I chose the black and tan cotton plaid to use as a complementary fabric for the pillow backs.
I cut the burlap and plaid into 12" x 20" rectangles and thought it would be fun to add a fringe for trim (this was new to me and I kind of made it up as I went along:) For the fringe, I used the burlap and cut 2 strips into 3" x 20" and 2 strips into 3" x 12". It was easy to pull out the burlap weave to create a fringe effect. I only pulled half of the strips so that I would have solid fabric to stitch into pillow.
When I finished making my homemade fringe, I pinned the trim to the burlap (right side to right side) and then placed the pillow back (plaid fabric) on top sandwiching the fringe trim between the pillow front and back. I stitched the pieces together leaving a 4" gap in stitching on the pillow bottom so that I could stuff it.
After turning the pillow right side out, I used a straight pin to gently pull the remaining threads from the burlap trim though I stayed clear of the portion left open for stuffing. This helped ease the corners and made the fiber fill easier to push into the edges of the pillow.
After stuffing, I hand stitched the bottom closed and... voila
one of two of my new pillows.