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Just a question about a Quillow????

I want to make my  2 granddaughters each a quillow (quilt that folds up into a pillow)- they live in northern Florida. I thought about using flannel both sides. Should I use  a light weight batting in between or just go with the flannel?  Any thoughts?????

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Comment by Patricia, VA on November 22, 2011 at 5:11pm

I made a quillow for my great nephew out of flannel, warm and natural batting is nice that works well but trying to put the quilt into the pillow was like velco, very hard to put the quilt into the pillow but I did it. 
He loves the quilt and used it in day care for nap time.

Comment by Sheila M/FL on November 21, 2011 at 8:31pm

RA57  you did say Northern Florida right?  I live about as North as you can get in Florida only 7 miles from the Georgia boarder and I'd never use a flannel quilt.  It gets colder here but that is only for about 3 days out of the year.  Where as a cotton one will be used more often as even in the summer with the a/c running and a celing fan going I like to have a nap under a light quilt.  I can tell you that our tempature today was 85 degree not as hot as it was 2 weeks ago but we are talking that this is the week of Thanksgiving.  I just watched the news and they are saying that we are going to have a high tomorrow of 84, I went to a football game in Tallahassee this past Saturday also in a Northern Part of the state and when the game finished we all were complaining about the weather as it was midnight and still 74 degrees.  This is just my 2 cents with being a Fourth Generation Native Floridian I do not think a heavy quilt is needed here.  I do however agree with everyone that they are going to love anything that you make for me. 

Comment by Gayle/La. on November 21, 2011 at 8:03pm

Robin, don't know that they will need it in Fla. but I would still use the batting because it makes for a nicer looking quilt.  My DH covers with one that is cotton with light batting all the time.  Have fun and I am sure that they will enjoy them no matter what you use.

Comment by Muriel on November 21, 2011 at 7:19pm

I made a quillow for my DIUL at christmas once and I used the cotton with batting in between.  It was nice and fluffy for a quilt.  If you didn't want the batting you could use a third layer of flannel in between the two layers.  that would be quite warm as well.

I will look forward to the picture of it.



Comment by Karon on November 21, 2011 at 7:01pm

I also vote with the lightweight batting.  It will look better giving the finished product some body.

Comment by Barb/WI on November 21, 2011 at 5:25pm

Yup, lightweight batting would be my choice, as well.  They will be so warm, plus the batting will show off the quilting better, too.

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on November 21, 2011 at 3:08pm

I think so too - it will give it much more body and will make it more "cuddly".

Comment by Debbie Leier on November 21, 2011 at 2:51pm

I agree with Pam and Betty. It would look so much better with the light batting in it. Would love to see pictures when you are finished.

Comment by Betty Snyder on November 21, 2011 at 2:07pm

I am with Pam, I would use a light weight batting for them.  It will make them really nice and warm.

Comment by Pam/NY on November 21, 2011 at 1:56pm

I personally would use a light batting...it gets chilly up North! It will give more structure. Let us see the final project!

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