After 4 bucks, supplies I already had, and just a bit of effort, I now have 2 cute throw pillows to brighten up my leopard couches. Here is how I did it:
--I grabbed my seam ripper and split the seam about 4 inches at the top left hand corner.
--I stuffed the placemats with fiber fill.
--I re-sewed the seams.
That's when I remembered that I had purchased some crocheted applique-type thingies from our local Ikea in their fabric section. (Did you know Ikea had a fabric section? It's awesome-- and cheap!) I hand-sewed each applique to the pillows, which I think adds a real "zing" to them!