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This is a great  blanket that will keep you warm and folds into a pillow as well! Great for car rides, daycare, home, and stadium games of all kind. 
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Step 1: Materials

- 2 yards of print flannel
- 2 yards of solid fleece
- scissors
- tape measure
-matching thread
-sewin machine

Step 2: Getting Started

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First, cut off the selvage edges of your fabrics.
Next, cut off 16 inches off the end of each fabric (length-wise).  From those 16 inch long strips, measure and cut  two 16 inch square pieces.  These will make your pillow pocket.

Your remaining fabric should measure around 40-42 inches wide by 56 inches long.  This will make your blanket.

Step 3: Making the pillow pocket

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With your 16x16 squares, place right sides together and sew using a 1/4' seam allowance.  Make sure you leave an opening!
Next, turn and stitch opening closed.  (No need to topstitch all the way around.)

Now, put this aside, you'll need it later.

Step 4: Making the blanket (or quilt part)

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Your going to sew the blanket just like the pillow pocket, but on a larger scale.
Place your fabrics right sides together and sew using a 1/4' seam allowance, leaving an opening at the end to turn.
Next, turn and topstitch blanket all the way around. (This part is different from the pillow pocket).

Step 5: Blanket + pillow= quillow!

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Now, that you have your blanket (er... quilt) and pillow pocket done, it's time to add them together.

Center the pillow pocket on the printed flannel side of the blanket at the bottom end.
Next, sew three sides of the pillow pocket to the blanket, leave the forth side open.  The side closest to the center stays open.

Step 6: Folding your blanket into a pillow!

Now that you have sewn your quillow together, how do you turn it into a pillow?

Well, first lay your blanket print side down. Next, fold one side over, then the next side on top.
Now, fold downwards toward the pillow pocket. It should only take three folds to get to the pocket.
Finally, grab the inside of the pillow pocket and turn blanket inside out and fluff until it looks anf feels like a pillow!


Is it possible to make a quillow with an actual pillow inside? If so, how much does the pattern change and what size does the pillow need to be? I want it for traveling, but do not want to lose the pillow when I unfold it.

Puzzledd4 years ago
Nice idea! I always like to keep a rug in the car, and a cushion looks neat as well as being practical:)