On a cold winter morning, snuggling under your cozy quilt seems to be the perfect way to relax. If the quilt is a handmade one, all the more better! Making a quilt is fun activity that can keep you happily involved for a considerable amount of time. It not only keeps you busy, but also makes you end up with something that you can pass on from generation to generation. A homemade quilt also makes an excellent gift for your loved ones. In case you are looking for some tips for making a quilt at home, make use of the ones provided in the following lines.
How to Make a Quilt
- Quilting Pattern
- Batting Material (Filler)
- Backing Material (For Underside)
- Sewing Machine/ Needle and Thread
- First of all, you will be required to decide on a quilting pattern. For the purpose, you can either browse the internet or checking out the various home stores in the market.
- While deciding on the fabric that you will be picking for the quilt, make sure to choose the one that has minimal chances of shrinking or fading.
- The next thing that you will be required to purchase is batting i.e. the filler of the quilt. Remember that the thicker and loftier the batting, the warmer will be the quilt.
- Now is the time for buying the backing material that makes up the underside of a quilt. Always make sure that the backing material is 3 to 4 inches larger than the size of your quilt.
- Cut out the blocks for your quilt, following the instructions provided in the pattern that you have taken from internet or bought from the market.
- Sew the blocks together, so as to form long strips of the same size. Always make sure to give ¼ inch seam allowance while sewing.
- After you have made strips using all the blocks, it is the time to sew the strips together. This step will result in forming the body of your quilt.
- Spread out the top of the quilt, which you have made from the strips, face down.
- On top of this, place the batting material and follow it with the backing material, placed the topmost.
- With the help of sewing machine, sew together all the sides of the quilt, while making sure to smooth out the wrinkles.
- Now, it is the time for the actual quilting process. Thread a needle with thread of either the same color as the quilt or a contrasting one.
- Make sure to start from the middle of the quilt and work your way out, trying to use small, even stitches.
- Hem the sides of the quilt and it is ready to be used!