|A beautiful fat quarter bundle from fabricmade on Etsy|
Happy Monday! At first I thought quilting cotton is self explanatory but not every sewist knows what it is. So we are starting off the week nice and easy. Quilting cotton is a cotton woven in a light to medium weight that is a plain, tight weave and usually a bit stiff. You won't find quilting cotton in a school textile book but you will find it in the books available to the public. What's my point? It's really not a technical term but you should know it. It creases nicely when you iron it. It washes well and holds up over time. It is heavier than a lawn or voile. Since it is a bit stiff, not stiff like canvas, it isn't great for clothing although you certainly can use it for clothing. It can be used for placemats, napkins and totes.
|Cloth napkins from my etsy shop|
Pros for the quilting cotton? There is moderate shrinkage and it is easy to sew with. I always have my beginner students use quilting cotton for their projects. And there is so much to choose from!