Return to the Quilting Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Quilted Fabric

Posted by stitcheasy2003 (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 1, 11 at 21:14

Hello
Please tell me how you make "pre-quilted" fabric? (quilted fabric)or if you know of a very good web site that tells you how to do it.
Thank you B.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Quilted Fabric

I've seen it in fabric stores for purchase... is that what you are thinking of?

Kate


 o
RE: Quilted Fabric

If I were to make it I would mark a grid on the top fabric with a rule and sandwich the layers and quilt the grid. Then I would use according to the pattern. I would sandwich as I would a larger quilt. Jayne


 o
RE: Quilted Fabric

Jayne is right....just layer your backing, batting, and top fabric together....use pins or basting to hold together, mark grid lines and quilt or do free motion. Be sure to make this sandwich bigger than you will need for your item...it does shrink a bit with quilting. I do this for totes, handbags, and casserole cozies. This way I get the quilted fabric I want instead of what's available in the stores and usually for much less cost. Depending on what you are making, I sometimes use muslin for the backing, especially if it won't show and the item won't be machine washed.
Just curious, what are you making?
Murphy


 o
RE: Quilted Fabric

Hello
I am making oven mitts. I am wondering if I should quilt them. For what reason to quilt them? I have seen sites that quilt them and ones that say optional. What do you think? Thank you B.


 o
RE: Quilted Fabric

Oven mitts get washed frequently. The quilting will make sure the batting stays where you want it. You don't want to grab a pot from a 400° oven and find out the batting isn't there!

Why not use Insulbright or one of the pre-quilted thermal products instead? You could still put whatever fabric you want on the outside, but you would have the assurance of having heat protection where it belongs.

Kate


 o
RE: Quilted Fabric

I made a purse recently that quilted the fabric, then cut and assembled the purse. I found a seam guide on the walking foot to be invaluable so I didn't have to draw a bunch on lines for the grid pattern. I'm currently working on a quilt for my grandmother that you quilt the squares and then applique on top of that. I again used the seam guide and it went very quick.

I also did some water bottle holders for Christmas presents and used the Insulbright at Kate referred to and again quilted the fabric. It works just like batting and goes very quick. I was able to buy it by the yard at Joann's and wasn't very expensive.


 o
RE: Quilted Fabric

Oven Mitts....OK I too say quilt to keep the batting in place. And I too would use Insulbrite as the only batting. A big tip: Keep the "shiny" side of the Insulbrite toward the palm of the mitt. The shiny side reflects heat back to itself. I won't tell you how I know this, if you won't ask....lol I made insulated casserole cozies for Christmas and used the insulbrite....I quilted them to keep the insulbrite in place and because I think it just looks better quilted....MHO
Murphy


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Quilting Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here