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Different Fabric and Thread Types for Beautiful Quilts

By Rocky Delafontaine Subscribe to RSS | April 3rd 2012 | Views:
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People all over the world make quilts using different techniques, and nowhere is quilt making more popular than in North America. Styles mainly depend on quilting trends in every region, but quilt makers also add their personal touches.

Quilts consist of two or fabric layers. The patchwork on the outermost layer is typically sewn with various fabrics to provide an artful dash of color and design. Modern quilts have embroidered fabrics, and some quilts even introduce Asian fabrics like the batik for a more interesting contrast.

Some quilts are made of muslin, a Southwestern Asian cotton fabric made popular in Europe during the seventeenth century. This comfortable fabric has a loose weaving and a very soft feel, making it excellent for garments as well. It is also a fine insulating material for quilts.

Flannel is a fabric that can be made from wool, cotton, or synthetic fiber; some modern flannel fabrics combine silk with cotton. Originally from Wales, flannel is a twill- or plain-woven fabric that is also very warm and comfortable. Both flannel and muslin can be used on the quilt's blanket layers and the patchwork.

Batik is perhaps a notable modern quilting material due to its elaborate and interesting pattern designs. The word is derived from the Javanese word meaning "dot," and the many dots on a batik fabric can be executed in various intricate patterns. Symmetric abstract figures, floral or animal patterns, and portraits of people are common batik quilt decorations.

Quilt making involves a lot of sewing, so it is essential to have good, strong threads on hand. You’ll find at lot of these at most quilt shops Arnprior and District Quilters’ Guild members patronize, especially when searching for materials for their Mystery quilt challenges. A mako thread is made from cotton and is as strong as it is thin. People who do not like to see the threadwork showing on their quilts normally prefer this fine, firm thread that comes in many colors.

Also found in quilt shops Ottawa quilt-making enthusiasts visit, wool thread is a thicker thread made from animal hairs. It is reasonably stronger than cotton albeit a little expensive. Some quilt-makers also prefer synthetic alternatives made of polyester blends.

Quilt-making enthusiasts would be happy to find quilt shops Ottawa residents visit that offer excellent materials. The search for fabrics and threads can be as exciting as making the quilt is relaxing and challenging. For more information on quilts, visit sites like ThreadsOfConversation.BlogSpot.com and Aurifil.com.

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