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. http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m7/bethntim/P9110153.jpg
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.http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m7/bethntim/P9110161.jpg
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. http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m7/bethntim/P9110151.jpg
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!
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOLDING QUILLOW:
Lay quillow pillow side down. Fold each side to the middle (where the pillow is) http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m7/bethntim/P9110163.jpg
and roll from the bottom up towards the pillow. http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m7/bethntim/P9110165.jpg
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!http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m7/bethntim/P9110168.jpg