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