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


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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.
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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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