What is Quilting Cotton and Can I Use it to Make Clothing? How to Use Quilting Cotton for Clothing

What is Quilting Cotton and Can I Use it to Make Clothing? How to Use Quilting Cotton for Clothing

Learn all about what and how to use quilting cotton for clothing. It’s a commonly found plain weave fabric that is different than apparel cotton.
Can you use quilting cotton to make clothing? What is the difference between quilting cotton and apparel cotton? Are there sewing patterns that are made for quilting cotton? We are going to dive into all of these questions and learn all about quilting cotton.

All About Quilting Cotton

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15 Comments

  1. Shannon R on July 21, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    What is an a-pattern?



  2. Karen Nation on July 21, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    I found the most gorgeous fabric online for my drapes but it is quilting cotton! Will that work for fancy drapes?



  3. Corpsehandler on July 21, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    hey former sewist newbies, you know what all that quilting cotton you bought before you understood fabric types is good for if you balk at having a wardrobe look "homemade"? bed linens.

    but for real, tho, try a structured shirt or two. maybe look to vintage clothing patterns, you’ll find more structured garments from that era.



  4. Vools on July 21, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    Hi from Sydney, Australia! New subscriber. I’m an absolute beginner at sewing. This video is informative and succinct. Wonderful! 🙂



  5. Amanda Renshaw on July 21, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    When I first started out making clothes I wasn’t experienced enough to know about fabric types and bought some quilting cotton to make a dress. It was the Gatherkit Mortmain dress. It turned out so well, and I still wear it. The dress has pleats, and a fitted bodice so the quilting cotton worked nicely.



  6. Sarah Worsham on July 21, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    How do you know what youre getting if buying secondhand and it says "cotton woven"?



  7. Sewesme on July 21, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    The best review ever!!!!!



  8. Argos on July 21, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    This video made me so happy! I want to make more button up shirts and I love quilting cotton prints and was hoping the two would go together.



  9. FRAN2639 on July 21, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    This was very informative. Answered many questions I had and gives me a list of other uses. Since I purchased for pajama pants for someone in the family, I was worried that it wouldn’t work but it sounds like it would be OK. I then went and bought some softer apparel cotton and making the same pants so either way both can be used and I’ll see if there is any issue but it appears many uses other than quilting are handy. Great information.



  10. Carolyn Coppola on July 21, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    Thank you so much for this video! I’m a beginner and I’m obsessed with quilting cotton. My newest adventure is sewing tank/sleeveless tops. My only issue with the drape is I have a large bust so definitely need darts. But I always get uncomfortable and insecure in my sewing. So – I’m gonna just give it a go! Thanks so much fir the knowledge shared! God bless you!



  11. Rainey Day on July 21, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Start at 6:00 for main info.



  12. k3of5ks on July 21, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Great info Heather. Your blouse is adorable. Thanks for sharing.



  13. Alyssa Froman on July 21, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Thank you so much! I accidently bought quilting fabric for a dress and can’t justify buying more fabric. You’ve answered all of my questions!



  14. p howard on July 21, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Thanks for this information. I use it to make my granddaughter clothes.



  15. Shelly Johnson on July 21, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Thank you! I’m just starting to sew and I’ve bought mostly quilting cotton. I thought I was going to be in trouble but with your knowledge I’m not. Thank you so much! I’m a little less scared to use my stash. I’m always making a muslin first though 😉