Thursday, May 21, 2015

Billows

Quilts that fold into pillows are Quillows, Blankets that fold into pillows are Billows....

SO SAITH KITTY.....




Horse Billow Pillow Pocket
Opposite side of Horse Billow Pillow Pocket
The Blanket of the pillow pocket will fold into this and become a "BILLOW"  or blanket in a pillow-This is the pocket before sewn together

This is what the inside looks like- when attached to the blanket it becomes a place for the new owner to put their feet when using, so all seams are finished with an overcast stitch and seams are about 1/4" stitched straight stitch just inside the overcast seam.
This is pinned together for to test if all is right in size etc.
Pocket is stitched with the seams meeting and top stitched on top of the right side of the blanket with the opposite side looking like this when opened up
 On double sided minkie both sides feel good, but I consider the extra smooth side to be the right side.   Hemmed edging is about 1.25 turned under twice and then top stitched and then alternating Blanket stitch on your antique embroidery stitches.
Now just fold it together into the pillow pocket like this

The last roll into the pocket just pick up corners of pocket and shake down in and finished it looks like this...
Soft and cozy blanket or pillow.... and two sided
 Either side should look fine... and soft and cozy.....  or get chilly just pull out the blanket and stick your tootsies inside the pillow pocket............hmmmmmmmm  cozy!

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