Sunday, August 24, 2008

UFOM #2 - Yes, its a QUILLOW!



Right out of another one of THOSE bags! Yes, you've haven't heard about quillows in years! In fact, I think they were all the rage the year I started quilting and then immediately died out.

Well, I'm not sure about that. But I had forgotten I ahd even attempted to make one. And from the amount of fabric I have, I think I wanted to make FOUR!

These fabrics aren't really my style, and I don't think they ever were. But they are nice and I know that my daughters will love them. So, I figure I'll make two for my daughters and finish the other two off for a Linus Project quilt.

The only problem is that I don't know how to make a quillow. It seems I took a class at a quilt shop in a town I haven't lived in for more than 15 years! Well, I didn't get very far in the class because I've not even cut the fabric. I only have one pillow panel with an added ruffle.

The sheet I saved from the class only gives yardage requirements, but directions. Why on earth would I save yardage requirements but not the directions. I must have thought the whole thing so easy that I wouldn't need directions.

Either that, or I thought it too hard and I would never attempt to make them. I have no idea, but there is PLENTY of fabric here!

Anyone out that know of a good quillow pattern??





5 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

I do remember that to fold up a quillow you usually folded in thirds from side to side, then in thirds or 1/4s down the lenth before tucking it into the pillow... so the pillow must be attached to the centre (from side to side) on the bottom edge... from the size of the pillow multiply up to get the quilt size...

audreypawdrey said...

I have never made one but here are a couple of online patterns/tutorials:
http://www.simplicity.com/index.cfm?page=section/classroom/sewprojects/pillowquilt/pillowquilt.html

http://www.sewing.org/html/ehd_quiltpillow2.html

I hope they help!

Darlajune said...

i googled it and came up with this site:
http://www.straw.com/quilting/articles/quillows.html
There were other sites as well. Just google quillow

Messy Karen said...

that's too funny. i have saved since last July on my dvr an episode from Fons & Porter that shows how to make a quillow. & i still haven't made any plans to make one.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

My mom made those for my girls years and years ago. I think there are still a few around. They are easy to do. But I have no pattern.