Beginning Quilt-a-long Week 2 – Choosing Fabric

This is post 2 in a 10-part Beginning Quilting Series. For most quilting projects I use 100% Cotton. ¬†Occasionally I will use vintage sheets or something else that is a cotton/poly blend. ¬†Try not to mix fabrics as 100% Cottons and Blends will wash and wear differently. That said, if you are making something like a memory quilt out of old clothes or something similar where you are mixing a variety of fabric types it will probably be fine – just keep in mind that different types of fabric will wear differently over time. I generally do not pre-wash my fabric I like the sizing that is in the store-bought fabric because I feel like it makes it easier to accurately rotary cut. If you stick to high-quality 100% cotton quilting fabrics that come from the independent shops or the higher-end selection at JoAnn, Hancock, etc. you should not have a problem with colors bleeding, etc. If the fabric is older or lower-quality I would suggest prewashing before you start cutting. There is more information about washing finished quilts here. Probably one of the most intimidating parts of beginning a quilting project is choosing just the right fabric. Here are … Continue reading Beginning Quilt-a-long Week 2 – Choosing Fabric