The pillows for my mom are finished! I'm on a roll. Here's hoping I can continue the momentum.
I wanted a zip pillow finish, but I dislike working with invisible zippers. When the original pillows from the book came home to me, two of the invisible zippers were broken. Invisible zippers are finicky and in my experience they don't wear well. So, I looked for a new zipper option.
a brilliant zipper tutorial by Autumn on Sew Mama Sew. That Sew Mama Sew site is one of the best online sewing resources. I installed this zipper in seven minutes flat. Easy peasy and uses a regular zipper.