Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Quillow Talk

I am organising some School Holiday Sewing Workshops for the April school hols. One of the projects is a Quillow ....... This is a Quillow .... It's a quilt that folds into a pillow!

More Prints Charming ..... Just love it - not only visually but tactilly (if that's a word?) - this fabric is soft and lovely - no other way to describe it - a couple of the pieces I used are their hand printed panels that I bought at the Finders Keepers Markets in Sydney - the rocket on the pillow is one such panel ....

So, here is how it folds - this green fabric is the backing ... I quilt tied the layers altogether ...

That funny shape is the running stitch around the "pillow" - so you place the quilt on a flat surface, with the pillow opening "up" - that's where the handles are ... you then fold the quilt longways to the middle and tuck the first bit into the pillow - oh dear, I knew this would be complicated, and I think another photo of that stage may help - but stay with me ...

Fold the remaining length into thirds ... heading down to the pillow ... and tuck it into the pillow.

Here is a close up of the groovy rocket - you can't really see the running stitch, (because I'm so perfectly neat) because it's dark blue on black ...
I followed the instructions from here ..... (I did alter the dimensions and attached the handles) go on, give it a go! When it's unfolded you can slip your footsies into the pillow for some extra cosy warmth.

7 comments:

  1. I wish I had thought to put handles on the *bag* of my quillows. What a good idea! The Prints Charming fabric is amazing.

    Happy Stitching...Ann :)

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  2. That's really great. My mum has said she'll make my kids quillows if and when they go away to college/uni when they're bigger. x

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  3. What a lovely idea! A few years ago a friend gave me a beach towel that is just like this - closes into a bag. Very useful and cute!

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  4. The quillows are great! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  5. This is very cool and I love the quilt.

    Thanks for the birthday wishes. xoxoxo

    Renee

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