Create a Quillow

Well I posted this on the general forum here

I was thinking since there isn’t one set pattern, why don’t we all take the basic idea and create one. THEN when we’re done we can share what we came up with. We could see how they all look alike OR different.

Want to create a quillow with me?


What a nifty idea :cheering: Not up for making one but I’ll cheer you on along the way. :XX: :cheering: :XX: :cheering: :XX: :cheering:

It is a great idea. I don’t know if I have it in me to knit a blanket to go in the pillow, though. :thinking:

I’d like to. I love the idea of a quillow.

…I’m just not that good yet. Gotta make a few more projects before tackling something as big as that.
I do want to make a big warm blanket at some point, and when I get there I’ll most likely do a quillow now.

It’s a fabulous idea!

THanks for the links and very useful info. I have a great idea that I am going to work on. Hopefully this won’t take long, as we are going camping this weekend and I know that it will come in handy. When I am done I will post some pictures. I have put a little spin on the afghan…I hope that it works out!!

Don’t know where I’m going wrong, but that link doesn’t lead to anything that tells me what a quillow is. What, pray tell, is a quillow?

What, pray tell, is a quillow?

Quilt that folds up into its own pillow (part of the quilt).


And if you have cold feet, you just tuck those tooties into the pocket part, while snuggled under the blanket.

Would it be possible to try posting the link again? Thanks.

I think it’s a great idea. But for once google hasn’t been very helpful. Just about all the patterns it lists are for sewing. I did see one for crochet, which I bookmarked but have not examined yet. Maybe it’s too new a term, and a search later on will bring up more patterns. Unfortunately, my not knowing the term does not mean it’s new – just means that I don’t keep up.

[FONT=Comic Sans MS][COLOR=purple]Here is a pattern for one so you can see what it looks like…[/COLOR][/FONT]
[FONT=Comic Sans MS][COLOR=purple]It’s on my to-do list… [/COLOR][/FONT]

Thanks very much for the link. I really appreciate it. Looks like something I need to add to my hospice collection.

I’ve sewn some but don’t have the patience to knit something so big. I know how I would do it if I did have the patience… I just know that if I go buy materials for it I’ll get about 6 inches in and get bored and never finish.

Try looking for a pillow afghan or pillowghan if you aren’t finding anything for a quillow.

A pillowghan/pillow afghan/quillow is an afghan that can be folded into a pillow. Most of the patterns that I’ve seen for one have been crocheted using squares.

Here are a few links for some if anyone wants to take a look but I think you can make/use any square whether it’s knitted or crocheted to make a quillow/pillowghan since the basic idea would be the same:
Pillowghan General Instructions by Priscilla Hewitt (crocheted sqs.)

Bond Machine Knitting - Pillowghan Patterns

Popcorn Pillowghan Square Designed by Julie A. Bolduc

I know I’ve recently seen some cute knitted dishcloth patterns that I think would be perfect for making as squares for an afghan or a pillowghan/quillow.