Asked on Oct 2, 2017

What is a good source for quilting material?

Carol ThompsoNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CAEmily


6 answers
  • Dfm
    on Oct 2, 2017

    material to make the top, the material for the middle- the batting, the material for the backing? fabric stores have all of the above. if you sew various clothing type items, keep your scraps for a future quilt. when you go to make your quilt...try to keep the material used the same "heft" or weight. ie don't stitch a hanky to a piece of denim. mom and i have uses denim jeans cut to a certain size block for a couple of quilts. a thinner batting and a flannel sheet for a backing.
  • Klo22582948
    on Oct 2, 2017

    A local quilt shop. Or if there isn't one nearby, on-line.
  • Clyde Small
    on Oct 2, 2017

    If you're wanting to make a quilt the way our grandmother's made quilts, start saving garments which have outlived "wearing quality". I have also purchased garments from thrift stores, taken them apart, salvaging the
    useful parts. They have to be washed and dried before using, and cut into
    squares or rectangles depending on your desired pattern. Quilt making is
    still very much in vogue, and probably always will be. It's one of the "lady crafts" that so many women cherish. Julia
  • Emily
    on Oct 2, 2017

    WE have a wonderful salvage and surplus store in Maine. Marden's. Some of the stores sell fabric. Great prices on everything!
  • Carol Thompso
    on Oct 3, 2017

     I go to a custom drapery sales store. They always have scraps and even outdated fabric sample books. They appreciate me 'cleaning house' for them of all their scraps put into huge piles and their outdated fabric books. I get enough in one visit to make more quilts than I care to mention.
    Check out a few in your own town. I'll bet they will be happy to get rid of their scraps and books. AND IT'S ALL FREE!
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