I made this quillow for my daughter when she was in college. I cross stitched her Greek letters in her sorority colors that were visible when folded into the pillow. When unfolded it became a stadium blanket with her name stitched to the opposite side of pillow and the UT on the blanket. The afghan stitch is such a precise grid that it's ideal for cross stitch.
I have read a lot of the posts on here and heard many of you talk about crochet and knitting, but I haven't read any posts about the afghan stitch. It's really easier than either crocheting or knitting, but takes a lot of yarn.
Greek letters show when folded into pillow
Opened up, the stadium blanket shows the school colors.
the pillow was double-sided and showed DD's name when opened into the stadium blanket