I'm a nerd for handmade textiles. I look for hand looming and mistakes in the hand print. Currently, I'm in love with Industrial Revolution-era striped ticking fabric, particularly antique grain sacks with a contrast stripe. At the Brooklyn Flea, I bought a 4-foot-long grain sack from a Massachusetts co-op with red and blue stripes. I'm planning on turning it into a pillow. Those not into the hunt can find similar items on Etsy and the Sundance catalog offers this rustic rendition.
$48, at Sundance