzle shop keepers, as I have also done,  may limit the pillow style to square or lumbar depending on specific designs. 


Pillow Outer Shell With Insert Removed

I placed the same design on both sides of the cover but you can find Zazzle pillows in the marketplace with different designs or solid colors on each side.

The photo on the left displays only the pillow cover. You see the zipper open displaying the flat pillow cover inside minus the insert. A major plus for these polyester pillows is since the cover is separate and removable from the insert and is machine washable.


Partially Exposed Pillow Insert
In the image at left the fluffy insert is partially exposed to show what it looks like. I did a search for custom pillows and found a couple of other companies that offer them. On one site it appears you can only customize a square within the center of the pillow cover dimensions. On another site the customization is only offered on a white background.  Of course I'm partial. With thousands of talented artists and photographers selling their work on Zazzle I think you'll find an overwhelming number of beautifully designed and unique pillows. 


Do a search for other companies after you check out  the great selection of creative pillow designs in the Zazzle Marketplace

At the time of this posting, there are 146 pillow reviews on Zazzle by customers with 111 earning 5 stars. You can find the customer reviews midway down the product page. 


What else would you like to know about the 100% polyester throw pillow covers that I haven't mentioned?

I'd love to hear your questions or feedback on this post and the throw pillow in the comments below. 


2 comments:

  1. I'm glad you posted this - the pillows look even better than I would have expected!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by to check the review and leave a comment Deb. I'm glad it was helpful. I was really happy with the results of this design, a mix of digital art and photography, since it displayed how both would turn out on the polyester fabric. At 16" square the pillow is larger than I pictured in my mind. That gave me a better sense of what the 20" square would look like on the end of a couch. The donation recipients were ecstatic with them and that was a true test for me of the quality. Thanks again.

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