Last week was the 4th birthday of my sweet little niece. It rather snuck up on me so I was ill prepared when she showed up at my house for music lessons (her mother teaches my daughter piano) and she happily announced "it's my birthday"!
I told her I was going to make her something but I wanted her to pick out the material for it first ; )
So I led her to the fabric cabinet where she picked out a Dora the Explorer fabric I've had on hand for a few years and was more than happy to be using it up.
The fabric came with a panel for a decorative pillow. So I decided it would make a good quillow.
A day or so later I pulled out my daughters old quillow she had gotten for her birthday several years ago. I unfolded it and began measuring it out, calculating seam allowances and such. I was thrilled that I indeed had enough Dora fabric for a quillow!
I studied the shape and the structure and it looked simple enough.
It only took about thirty minutes to sew the whole thing!
The only thing I would do differently is double the batting. When the quillow is folded into the pillow, it isn't quite as fluffy as I would have liked.
If you are another fellow sewer, you should give this pattern a try. You will find how quick and easy it is! Here is a pattern that is close to what I did on my own. I believe my measurements were just off a little on the length. But this one explains it pretty well.
I'm thinking about making some for Christmas for the girls to put in the car!