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nemejia
« on: August 13, 2008 03:56:04 PM »

My son is starting preschool this coming Monday. One of the things he is required to have is a blanket for nap time. I just had to commemorate his special day with a handmade blanket. I knew I wouldn't have time to make a quilt so I remembered a pattern I had in one of my magazines for a "quillow." It is essentially a quilt that folds into it's own pocket. The nice thing is that you can make it as complicated (an actual pieced quilt) or as simple (one continuous piece of fabric) as you'd like.
Unfortunately I like to complicate my life and decided to make a weird size (45"x45" - I love square quilts) and not follow the formula given. Then I decided to piece the "pillow front" so I could embroider his name on the front. I then decided that mitered borders (on the front) would look so pretty. I even took a gander at free motion quilting (on the pillow front only) which surprisingly looks good - as long as you don't look at the reverse side!

The finished pillow size is 11.5"x11.5"


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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2008 04:07:06 PM »

Oh my!  This is SO cute and so versitile!  I would love to find that pattern!
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2008 04:11:14 PM »

I love this!!! I think I'm going to make a cars themed one for my own Ethan!

Very nice job!
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2008 04:17:04 PM »

OH! CUTE! I made quillows for my kids for a plane ride! They loved them & they were sooo easy to make! Of course I did mine simple, one piece of fabric Wink
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2008 04:35:43 PM »

Gorgeous!! He's one lucky little boy, and you're gonna make all the non-crafty parents look bad! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2008 04:44:57 PM »

Gorgeous!! He's one lucky little boy, and you're gonna make all the non-crafty parents look bad! Smiley

LOL, yeah
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2008 04:46:23 PM »

Oh my!  This is SO cute and so versitile!  I would love to find that pattern!

you can find basic instructions online just do a search for "quillow"
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2008 06:32:12 PM »

adorable....now I have another thing on my "someday" list

love the material too Smiley
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He is such a little stinker!


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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2008 08:17:22 PM »

I love it!
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2008 05:48:20 AM »

Everyone else at preschool will be so envious! You did a great job!
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