Down pillows are often used to fill decorative fabric cases. Down is the only filling that allows the karate chopped look in the middle of a down pillow.
5/95 is a blend of down (5%) and feathers (95%).
25/75 is a blend of down (25%) and feathers (75%).
50/50 is a blend of down (50%) and feathers (50%).
Down pillow inserts with a blend of 25/75 or better are considered higher quality. They have a higher down content and thus are softer. Down pillow inserts are covered with a 220-thread count down proof fabric. This special type of fabric is made using a weaving pattern and thread size that prevents down leakage. For the best quality and softest down pillow insert order the 25/75 blend or a better one. If you scroll down to the customizable shapes below, there we offer our higher quality 50/50 blends. 50/50 blends make an even softer feeling down pillow. You should use 50/50 blends for high-end jobs or when thin decorative fabric cases are being filled.
Important Note: Order your down pillow insert 2 inches (5 cm) larger than the decorative case in order to fill it out properly. For example, if your decorative case size is 20" × 20", order a 22" × 22" down pillow insert. If you are filling a really light fabric case (like silk) then order the exact size. Also order the exact size if your case size is less than 16 inches (41 cm)—for instance, to fill a 14" × 14" case, order a 14" down stuffer. Finally: pillows are measured empty, lying flat, without any filling. When filled, their outer edge contracts, so their size shrinks. Give us a call if you want us to provide a measurement of any of our squares when they are filled.