Hi everyone! I'm Jann from Newton Custom Interiors. A few weeks ago, I shared here on Deby‘s site, 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.
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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 center line.
- 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 place mat.