Hi everyone! I'm Jann from Newton Custom Interiors. A few weeks ago, I shared here on So Sew Easy, a tutorial about how to sew a quilted tablet cover with zippered pocket. In the tutorial, I explained that I couldn't find reversible quilted fabric in my local fabric stores that I liked, so I decided to make my own. There were some questions about how I made it, so today I'm going to be explaining how to make your own reversible quilted fabric.
Reversible quilted fabric is two fabrics that have a layer of batting between them, and then they are quilted together.
This kind of fabric is great for bags, like my tablet cover, because you can have two fabrics – one for the outside and one for the inside of the bag, and the quilting keeps all of the layers from shifting.
Deby has also made some oven mitts using this method. Aren't they cute? I love the fabrics.
How To Make Reversible Quilted Fabric
2 different fabrics
Thread to match fabrics
I've made a video showing how I make the reversible quilted fabric and have also written out the instructions below.
- Cut out both fabrics bigger than your finished project – there will be some shrinkage of the fabrics during the quilting process.
- Cut out batting the same size as your fabrics.
- Mark your quilting lines using a disappearing fabric marker on the right side of one of the fabrics. You could also use the width of your sewing machine foot as a guide for making your stitch lines.
- Pin all three layers together so that they won't shift during the quilting process.
- Starting in the center of the fabric, sew your first quilting line.
- Sew all of the lines from the center out on both sides of the centerline.
- Turn fabric opposite direction and repeat steps 5 and 6.
Your fabrics are now quilted, and you can use them to sew some great projects!
Here's another fun project that I've made using this quilting method – a reversible placemat.