Before you start quilting, the most important thing you should do is to choose the right quilting material. Choosing the quilting material is the essential step because the material is the fundamental of your whole project. If you are a skilled quilter, then this is easy for you but in case you are new to quilting, then the following factors should be considered when you choose the fabric.
Colour: in most cases you will be confused by this step as there are thousands of fabric colours available. A simple tip is to begin with the colour you like. This will give you a good start and after you know how it works, you can try to combine a few other fabrics that are lighter or darker but have the same shade. Although this is just a monochromatic quilt, but it is a good practise. You can try to create multi-coloured quilts once you know the principle to fit them together.
Type: there are various types of quilts, like polyester, flannel and cotton, etc. I personally use cotton for all my quilts as it is very soft and durable. It is a great material to work with and the colour doesn’t bleed like other quilting materials. This makes the quilt made with cotton can be used for a considerably long period. Although cotton is used widely for making quilts, you can use other types of materials as well. For example, if you want to make quilts for your children, then flannel is a very good option.
Style: every one has his favourite style and you can choose your own style from thousands of styles. If you think you are creative, you can even design your own style. No matter what kind of style you want, you can always find it. And after you get your style, you can choose patterns to fit it easily. There are unlimited patterns that you can choose, like followers, sports and animals, etc. This is a very good way to express your personality.
Quilting is a great hobby and once you become a professional quilter, you can even sell your quilts to gain some money. This is a very popular business model and you can achieve your success as well. Just learn, practise and improve and finally you will be able to make high quality quilts.