Thursday, February 18, 2021

How to Make a Quillow - Refresher

 Simple Quillow Sewing- Refresher

A quillow for every chair-sofa-bed... get cozy

A. Quilt.... A top- A bottom and something in between--- can be quilt batting or layers of cotton.

The three pieces become a sandwich and a few stitches, whether ties or stitching through the sandwich of fabric-make it a quilt.

B.  Quillow - A quilt that folds into a pillow

Simple 3 step or get complicated theme quilting



folds into 

pocket was turned inside out so quillow folds naturally into the pocket



The very simplest  - two large pieces of fabric with batting in between and simple quilting

corner to corner and some simple design and then a pillow pocket to fold into 


Reverse side

You can see where the pillow pocket is sewn on upside down so when you flip it the pieced pocket top shows as below


Simple quilt folded into the pocket becomes a pillow for a bedtop or corner of a chair or sofa.

Only the pillow pocket top was pieced to have

some quilting look, but the quilt itself was entirely one piece on each side-simply quilted and then pillow pocket added.

More Examples:

Used the design for simple quilting through the minky backing...

then folded into the pillow pocket becomes:

More complicated you can combine embroidery with your quilt and quillow making-

The minky side had embroidery-the other side was Ravens Polar Fleece....

Even added a neckroll to this one

Another: Antique classic cars, trucks, pickups and motorcycles embroider combined with Redskins Polar Fleece

Totally Minky on Minky Quilted and made into 

Quillow with accompanying Tote to carry it and a matching separate pillow 

Totally Applique on cotton-minky on back and folds into a pillow--example

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

New Plan for Kittys Just Wanna Have Fun Too Quillow

 Kittys Just Wanna Have Fun, too

Sooo Now it has transformed into a Landscape

Applique Quilt

Remember this is just the concept stage... the figures shown have been put together... Found Asphalt fabric for the roadway..Many parts for the buildings on the side of the road.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Cats Wanna Have Fun too Quilt

 I have lots to do with my Etsy store and Ebay, but now I want to work on my Cat Quilt...(Quillow)
This will start with a plan...  15 Blocks of Kitty Fun and 4 more for pillow pocket and toss pillow to match.


So I am going to let them...LOL
They wanna drive cool cars
They wanna do cool things

They want new trips and adventures..

They like to go places with friends, too

Oooh and I think they might want to go bowling... we'll see

Be Ready and It will be for sale on Etsy on my site...... someday! RFLOL
If pugs can do it so can Cats... have to compete with this one

The Quillow folded into the Pillow Pocket

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Quillows and Billows and Quilts OH MY!

Quillows can be all sorts-Quilts into Pillows...

and then there is Billows.... Blankets into Pillows

Some Quillows I have done:

and this one I am working on

Pugs can be athletic too

The Plan Done in Paint

The Real Deal Top

John Deere Tractor:

 Simple 1 piece tie quillow I added a minky back to and then quilted

Pansy Quillow:

The side you cannot see is Polar Fleece with pansies on it... Outline quilted through minky--Notice Using the pillow pocket to warm feet...LOL

His-- a Ravens Fan Quillow:

Got Extra Fabric... Make a neckroll or a scarf

Quillow Open with lighthouses showing Lighthouses

Redskins Fan Quillow:

Redskins Quillow Open... Antique Car, Motorcycle and Truck Embroidery

Redskins heads are outline quilted through the minky

Redskins Side of quillow opened

Coffee Quillow:

Two pretty sides to the Coffee quillow pillow

Coffee Quillow opened

Jam Session Quillow in use...LOL

Here are some Billows done.... Folded into the Pillows-Basically Minky with Machine Embroidery:

Horses Reversible



Simple Quillow:

Only the pillow pocket is pieced... the rest is one piece quilted

Quilt From Past Dresses-all cotton dresses I made in High School and the back is pieced mint green batiste for a very soft feel.  It was my first quilt in 1965.   WHEW... donated to Church... it was tie quilted.

Quilted minky blanket used for Stork Bag Wrap of Shower Present..:  Later I received this--