Last week I dropped off some donations at Goodwill, then popped into the store for a quick look around. There wasn't much to see, but I did find two of these for $1.29 each:
Not the most beautiful pillows, but very well-made, and guess what was inside?
Wonderful goosedown inserts! $2.58 for two!
I brought them home and popped them straight into the washing machine. Hot water and bleach should take care of any unwanted critters. . . just in case. Then I dried them in the dryer on high heat.
Now I have two high-quality down inserts to make new pillows--for less than the price of a bag of poly-fil. I'm planning to make pillows for my new living room with this fabric (Scoma.519 by Kravet):
Next time you're in your local thrift store, take a quick look at the bedding!