Quilting Material: What Goes Into the Making Of a Quilt

scrappy-geese quilt blockOne reason why quilting has become so popular is that it does not need any specific quilting material. Hence, it is easy for beginners to take this wonderful hobby up as a whim. It is another story that once they try their hand at it, and hold their first quilt in their hands, they are hooked on it forever.

The Traditional quilting Material

#1 When it started in the USA, it started with scraps of fabric, which was usually discarded by different tailoring houses.

The favorite among all the fabrics, owing mostly to their non-slippery texture, was the calico and broadcloth. However, other fabrics were used as quilting material as per availability.

These were the ‘raw material.’ These became quilting material when they were carefully matched with the other pieces available to create a picture of symmetry or asymmetry using light and dark colors, and different prints.

Most of the quilt masters were actually scavengers when it came to obtaining the quilting material required for their quilts.

They were forever watchful for any piece of cloth that is scrapped following the stitching of a dress, or a coat, or drapes, or upholstery, and so on.

They used to hoard such scraps carefully and when they thought they got enough they would go and make a quilt out of it.

#2 It is fascinating to see scraps being turned into a majestically beautiful work of art, and work of art it is. Not all the people who love to make quilts can actually make it.

It takes a great artistic eye, besides the immense patience to sit and match each one of the pieces just as you would a large jigsaw puzzle, to put together a well-orchestrated quilt. For this, you require a great deal of talent besides the workmanship to stitch it together flawlessly.

#3 The best quilting material even today, comes from scraps collected from various sources. Of course, many do not wait till they get sufficient scraps to start making a quilt; rather buy the cloth that they think they would need.

However, there is much higher satisfaction in making a pure-scrap cloth quilt.

#4 Do not be surprised then, if you find your quilt-making friend asking you for scraps of cloth, or finding him at the local tailor taking the remnant cloth pieces that result from making different ready-made garments.

They are not cutting corners, as I once thought (before I really knew about quilting methods), they are procuring quilting material.

Beautiful Design To Fall In Love With Autumn Quilt

Quilting is always special. It becomes more special when you change your quilting theme season wise. Here are some ideas of the autumn quilt for you. Hope you will enjoy it.


Warm tanned browns, along with dull blue and reddish color develop a warm and comfortable quilt with which you will appreciate snuggling. This beauty of the size of a lap is normally perfect for cold nights.

Quilted Harvest

It will also be lovely in other color designs. Play with the color until you discover the ideal combination for you. A multitude of fabrics gives it an attractive ungainly appearance.

Your bedspread is wonderfully simple to make, too. In fact, you may find yourself doing several.

It will not be difficult to create the size of the bed with the addition of more blocks. Care should be taken to carefully keep the red blocks on the outer edges to make an edge.


Maple leaf cup mats are ideal for fall or to make sure they are in shade for use throughout the year. The developer chose intricately patterned prints in autumnal shades that will not show smudges conveniently. It is possible that you currently have something in your hiding place that works just as well.THE LEAF CUP

These are small enough to provide them with coasters and you will be lovely scattered on a desktop-looking. You can increase or decrease the size if you want while printing the pattern.

He leaves, it’s easy to do and can go fast. Also, there is no obligation to deal with that. The biggest challenge, after choosing the fabrics, could be to change them and discover the factors. It is not difficult, but it takes time to achieve a good finish.

The design originally appeared in Quilting Panel.



Vibrant leaves and birds take the intermediate stage in this beautiful desk corridor. A little extravagance adorns the appearance with the inclusion of beautiful birds in their scarves and hats.

Select a beautiful mix of remnants of your own stash and delight by putting this charming corridor collectively. The fusible wall lamp helps you to be a simple project.

The finished runner is 12 1/2 “x 53”.

A matching wall cover can be available. The turnstiles increase the amount of a block and increase its capricious nature. It will be charming in a wall or door structure or give it as an opening gift of the fall house. It can be obtained as a design and as a kit (while supplies last).



Traditional Bear Paw blocks in rustic colors are beautifully combined in this wonderful quilt. A huge block in the guts is surrounded by smaller blocks for an excellent turn in a traditional quilt design.

The coordinated strips and edges unify the bedspread and offer interest. Whether you move with muted colors as shown here or select your own mix of colors, you will surely like the results.BEAR PAWS QUILT

The finished quilt, created by Julie Weaver, is definitely 52 “x 52”. Use it as a quilt, hang on a wall structure or cover on a desk. However, it will be a beautiful accent, you choose to enjoy it.


A series of pictures in vintage tones shine against a dark background. This impressive quilt can keep you warm as the temperature drops, and you’ll be especially cozy if you choose flannels.COZY MATURE OF PUMPKIN AND SPICES

Large blocks are manufactured from nine patches. The splice of the strip makes them move quickly. Although it seems that there are many stitches, you will have recovered this faster than you think.

Imagine for a minute how beautiful this quilt will keep other colors. A rich and deep armada can replace black. Or look at a dark brown or brown.

You can also take it on another path altogether and go with Christmas quilts or spring cakes.