What is Pre Quilted Padded Fabric and How to Use It
What is pre quilted padded fabric and how to use it?
Pre-quilted fabric is simply two layers of fabric with a layer of wadding, wool, or fleece sandwiched in the centre.
Find our quilted fabric online at www.higgsandhiggs.com
A quilting machine stitches these layers together by sewing all over at regular intervals, usually in a diamond or parallel line design.
Many of the new designs now use more intricate stitching designs like circles and herringbone zigzag.
Types of Pre-Quilted Padded Fabric
At Higgs and Higgs, we specialise in quality pre quilted fabrics for home interiors, fashion, dressmaking, and crafts.
You can find pre quilted fabric one-sided which has a lining fabric on one side, and reversible by making it double-sided with coordinating designs on each side.
Quilted Sala shown above.
Quilted Odisha shown above
There are a huge variety of fabrics that can be use for quilting. To begin with one of our favourites is printed cotton with many beautiful designs to choose from.
Quilted Jersey is also a favourites, soft and cosy, and easy to sew. Over 20 colours in stock.
We also stock quilted double gauze in plain and printed designs in addition to our other lovely fabrics.
Hi tech padded fabrics are also now available to the home sewer – ideal for sports wear and country pursuits.
What are the uses of quilted fabrics?
The uses of quilted fabric are many and varied.
Quilted jackets for adults and children are very popular, easy to sew, look fabulous and will keep you warm.
How about a quilted corduroy mini skirt?
Quilted fabrics make home interior projects like headboards, cushions and lap quilts easy and longer lasting.
Don’t forget nursery and baby items – soft and warm – quilted fabric is perfect.
Advantages of quilted fabric
Thanks to its double thickness padded fabric is warm, insulating and heat retentive.
Easy to sew with little fraying.
What’s more it is easy to launder with no ironing and little or no shrinkage.
Wind resistant too.
How to sew quilted fabric
Firstly double sided pre quilted fabric does not need lining – yeah
Why not make your jacket or gilet reversible by using flat felled or run and felled seams.
No need for hems or facings just use bias binding to trim edges.
Bindings can be ready-made, home made, matching or contrasting. Why not use and extra wide binding for a striking effect.
If you are new to bias making try one of our Clover Bias Binding Makers and add a new skill to your sewing repertoire.
Patterns for quilted fabrics from Fibre Mood