Simple Quillow Tutorial

Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
My name is Katie and I sew over at ChooChoo Skadoo and I love pillows and quilts. When you put them together you have something AMAZING!!! It’s a quillow. I love quillows and I am so excited to be here with The Ribbon Retreat to show you how to make one. I used the Moda collection Giggles by Me & My Sister Designs.

Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

 Materials:

2 yards of fabric for the front
2 yards of fabric for the back
1/2 yard for the pillow
2 yards polyester (poofy) batting
Matching yarn
Thread
Basic sewing kit

Take your half yard piece and trim the selvage off. Then stitch down the 2 long sides right sides together.

Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Turn inside out and press flat.

Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Find the middles of the pillow and the front of your quilt.

Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Line them up and pin in place.

Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Sew down the 2 short sides attaching the pillow to the front of the quilt. You can use a straight stitch or a decorative stitch.

Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Place the front and the back of the quilt right sides together. Sew all the way around leaving it open where the pillow part is. Use between a 1/4″ to 1/2″ seam allowance.

Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Lay batting on top of the quilt and baste in place.

Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Make sure you don’t baste the opening closed.

Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Turn right side out through the opening and lay flat.

Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

If you have them you can put the quilt on quilting frames to tie it or just lay it on the floor. To learn how I tie my quilts fast and easy visit my blog.

Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Sew opening closed with a 1/8″ seam.

Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

How to fold the quillow:

Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Lay with the pocket side down.

Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Fold over long ways to the pocket.

Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Repeat with other sides.

Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Fold in thirds.

Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Reach into pocket grab top corners and turn.

Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Manipulate the quilt until the pillow lays flat.

Simple Quillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog


Easy enough right?!? Wouldn’t this project be so fun to make for your son’s or daughter’s sport teams? I can guarantee…seriously, guarantee that they will love them! They come in handy on those chilly bus rides, and they take up hardly any room! Thanks Katie for sharing such a fun and easy project! For more great projects by Katie, make sure to stop by her blog at ChooChoo Skadoo where you will find lots and lots of great tutorials on sewing tips and tricks and gorgeous quilts!

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