Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 19 of 19

Thread: Neck Pillow - I Think This Would Make A Nice Christmas Gift

  1. #1
    Super Member IrishgalfromNJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    North Florida
    Posts
    2,076

    Smile Neck Pillow - I Think This Would Make A Nice Christmas Gift

    I made this this morning in about two hours. The hand sewing took a little while but it was fun to make and it fits really well. This link http://weallsew.com/2013/09/05/trave...-for-weallsew/ has the pattern .pdf and the instructions for sewing. I think this would make a really nice Christmas gift. I'm planning on using mine for long distance driving trips when I'm not driving.

    Name:  004.JPG
Views: 2019
Size:  148.2 KB

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    in my stash mostly
    Posts
    885
    Like this a lot!!!

  3. #3
    Power Poster lynnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Long Island
    Posts
    24,600
    Blog Entries
    1
    I could use one for my husband! love your fabric
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

  4. #4
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    49,466
    Blog Entries
    53
    nice pillow, love the fabric, thanks for the link
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak T.H.I.N.K.
    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?

    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    york county, PA
    Posts
    942
    I was just looking at these at stores. Prices range all over the place! I might have to sneak this project in yet this week. Thanks!

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    276
    I am taking my 11 DGD on a plane trip to Philly next week - guess what I am going to make this weekend!??

  7. #7
    Super Member annette1952's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Harrison, MI
    Posts
    8,506
    I gave my daughter & her family one that I had because they travel a lot. They love it. I didn't make it but I thought about taking the pattern off it before I gave it away but I never did. It had a zipper in it too so you could take the cover off to wash it. They are handy to have & quite expensive if you buy one.

  8. #8
    Junior Member Bibliogirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    250
    Love the material pattern you used. Our hospital auxiliary sewing group makes these for sales events and they always sell out right away. They are so useful for traveling.

  9. #9
    Super Member ppquilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Wonderful WY
    Posts
    1,367
    Nice idea!
    Born to Quilt, Forced to work. Retired and quilting!

  10. #10
    Super Member IrishgalfromNJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    North Florida
    Posts
    2,076
    The first one was so much fun I made a second one.

    Name:  001.JPG
Views: 1020
Size:  115.2 KB

  11. #11
    Super Member PurplePassion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Southern MN
    Posts
    2,635
    I have never used one of these. How firm should they be stuffed? Did you just use poly fill?

  12. #12
    Super Member IrishgalfromNJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    North Florida
    Posts
    2,076
    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePassion View Post
    I have never used one of these. How firm should they be stuffed? Did you just use poly fill?

    I only used polyfil and stuffed it as much as I could. I think they are supposed to be pretty firm so it supports your head.

  13. #13
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    276
    I have left over poly batting, and am thinking of cutting it up and using it for the stuffing, along with some fiberfill. I will let you know if it works.

  14. #14
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Tx
    Posts
    3,866
    Blog Entries
    1
    What size print did you use to print pattern in PDF format?

  15. #15
    Super Member IrishgalfromNJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    North Florida
    Posts
    2,076
    Quote Originally Posted by annievee View Post
    What size print did you use to print pattern in PDF format?
    I just hit print once the document opened in Adobe Reader. I didn't change any of the print options. There are two pieces to the pattern and each piece is on a separate page.

  16. #16
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Tx
    Posts
    3,866
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thank you, I got it figured out .

  17. #17
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Rapid City, SD
    Posts
    4,956
    Quote Originally Posted by IrishgalfromNJ View Post
    I only used polyfil and stuffed it as much as I could. I think they are supposed to be pretty firm so it supports your head.
    I purchased one a month ago and would like it better if it were stuffed so full -- it tilts my head forward too much. I'm going to make another one and use half the stuffing from the purchased one. That is the advantage of having a zipper!

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    So Cal
    Posts
    582
    A long time ago, I purchased one of these neck pillows fairly inexpensively. It just had a muslin cover, so I made a pattern and have since covered it twice. We went on a long trip in June, so I took the cover off and washed it and the pillow itself and they both came out great. The muslin doesn't have a zipper, but it feels like fiberfill. About a year ago, I covered another one for my husband's truck. I think he got it at a low price from Walmart. Now, he wants me to cover another one when he takes 2 friends fishing. His are covered with fleece fabric that have wolves on it. I just used cotton for my pillow. But, this new one he got, has no muslin inside. The fiberfill is sort of brown and it is covered with cheap velveteen. I'm just going to leave it on as a liner and cover the whole thing with the fleece. I put zippers in all the covers. Both my husband and I really like them. They are stuffed pretty full, but not tight. We find they work better if the back of the car seat is lowered down. Your head stays within the opening easier. I think you will really like it. These would make nice Christmas presents! Good idea.
    Last edited by VernaL; 08-25-2015 at 06:36 PM. Reason: add one more sentence
    Let peace begin with me and you.

  19. #19
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Charleston SC
    Posts
    10,736
    I have one and I love it...thanks for sharing..

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.