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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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    I made my first quillow for a friend for Christmas. She loved it. Who knew sewing 2 different fabrics and a batting together and adding a 18 inch pillow top could make someone so happy, but it did. :) I did one side forest green and the other side pink,white,green flowers.

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    the definition of a quilt is ..
    3 layes held together with stitching or ties...so if you have 3 layers and you quilt it....it's a quilt :)

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    I have made a few quillows. Mine are all regular quilts with an attached pocket that the quilt folds into. My DH asked me to make a lap quillow with the pocket quilted too, so he could put his chilly toes into the pocket when he is reading.

    While every quilt show has a definition of a quilt, they are not always the same. My view is that unless you are showing the quillow, it's up to you what you call it.

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    My quillow is a patchworked, quilted quilt. No different from my other lap quilts except it has the pocket (also pieced) on the back to fold the rest inside.

    Here's the pocket, with little GFG flowers
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    And the quilt itself has larger GFG flowers
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    Does it really matter if they're quilts or not?

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    ABSOLUTELY they are quilts. They are two layers of fabric with a layer of batting secured through all layers. It even has a bonus pillow attached.

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    Thanks for the idea for next Christmas!! I'll start as soon as I get this Christmas's projects finished LOL!

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    Wow, Lacelady that is a fancy Quillow,love it!!!!!!!!!!! :) :)

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    I have made several quillows and they were quilts in them. So I think yours also qualify.

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    beautiful quillow that you made

    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    My quillow is a patchworked, quilted quilt. No different from my other lap quilts except it has the pocket (also pieced) on the back to fold the rest inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    ABSOLUTELY they are quilts. They are two layers of fabric with a layer of batting secured through all layers. It even has a bonus pillow attached.
    Yup!! :thumbup:

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    Lacelady that Quillow is Beautiful :D :thumbup:

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    I maintain that any three layered fabric held together with stitching is a quilt.

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    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.

    Here's how to make one: http://www.quiltbug.com/Articles/quillow.htm
    This link calls it a quilt

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    If you can sleep under it, it is a quilt....ART quilts are not quilts....but they have 3 or more layers so technically they are quilts..sigh

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