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« on: March 07, 2011 11:44:38 AM »

my friend requested a "throw pillow" for her birthday this year, so i decided to do a quillow!  she has mostly teal with orange accents in her apartment, so i made the lap quilt out of flannel and the pillow front from quilter's cotton.  was able to put it together in a few hours, and now this is my go-to homemade gift Smiley
all folded up in pillow form:

open view, with both sides of flannel blanket:

blanket folded into 1/3's, ready to be folded into pillow:

almost there:

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2011 01:13:45 PM »

What a fabulous and practical idea!!

The colors are lovely together...and no need for stuffing!

This might be my go-to gift for Christmas presents--it is very unique and different!

Thanks for posting!

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2011 04:57:15 PM »

Great idea! and a thoughtful gift, I bet your friend loves it! Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2011 04:56:34 PM »

that is so brilliant!
I love the colours you chose to, just perfect.

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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2011 06:04:16 AM »

That's fantastic!  I like the color choices and it looks very cozy.  My fiancee's mother has made him two of those and we keep one in the car for road trips.

Looking for postcards from anywhere to use for RSVP cards for my 8/2012 wedding.  Have 80/200.
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2011 06:52:39 AM »

What a great idea to keep one in a car, especially in winter!  I think I have some Christmas gifts to make! Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2011 05:57:37 PM »

My mom and I have been making quillows for years as quick homemade gifts. I'm glad we're not the only ones. Yours is gorgeous, megstar! Cheesy I love the colors and it looks really soft. Did you quilt or tie the lap blanket?

Of course Mom and I cheat when we do quillows. Mom just uses fleece and skips the whole piecing & quilting process. I piece and quilt the pillow front/pocket then sew it to a store bought blanket. It is an awesome gift. I just made two for a wedding last week--eventually I'll get my act together and post pictures.

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