When it comes to quilting fabrics, it is important to know which materials can be used for the project. Some fabrics are not suitable to be used on quilting projects as they can be quite stiff and uncomfortable for the user to work with. When choosing fabrics such as wool, cotton, rayon, or silk it is important to keep in mind that some fabrics can hold paint very well, but these fabrics will also be less comfortable to use. A good tip when starting out with a new quilting project is to choose a lighter weight fabric to begin with as you will be working more frequently during the project, and you can change to a heavier weight fabric later on – More about
How To Choose a Lighter Weight Fabric
Quilting fabrics are available in many different sizes. It is a good idea to start off with a quilting fabric that is slightly bigger than what you will need, as it makes it easier to work with. You will also be able to obtain quilting fabrics that have been dyed to resist damage from sunlight and other elements. You should check your fabrics before you start using them, as it is a good idea to check the stitching for any loose threads or damaged areas. If you find any, then they can be removed from your quilting fabrics as this may cause a mess and a ruined quilt.
Another important thing to consider when using quilting fabrics is how you will be using your quilt. If you are going to be using it as a bedspread or curtains for instance, then it is a good idea to choose a fabric that is slightly thicker and will create a more elegant and sophisticated look. If you are looking for a quilt to use on a baby’s bed, it is a good idea to choose one that has a softer touch as the baby will more often than not crawl around on the floor. A lightweight quilt is ideal for this. Once you have chosen your fabric and pattern you can then begin to learn how to put your quilt together, although there are some simple instructions included in the Quilting Fabric Guide found at the Moda Art site which can help you in this respect.