There are quite a number of interesting things to consider about quilting fabrics. The uppermost sheet of the quilt is generally made from cotton or cotton blended fabric. Choosing the right fabric can be quite a challenge, especially because you will also have the select some other fabrics in order to complete a striking and beautiful quilting pattern. You will have to cultivate an “eye” for fabrics whose colours, textures, and other similar details go well with each other, resulting in a quilt that is eye catching and attractive.
Like many experienced quilters, you can begin by selecting a handsome focal fabric, one that is quite appealing and interesting. Then you can pick and choose the hues within the scheme that are particularly attractive to you and select other fabrics with colour tones and shades that are complementary or flattering in their contrast to the tones of the focus fabric.
You can also incorporate some fabrics which are not new but which carry certain sentimental value. Repurposing such fabrics add to the value of the finished quilt because of the emotional content it now has. If you do this, make sure that the fabrics from home that you opt to incorporate are not too worn so that your new quilt will still be durable and last long.
Quilting will require you to look for new fabrics which are beautiful and sturdy – and intended for use in quilting. Many quilters in the UK show a strong bias toward getting quilting fabrics from online stores. The process is simple and convenient. All you have to do is log on to the many online stores that offer quilting fabric, look at the cloth, styles, and patterns which are available, compare rates with other online stores, and place your order. In no time at all, you will have the quilting fabrics you need to start your project.