A Quillow is for all ages
A Quillow is a quilt pillow! If you have not heard of a quillow, let me tell you it is quite wonderful. It is simply a quilt that will fold into itself and become a pillow. You can use this pillow anywhere in your home as a throw pillow.
I like to have it on the sofa, so that when I become chilly, I can simply open it up to reveal a quilt. When it is open it is a nice, warm quilt, that has a pocket for you to put your feet in and keep the quilt in place.
Imagine you are on a trip with kids in the car, each child can have their own “pillow.” When you get to your destination, they open up the pillow and now they will each have their own quilt to pull up over themselves while watching TV, or going to sleep. Of course, if they fall asleep in the car, they can also use it as a blanket.
It is very versatile, and can be made easily. I first heard about Quillows when I was at a fabric store. I was in line behind a woman who was purchasing fabric. The clerk asked her what she was making and she replied “a Quillow” Having made many quilts myself, I had to ask what is a Quillow. I was surprised at the answer, which was “a quilt that folds into itself and becomes a pillow.” I was also surprised that I had never heard of this item before that moment.
I set about making a Quillow of my own
I was intrigued. I had made many quilts in the past, I had even made quilted pillows and pillow cases to put the quilts in, once folded. Why had I never thought of this, let alone even heard of this before. So, I set about researching Quillows, then set about making some Quillows of my own.
They are so very cool. If you like quilts, and I happen to love quilts. The first Quillow I made I gave to my niece who had a couple of kids. She loved it. I continued to make a few more. I even kept one for myself, which is something I seldom do. Here is a picture of a Quillow that I made. The pillow
itself is 14″ x 14″, while the quilt unfolds to be 48″ by 88″ open.
The pictures show the quillow as a pillow.
Then as you start to unfold the quilt from the pillow it has been inside of.
until finally, the quilt emerges in all of its glory.
Use it as a travel pillow
This pillow could easily be taken with you when you travel. It should fit very nicely in your suitcase or backpack. You would use it on the airplane in either capacity. A pillow to lean against the window, or as a blanket if you get chilly. It is very functional. Here are a few quillows available from Amazon. These are handmade by the Amish and are surely beautiful works of art. Click on any of the links to view on line and to purchase.
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You can actually turn any quilt or blanket into a Quillow very easily. I am working on diy instructions for you to do just that.
It doesn’t take a lot of time or effort, but some sewing is required. You won’t be making a quilt, or anything like that, just the pillow pocket piece that will be attached to the blanket you already have.
Let me know what you think of this idea and whether you would have a use for it. Just leave your comment below. I will respond to each. Thanks.