Majority of quilts are made from cotton quilting fabrics, and I cannot stress the importance of learning the characteristics of fabric before you begin washing or cutting the fabric. We are going to take a look at the different threads and grains as well as other relevant information you should know about fabric. Many people don’t know the importance of how to check fabric before purchasing it.
You can buy ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ kit which comes with around 10 – 12 quarters and around 3 pieces of 2/3 yards of fabric for around $40 – $45. Of course, you can also buy individual Dr. Seuss fabric based on the above rhyme for much cheaper depending on the materials. Also, you can buy quilting kits based on this theme for around $15 to $20 depending on the stores and availability.
Now- a-days you will get some good quality organic cotton fibre based fabrics, which comes at slightly higher price range but at the same time they are very much eco-friendly.
Dry and Clean – Set the fabric to dry in the sun. Launder it afterwards with a mixture of two tablespoon bleach and one quart of water. Let the solution stay on that fabric for a few minutes before rinsing it.
Scrap quilting is working with scraps held over from other Fiber Reinforcement. If you are a quilter most of your scraps will be cotton. If you sew with a variety of fabrics, there are challenges to your creativity. Fabric knowledge will be critical as you mix and match.
The first thing about clothing for hot climate is that one ought to remember is that it is always good to use natural materials. The materials that don’t stick to your body so that your skin can breathe properly and are comfortable.
If you have completed your quilt and then wash it for the first time, there is a chance that some of the fabrics may bleed which will run into the other colors and spoil your quilt. So before cutting your fabrics, pre wash them. This will prevent any nasty surprises. Whatever you do make sure your fabrics are stable before using them to quilt with.
The price of fabric differs with the quality. The solid cotton fabrics are priced at $5 to $10 per yard. The organic cotton fabrics will cost you around $15 per yd. The silk fabrics are available in different budgets around $15 to $20. The nets and laces will be far more expensive as $45 per yd.