Which fabrics should be used for making Quilts?

Which fabrics should be used for making Quilts?

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Which fabrics should be used for making Quilts? Are you looking for an answer to this question? If yes, then do watch out this video till end. Hello, this is Tushar from Charu Creation Pvt Ltd, a fashion fabric company at Nehru Place, New Delhi. So friends, first of all, let us understand the terminology associated with a Quilt. There are 3 important parts of a Quilt. 1) The Quilt top: It is upper fabric layer of the Quilt.

2) The Quilt backing: The backing is the layer we see when we flip a quilt over to take a peek at its reverse side. Alike the Quilt top, it is also made of fabric. It is a very important part because it touches our skin. 3) The Quilt Batting: Quilt Batting is the middle of the Quilt or the “quilt sandwich”. It is also known as quilt padding or quilt wadding. Quilt Batting is the insulating layer that provides warmth, along with dimension or thickness.

It is made by using fibers either of cotton or polyester, wool, silk or even bamboo. So in this video, I will discuss about the fabrics used for making the Quilt top and the Quilt backing. In most cases, people use the same fabric for making the Quilt top and the Quilt Backing. So coming down to today’s topic.

What important aspects should be there in a fabric suitable for making the Quilt top and the Quilt Backing? The first important aspect is the feel of the fabric against the skin. It should be anti static in nature. It should not produce charge against the skin as fabrics which are static or which produce charge would not allow your skin to relax. This means that Natural fabrics are the obvious choice. Cotton poplin, cotton sheeting, Bamboo fabric and Cotton flannel fabric are anti static in nature and are soft against the skin.

If you want a textured touch, a bit of rough touch against your skin like me then go for Linen or blend of cotton linen. Linen is also anti static in nature. The second important aspect is the moisture wicking ability of the fabric. While asleep, our body tends to release moisture. This means the fabric should be able to absorb the moisture and preferably release it into the atmosphere. Otherwise, unabsorbed moisture would increase the humidity and cause our body to sweat which in turn would become a deterrent to sound sleep.

Therefore, synthetic fabrics having no moisture wicking ability are avoided for making Quilts. Hence fabrics made of natural fibers like cotton, linen and bamboo are the preferred choice. The third important aspect is the strength & the durability of the fabric. As we are unconscious while asleep, we tend to handle the quilt not with care. This means the fabric has to be sturdy and durable. Weaker fabric would be prone to snagging. This is the reason one avoids using cotton cambric or voile as they snag easily.

Moreover, the process of making a quilt as such requires the fabric to be thick & strong. The fourth aspect is the construction technique of the fabric. Woven fabrics are preferred over knitted fabrics as they are easy to sew. Knitted fabrics on the other hand tend to go out of shape while sewing a Quilt. Friends, to view our collection of Quilt Fabrics, click on the link given in the description of the video. There is one more link through which you can come to know the length of fabrics required for making different sizes of Quilts.

Friends, I hope that products made out of our fabric collection would have a positive impact in your life. For any enquiry regarding fabrics, you may call us at +91-9971106200 or email us at charu@charu.org.in. If you find this information useful, please subscribe to this Youtube channel to get more useful information. Thanks

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