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Thread: Need help with "Quillow"

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    Junior Member Retiredandquilting's Avatar
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    I need your help! I want to make a lap quilt for my teenage niece, and I would like it to be a quillow. How do I free motion quilt it, with that pocket on the back? Quilt around it? Do straight line quilting and again, quilt around it. Attach the pocket after it has been quilted? Help, Please!

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    I would suggest to attach the pocket after the quilting. Treat the quilt part like a regular quilt and at the end attach the pocket, you can even quilt the pocket before it is attached.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mshollysd
    I would suggest to attach the pocket after the quilting. Treat the quilt part like a regular quilt and at the end attach the pocket, you can even quilt the pocket before it is attached.
    Great idea! Thanks

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    I make these a lot and I just straight line quilting because do not want to stiff to lay under or fold to put in pillow I quilt the pillow before I attach it My family just love these I am working on some how for my brother and sister for Christmas gifts I made some about 16 years ago and my ex daughter in law still has it she is giving to my grown grandson he told me He is so happy to be getting it

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    Quote Originally Posted by jean1941
    I make these a lot and I just straight line quilting because do not want to stiff to lay under or fold to put in pillow I quilt the pillow before I attach it My family just love these I am working on some how for my brother and sister for Christmas gifts I made some about 16 years ago and my ex daughter in law still has it she is giving to my grown grandson he told me He is so happy to be getting it
    Thanks Jean - that is very helpful!

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    I machine quilt straight lines starting with the bottom edge of the pocket all the way down the quilt on each side of the pocket then measure evenly from the quilt edge to the pocket and find the center and quilt straight lines all the way down and it is finished i dont try fancy quilting just to much stuff and you want it to stay soft and plyable to turn in and out of the pocket

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    I machine quilt straight lines starting with the bottom edge of the pocket all the way down the quilt on each side of the pocket then measure evenly from the quilt edge to the pocket and find the center and quilt straight lines all the way down and it is finished i dont try fancy quilting just to much stuff and you want it to stay soft and plyable to turn in and out of the pocket

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    Was thinking about this the other day - I am thinking christmas for my neices.... anyway my Grandmother made a whole pile of these years ago, and quilted lines straight down from the bottom of the pocket, then across about every length of the pocket. The way it worked was when you folded it up you folded on the lines and it was a perfect fit. but you'd have to be sure to use batting with really wide quilting distances.

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    I would quilt the main body, pillow, and then assemble it :D:D:D

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    Thanks to all of you for the wonderful ideas! I can't wait to get started!

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