Don't give up on all suede! This certain kind just had a lot of give so I had to compensate for it! If you try something new start with a little project to see how it works. I say that I won't use it again but I probably will, and next time I will know that I need to allow for some stretching!
Thanks for the tips! (And I still say that the pillow looks like it was worth it)
Hahaha, I know exactly what you mean -- after a particularly daunting project, I'll swear something off altogether only to use it again a month later (and repeat the process, usually).