I could almost become a couch potato with this set of 4 pillow shams. A gift for nephew and wife from fabric they gave me last Christmas while requesting these pillows. I have to admit that piping is a pain for me but it looks so good when it is done. I watch the YouTube tutorials but something happens along the way and I end up with a seam on the wrong side of the piping case strip. I will not be deterred! (DEC2016) Update (JUN2019) -- Happy to say these pillows still look great today, even after daily use by a family of 4 with two toddlers age 5 and 2 now! The fabric has held up very well and made my time and effort worthwhile.