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What is a Quillow?

When ever I think of a Quillow, I think of a Grandmother. I have a number of friends who are Grandmothers and they each have either one or a few quillows that they keep in their vehicles, ready for use by their grandchildren.

What is a quillow you might ask? The name Quillow is made from combining the two words – Quilt and Pillow. A Quillow is a quilt that has a pouch sewn onto the backing fabric. This quilt can be folded and turned into its pouch. When folded into the pouch, the Quilt becomes a pillow. These Quillows are very popular for children’s sleepovers, or for when Grandma is minding the grandies. A quilt is comforting, a pillow is also comforting.

I have sourced a number of instructions for making Quillows and offer them here. Some instructions are basic, some instructions come with diagrams and photographs.

Instructions from Essortment.com

Instructions and great photos from With Heart and Hands.com

great instructions and a cute quillow poem from Quilt Bug.com

PDF Instructions from Capital Quilts

great photo instructions from A Cuppa and a Catch Up.com

written instruction from eHow.com

a great PDF of instructions and photographs and diagrams from Pea Green Designs

How to make a fleece Quillow from Apartment Therapy.com

a great video on YouTube for making and folding quillows.

very elaborate instructions with photographs from Technicolor Lilypond

instructions from Fiona’s Patch

good set of instructions from Grand Lodge of Iowa

a delightful set of instructions, including great photos from The Prudent Wife.com

succinct instructions from Cedar Hill Quilters Guild

a podcast from Sew Stitch Create.com

instructions from Hubpages

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