This is a sewing tutorial on how to make quilted fabric. Quilted fabric is great for kitchen accessories (hotpads, ovenmitts) or for making purses or wallets. You can buy quilted fabric directly from the store but then you’re limited to just that pattern selection. Use this tutorial to make your own out of any fabric!
Collect your materials:
- Fabric: Main and Backing
- Ruler (clear works the best)
- Marking pen, pencil or chalk
- Safety Pins
Using your ruler, first draw a set of lines at a 45 degree angle from the corner of your main fabric, on the right side of the fabric. I spaced mine about 1” apart, but look at your batting to see the recommended width between quilting. Then draw perpendicular lines to your first set, with the same width spacing.
Next, layer your fabric and batting to make a quilt sandwich. The backing fabric goes on the bottom (right side down), then the batting, and the main fabric on top, right side up. You should be able to see the lines you just drew on your top fabric. Pin all layers together with safety pins.
Stitch along one set of lines, using a slightly longer stitch length (3mm or setting 3) to reduce any puckering.
Next, stitch along your second set of lines, perpendicular to the first, creating a diamond pattern.
You’re all done! Cut out your pattern pieces from the quilted fabric and you’re ready to make your quilted items.