The best fabrics for handmade baby quilts are the ones that make those baby quilts irresistible, soft, and just perfect for the newborn.
- The question in your mind as you push the shopping cart up and down the crowded aisles of your favorite quilt shop is how to decide on the right coordinating fabric for the new baby quilt? You have to decide how to choose fabrics that will make the baby quilt adorable but durable.
- Amazingly, your fabric cart might stop in front of adorable and colorful baby fabrics. The pastel cotton prints seem to jump right off the shelf and into your cart. Ideas for baby quilts seem to flood your mind. Fabrics of 100 percent cotton in stripes, polka dots in endless shades of color will become irresistible handmade baby quilts or receiving blankets that are SEW soft, smooth, and stretchy.2. Next, you spot the wide assortment of synthetic knits. Once you feel them, you will put these ultra-soft fabrics into your cart for the next baby quilts. You envision a variety of patterns that would be perfect with each of the yardages you have just selected. SEW much fabric is always available and SEW little time!
- Another popular fabric that is used in baby quilts is 100 percent cotton flannel. Instead of hiding the seams, a popular pattern is the rag edged type quilt. In this pattern the seams are exposed and with each washing the seams fray making a decorative edging that is soft and cuddly for baby quilts.
- Another version of the cotton flannel quilts is to use the baby flannel and add the minky fabric for yet another soft to the touch baby quilt. This fabric, which is perfect for baby quilts, resembles the real mink in touch and has a soft short pile that is as soft as cashmere. When mixed with the 100% cotton baby flannel in baby quilts the look and feel adds extra softness.