There are many different types of fabric that can be used in quilt making and it is important to make sure you use the right ones. The following articles will teach you about some of the major fabric types and help you choose the right fabric for your creation.
Basic Quilting Fabrics
Cottons Quilting Fabrics are really the most common type of quilting fabric. They are strong, easy to use and often colorfast. 100% cotton fabrics will generally not be as bright or deep in color as cotton mixes such as cotton/polyester, however they are very good at keeping shape and color which is really important when making a quilt that you would like to use for a long time.
Flannels Fabrics are also really popular, especially for baby quilts. This soft and warming material is adored by babies and children because it is great for sensitive bodies which might ordinarily react to 100% natural fiber
such as wool or silk. One of the best aspects about flannel is its warmness. This makes it fantastic for children in cooler climates as every parent worries about whether their child is warm enough at night.