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    Has anyone ever made a quillow? How did it turn out? Anything you would have done differently?

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    I've made a ton of them.... the best advice is to take a few min to plan the cuttingout of your pocket so that it lines up with the pattern on the fabric... the first few I did, I missed this part...

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    My first quilt was a quillow and it turned out fine. The only thing I would change is I left the quillow pocket until last and ran out of some fabrics so was restricted what pattern I could do.

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    I made only one and if I could do it over I sure as heck wouldnt have used the forest green I used on it. But that was the only fabric that I had enough of to make one. And I used a pillow panel for the pocket. It turned out cute just don't like that green.

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    When you fold the quilt into the pillow does it actually look like a pillow or is it real thin?

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    My DD and SIL each have one (made by his mother), and they are very cute. And fairly fluffy, not flat.

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    Mine isn't very plump, but I used cotton wadding and it's heavily quilted.

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    Oops...mine pattern doesn't call for quilting....just stitching 2 vertical lines equidistant from the edges....does everyone quilt theirs????

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    I made 30 back in the 80's. I got to where I used purchased quilted fabric and a regular piece of fabric. It was a lot easier to put together. That was before I was into quilting:)

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    Only mistake I made was using flannel and not making the pillow just a bit bigger because it was a pain to stuff...also use thin batting or you'll have the same problem with cotton fabric.

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    ok, I'll bite....what is a quillow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonnie
    Has anyone ever made a quillow? How did it turn out? Anything you would have done differently?
    I've made many for gifts and have never had any problem. I, also, was afraid it would be flat so used a poly batting of 4-6 oz. I also "spot stitch" sometimes so that the batting stays in place when washed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonnie
    Has anyone ever made a quillow? How did it turn out? Anything you would have done differently?
    I've made many for gifts and have never had any problem. I, also, was afraid it would be flat so used a poly batting of 4-6 oz. I also "spot stitch" sometimes so that the batting stays in place when washed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Rose
    ok, I'll bite....what is a quillow?
    It's a pocket/pouch sewn onto the back of your quilt so you can fold the quilt up inside to make a pillow.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOlJ7746bHE

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    I wish I would have used flannel for the second side. I found perfect fabric for my DGS who was into star wars at the time and used a matching star fabric for the back, but he said it feels cold to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonnie
    Has anyone ever made a quillow? How did it turn out? Anything you would have done differently?
    I have made a few. Here is one. I change things up but always do some quilting b/c of the batting.

    Clifford pillow panel quillow
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    Great site....thank you! Love the way they matched the print to make the "pillow" disappear.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSAgqWkZHcg&NR=1 - this is a great idea. This woman make the qillows for the childrens hostipal. I am really liking how these fold up into a pillow. Great for the car too...and I like how one woman uses the pocket to keep her feet warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonnie
    Has anyone ever made a quillow? How did it turn out? Anything you would have done differently?
    I've made several and I used poly batting and tied it so the pillows were plump.

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    I made four of the for my grands for Christmas 2009. I made them out of flannel with no batting - they turned out okay ... the kids loved them and still use them ;)

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    I've sort of made one and it was a disaster. It was one of my first projects. NOW I KNOW that my pieces were off grain and it skewed during the pillow turn. If I hadn't used a striped fabric, I would have finished but the stripes made the misfit real obvious.

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    Very cute!

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    the one i made was made out of fleece...don't have a picture of it.

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    Have only made one and it was a large one..bigggggg!

    gave it to a niece for her high school graduation and she told me that she kept it with her throughout college and just loved it.

    Makes it all worthwhile

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