What is a quillo

and why everyone needs one ...

 

It is a combination of a quilt and a pillow/cushion ... it is a stroke of genius ...



It is a single bed size (110 x 170 cm) quilt that simply folds up into the pocket on the back to form a 44 cm square cushion/pillow. This means it is both a useful and decorative piece that is easily transported and when not in use and does not take up a lot of space.



No two quillos are the same. The varying fabrics used means they are suitable for people of all ages. The designs of the pillow/cushion part vary depending on what Jenny decides is the best design for the fabrics. Some are hand pieced and hand quilted, some machine quilted or any combination of those techniques. The back of the pillow/cushion is not pieced but of course the quilting is the same as the front and is the same fabric as the back of the quilt. 



All new materials are used. The fabrics are cotton and the batting (the layer between the front and back fabrics which gives it it's warmth) is either 80% wool/20% polyester, 100% polyester (childrens quillos), 100% cotton or 100% bamboo. Jenny sources the fabric locally and overseas. 



Each quillo takes a considerable time to make, on average 40 working hours. A lot of thought goes into choosing fabrics that go well together and the pattern to be used on the pillow/cushion. The price of each quillo reflects the number of hours taken. Those that are machine quilted or pieced take a shorter time than those that are hand pieced or quilted. Each quilt photo shows its price. 



Quillos make ideal gifts for any occasion and are especially popular for

  • Birthdays

  • Baby shower

  • Mother's day

  • Father's day

  • Christmas

 

Customising

 

I am able to add another label similar to the signature label

so the quillo can be customised for an individual person. The extra lable could have a person's name or a small message as needed.

 

Eg.." For Emily from Granny"<script>

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