Why fabric quality matters

Hello fellow sewing and quilting enthusiasts!

When it comes to quilting, choosing the right fabric is crucial for achieving a beautiful, long-lasting quilt. And one of the most popular fabrics for quilting is cotton.

But not all cotton fabrics are created equal. In fact, there are different qualities of quilting cotton that you should be aware of before starting your next project.

Emergence Quilt Kit

First, let’s talk about the thread count. The thread count refers to the number of threads woven into one square inch of fabric. Generally, the higher the thread count, the softer and smoother the fabric will feel. Look for quilting cotton with a thread count of at least 200 for the best quality, such as Art Gallery Fabrics Art Gallery Fabrics – leading manufacturer of modern fabrics.

Another important factor to consider is the weight of the fabric. Quilting cotton comes in different weights, ranging from lightweight to heavyweight. Lightweight cotton is great for summer quilts or as a lining, while heavyweight cotton is ideal for winter quilts or projects that require more structure.

The quality of the dye used in the fabric is also important. Look for fabrics that are colorfast, meaning the dye won’t bleed or fade when washed. This will ensure that your quilt stays vibrant and beautiful for years to come.

Lastly, consider the print of the fabric. Quilting cotton comes in a variety of prints, from small florals to bold geometrics. Choose a print that complements the design of your quilt and reflects your personal style.

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I carry a wide variety of high-quality quilting cottons that meet all of these criteria. From classic prints to modern designs, we have something for every quilter. And with my online store, you can shop from the comfort of your own home and have your fabric delivered right to your doorstep, how convenient is that :).

Click on the following link, this will take you straight to my online store: Online Fabric Store Australia | Fabric Store Near Me – Twoinstitches.com

So next time you’re in the market for quilting cotton, remember to consider the thread count, weight, dye quality, and print. In future blog posts I will go into more detail for each of these characteristics, until then….

Happy quilting!

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