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Thread: Are quillows really quilts?

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    Senior Member nycbgirl's Avatar
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    I love to make quillows, but is it considered quilting if they are not pieced? I do some quilting on them but not alot because I want them to be fluffy. I guess I like instant gratification. They only take a few hours to make.

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    I have just made two of those and enjoyed making them for my great nephews.

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    I think they are quilts - they're not blankets. And they are pieced - but with much larger pieces! I want to make a quillow for our camper. Hopefully this spring.

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    I'd call them a quilt. My kids call every blanket a quilt. They have those fleece ones that are tied on the edges that someone gave them and they call those quilts.

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    I think if you sew 2 layers of fabric together with some sort of layer between them, be it batting or another material, then sew vertical lines to keep the fabric from shifting, you have created a quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lalaland
    I think if you sew 2 layers of fabric together with some sort of layer between them, be it batting or another material, then sew vertical lines to keep the fabric from shifting, you have created a quilt.
    I agree. Some people question Cathedral Window Quilts, but as far as I'm concerned, there's not even a doubt!

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    Oh gosh....I'm feeling silly here but what is a quillow??

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    A quillow looks like a pillow until you pull out the inside and unfold it, then it becomes a lap size quilt with a pocket for your feet. Google it, I'm sure you'll find lots of ideas.

    Here's how to make one: http://www.quiltbug.com/Articles/quillow.htm

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    The ones I made weren't quilts, but if you layer them and quilt them then I consider them quilts.

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    Oh cool! Thank you!!

    Quote Originally Posted by angelwatcher
    A quillow looks like a pillow until you pull out the inside and unfold it, then it becomes a lap size quilt with a pocket for your feet. Google it, I'm sure you'll find lots of ideas.

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