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« on: September 15, 2006 12:48:17 PM »

I LOVE making quillows.  They are so awesome for the couch or the car or the bedroom.  In case you don't know what a quillow is it is a small quilt (45" X 60") that folds up into a pillow.  Here is a tutorial:

2 yards fabric for front
2 yards fabric for back
Twin size batting (wadding)
2 fat quarters, or a pillow panel


Take 2 fat quarters or pillow panel, square up to 18 inches and stitch along three sides leaving bottom edge completely open.  Turn right sides out and press. 

On your backing fabric on the right side, line raw edges along short side and center with short side top stitch the pillow you just made along the sides, backstitching to secure them in place at the ends.

Leave the top edge of the pillow open this serves as a foot warmer when you are using the blanket part of it.

Layer top and backing fabric right sides together (pillow is the right side)  with batting on top.  I taped mine to the floor that made it a lot easier when I was trying to position all 3 layers together. 

Stitch around all 4 sides leaving a small opening in the middle of the short side that does not have the pillow topstitched down.  Clip corners and flip right sides out and press.  Whipstitch the hole shut or topstitch around all 4 sides.  You can quilt, tie or leave plain as long as the batting was sewn into the sides.

Voila!  Your quillow is complete!    Here is a little poem you can write for your recipient:

I am a lovely quillow,
A blanket with a trick,
Lay under me for warmth,
Or fold me up nice and quick.

I can be made into a pillow,
By folding up my sides,
And rolling me up nice and neat,
And stuffing me inside.

I have a special pocket,
For you to tuck your feet,
As you lay under me at night,
As you drift off to sleep.

I can be carried to the beach,
Or used in the car,
I am so nice and tiny,
And love to travel far!

Lay quillow pillow side down.  Fold each side to the middle (where the pillow is)

and roll from the bottom up towards the pillow. 

When it is rolled all the way up
tuck into pillow and flip the pillow inside out over itself so it is nice and neat.  This might be a little hard to do but trust me it goes in there nice an snug.  Easy peasy!!!
All folded up!

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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2006 07:08:40 PM »

I like the word Quillow. Cheesy That's really neat.

You came in from the darkness and held the door open wide
You stood there like a vision before my unbelieving eyes
I believe in what I see and also what I hear
But did the night play tricks on me or were you really there.
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2006 05:47:09 PM »

Great job!  NIce and easy instructions.

« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2006 02:24:29 PM »

This is the COOLEST thing ever! Coolest I say!

And thanks to your wonderful tutorial I have made my mother a birthday gift worthy of ... being a good gift... its nice she will like it Cheesy

Here is the Quillo and a matching pillow

and there the inside of the quillo (room is tiny didnt want to open it back up again Smiley )

Thanks for the awsome tut!
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2006 02:30:03 PM »

Thanks for posting this.  I love these.  My husband's great grandmother used to make these for everyone.  When she passed away I got a bunch of her sewing things, and there's an unfinished quillow in there that I'm planning on finishing.  You just inspired me to finish it. Smiley


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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2006 05:51:58 PM »

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME Lack Luster, that looks wonderful.  I love the matching pillow to go with it, that fabric is so pretty.  Nice job!

« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2009 11:20:06 PM »

Thank you for this tut! This is so awesome! I know what a lot of people are getting now for christmas! You're awesome! Thank you!
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2012 11:02:44 PM »

wow where did you get the spiderman fabric?? super cool ^_^

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