but ultimately i choose this one…
I bought a yard and a half of the print..and half a yard of the green
(but realistically you could buy a pre-made blanket and just add the pocket!
(or you could add the pocket in the same print as the blanket so it’s not noticeable at all)
trimmed the edges to make it all even and nice..
basically..to get the measurements of the pillow piece..you need to find out how big your blanket is…then divide it. the top piece will have to be divided by odds (3 or 5). but the side pieces can be whatever you fancy. (so if you have a HUGE blanket you could do 3 across the top…and 6 going down.
if your blanket is big…and you do only 4…than your pillow is going to be pretty big. (so keep all this in mind. )
The measurements of my pillow is 14 x 18…so i added an inch for a seam and cut 15×19
i ended up making my daughter one for christmas
but i borrow it from her cause i added that cuddle fabric to the back.
I made one of these many many years ago forma 4-H project! So fun!
Nicki Rocky says
I made something similar with carrying handles for my niece this Christmas. She uses it for doll's tea parties!
Dollie @ Dollie Creates says
I have a blanket similar to this one. Except instead of flannel, it's cotton. I have had it for over 20 years and still use it! (Of course I'm sure it could use some patches etc.) Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial, I'd love to make them for my niece and nephew.
Thanks for sharing that one -you make it look so easy!! I might give this one a go and keep it handy for picnics etc. Thanks so much!
Braden and Amarissa Ainsworth says
I LOVE these! I've made so many just because they're so handy! One thing that I like to do is adding a carrying strap or two straps to make a backpack so that way the kiddos can put some light things in it if they wanted. And it's easier to carry. Great job! 🙂
Crafty Cousins says
Fabulous idea! I posted something with fleece today, too! 🙂
I got the idea from Make It and Love It.
Kassi at Truly Lovely says
We called them Quillos. You know, quilt/pillow. 😉 I have several that my mom and I made a few years ago! Your fleece version looks super comfy!
Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun says
i've edited the post to add basic handle instructions!!!!
Lisa Cutler says
This is awesome. I def plan to make at least 2 for softball season. Since my hands are always full, how would you suggest adding a strap??? And what would you use?
geniusly done 🙂 I love it!
Thanks for sharing!!
I made a quillow years ago and gave it to my mom. So I'm really wondering why I haven't made any more – especially out of the fleece like you did!!! Love your fabric choice and the flowers – too cute! Thanks for the reminder of this project – I'm gonna make some for my girlies!
netty milawaty says
Good idea,I want try this…terima kasih
Shelly Jordan says
Great idea❄️I stay cold and I think this would help keep me warm♨️