6 sewing projects you can make with quilting cotton

Published on 12 April 2021 2 min read

Quilted cotton fabric

Quilting cotton fabric is a fantastic choice for beginner sewers, available in oodles of beautiful colours and prints. This medium weight cotton fabric boasts a robust texture that's not only fantastic for quilting but also stylish sewing garments that pack plenty of punch. We've rounded up our 6 top sewing patterns you can make with quilting cotton!

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What is quilting cotton?

Quilting cotton is a plain weave fabric that's made from 100% cotton. Usually, quilting cotton comes in approx 44 inches wide, so depending on your project, you may need some extra fabric. Originally created to make quilts, bags and other accessories, its thickness and full body texture is also wonderful for some clothing projects.

Why is quilting cotton great for beginners?

Thanks to its sturdy (slightly stiff) texture, quilting cotton doesn't slide around too much, which is perfect for those new to sewing. It's better suited to crisp and simple projects, as it holds its shape beautifully.

McCall's Misses' Skirt Sew Over It Rosie Dress

What can I use quilting cotton for?

Not only is quilted fabric wonderful for homeware and snazzy accessories, quilting cotton is a top choice for more structured apparel. If your looking for stylish A-line skirts or structured more full body silhouettes - quilting cotton might be the best fit for your project!

If you're on the search for soft light fabric which drapes with more fluidity, then apparel cotton or a softer fabric might be better suited. Quilting cotton is not stretchy and has very little give, which makes it less yielding for long sleeves. Don't forget to check the recommended fabric on your pattern for best results!

6 projects to make with quilted cotton

1. Sew Over It Elsie dress

Sew Over It Elsie Dress - Downloadable PDF, Size UK 8-20
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Sew Over It Elsie Dress - Downloadable PDF, Size UK 8-20

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2. McCall's Misses' skirt

McCall's Misses' Skirts and Petticoat M6706 - Sewing Pattern
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McCall's Misses' Skirts and Petticoat M6706 - Sewing Pattern

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3. Sew Over It Rosie Dress

Sew Over It Rosie Dress - Downloadable PDF, Size UK 8-20
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Sew Over It Rosie Dress - Downloadable PDF, Size UK 8-20

By Sew Over It

4. McCall's Misses' Skirt

McCall's Misses' Skirts and Belt M6993 - Sewing Pattern
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McCall's Misses' Skirts and Belt M6993 - Sewing Pattern

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5. Megan Nielsen Matilda Dress

Megan Nielsen Matilda Dress MN2005 - Sewing Pattern
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Megan Nielsen Matilda Dress MN2005 - Sewing Pattern

By Megan Nielsen

6. McCall's Misses' Top

McCall's Misses' Tops M7902 - Sewing Pattern
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McCall's Misses' Tops M7902 - Sewing Pattern

By McCall's

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