- 1-7/8 yd. (1.75 m) of 58/60" wide (150 cm wide) fleece
- Sewing machine needle
- Good quality polyester thread
- Sewing machine in good working order
- (Optional) Rotary Cutter and Mat
- (Optional) Wavy blade
Sewing Directions (for the 48" by 60" quillow): Please see HERE or HERE for additional images and instructions.
- Trim away fleece selvages using a wavy or normal rotary cutter, mat, and ruler or sewing shears
- Cut out the blanket and pillow like the diagram below:
- Cut the blanket to measure 48" by 60" (4' by 5').
- Cut the pillow into an 18" (46 cm) square.
- You can use the remaining fleece as the pillow sections for two additional quillows. You'll need to purchase only an additional 1-1/3 yd. (1.30 m) of fleece for each of those quillows.
- * Larger blankets: If you have access to wider fleece –you can make a longer blanket. For example, if your fleece is 70" wide, to make a 54" by 70" wide fleece blanket, just make your pocket 20" long.
If your fleece is 60" wide but you want a bigger blanket, buy more yardage. For a 60"by 72" quillow, for the blanket portion buy 2 yards of fleece. Your pillow should be 21 to 22" square. (I did this with a 22" square)
3. Turn under a 1/2" hem on one of the non-stretchy cut edges of the pillow. Zigzag the hem in place.
- Insert a size 90 stretch needle in your sewing machin. A stretch needed has a rounded point when helps prevent skipped stiches.
- Use a narrow width zigzag stitch
4. Position the pillow on the blanket.
- Fold the pillow in half to locate its center. Mark at the cut edge opposite the stitched hem.
- Fold the 48" edge of the blanket in half to locate its center. Mark.
- Place and pin the pillow to the blanket, matching the centers, right sides together.
- Stitch around three sides of the pillow with a straight stitch or a narrow zig zag stitch.
- Place the blanket pillow side down. Fold the blanket into thirds lengthwise, wrapping the blanket edges toward the wrong side.
- Next, fold the blanket approximately into fourths, folding from the end opposite the pillow. Turn the pillow right side out, tucking the folded blanket inside.