Farmhouse Style Ticking Stripe Pillows

So I have a little confession for you guys: I have a growing obsession with ticking stripe pillows. Well, anything ticking stripe for that matter. I actually just used it on my DIY fireplace cover you saw recently. There’s just something so humble, yet charming about ticking stripe fabric. It’s the quintessential farmhouse pattern. And I know it sounds crazy, but I feel so nostalgic and comforted when I see anything ticking stripe. Maybe it’s because it reminds me of my childhood and simpler times, or maybe it’s just the effortless, classic design that never seems to go out of style. Either way, I absolutely love it and I know many of you probably feel the same way. So today I have a great roundup of farmhouse style ticking stripe pillows for you guys! But first let me show you how I’ve used ticking stripe pillows in my decor.

Farmhouse Style Ticking Stripe Pillows

Farmhouse Style Ticking Stripe Pillows

Farmhouse Style Ticking Stripe Pillows

These large ticking stripe pillows were actually from my mom. She made them years and years ago and I can even remember seeing these in our home throughout my childhood. So they’re definitely vintage, but they’re still in great shape and they look just as good now as they did way back then–which just proves that ticking fabric is classic and timeless!

Farmhouse Style Ticking Stripe Pillows
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  1. Light Blue Ticking Stripe Pillow
  2. Grain Sack & Ticking Stipe Pillow
  3. Navy & Cream Ticking
  4. Dark Blue Ticking Stripe Pillow
  5. Dover Pewter Pillow
  6. Wheaton Stripe Pillow Cover (available in various colors)
  7. Poitier Striped Pillow Cover
  8. Black Ticking Stripe
  9. Light Tan Down and Feather Filled
  10. Ticking Stripe Bolster Pillow


There ya have it my fabulous friends! I hope you found a pillow that strikes your fancy. Be sure to check out these other great farmhouse style shopping roundups:

The Best Farmhouse Style Signs on Etsy

Cozy Farmhouse Style Bedding

Farmhouse Style Oversized Chairs

The Best Farmhouse Style Lighting

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  1. 8.9.17

    These are beautiful, but I’m curious why they call it ticking stripe?

    • 8.9.17
      Sarah said:

      Great question, I have no idea!

  2. 8.9.17
    Corinne said:

    Haha, I was thinking the same thing, where does the name come from?

    • 8.9.17
      Sarah said:

      I have no idea, I need to Google it. Surely Google knows!

  3. 8.9.17
    Sally Brown said:

    Because it was cheap and woven tight to hold the feathers in the bed ticking. Way before your day. I slept on feather beds at my grandparents that was made with this blue and cream that you like!

  4. 8.9.17
    Julie Briones said:

    Great post, Sarah. Thanks for the links! I’m planning on making some of my own, for my blue/white bedroom. 😉

  5. 8.10.17
    Darcy said:

    I’ve used ticking stripes in my decorating since I started collecting antiques in the early 80’s. It always lends a casual feel and works with whatever decor I have at the time. I’ve even used it for an outer shower curtain. Thanks for the links and as always, great inspiration!

  6. 8.10.17
    Corinne said:

    I found what it means, but it doesn’t explain why it’s called that. Or who came up with the name. It’s just an interesting name and after reading serveral articles from google (haha), I found ticking comes from the Greek word Theka, which means case or covering. So imagining I am teaching my children that any word comes from a Greek word just like my big fat Greek weddings’ dad; Gus Portokalos, he would say ‘so there you go’. Lol

  7. 8.11.17
    Sally Brown said:

    Thanks Corinne for going further, so now it is mattress ticking or pillow ticking just not blue strip like olden days. Yay it is coming back, maybe some day buy a mattress with blue and white Again! I do love Sarah’s posts!

  8. 9.14.17

    THANK YOU for including Studio Pillows! Sorry for the late reply, I just saw this. Gorgeous blog! xo

  9. 6.22.18

    I’m wondering if the, “ticking”, is because of the tiny little ticks on either side of the stripes?
    Either way….I’m a fanatic!