Cotton Quilt: 5 Easy DIY Projects

Cotton is a versatile fabric that can be used for many different projects. In this article, we will show you 5 easy DIY cotton quilt projects that are perfect for beginners.

1: Quilted Pillows

Making quilted pillows is a great way to add some extra warmth and comfort to cotton quilts projects.

  • To make a quilted pillow, start by cutting your fabric into the desired shape. You can either use a piecing method or a free-motion stitch.
  • Next, you will need to sew your fabric together using a zigzag or straight stitch. Make sure that you backstitch at the beginning and end of each seam to ensure that your pillow stays together.
  • Finally, top off your quilted pillow with a layer of batting and you’re ready to go!

2: Throw Blankets

There are many ways to make throw blankets for cotton quilts projects.

Standard blanket stitch.

This stitch is worked over an existing row of stitches and pulls the new thread through the existing stitches. To do this, you will need to be familiar with basic blanket stitch instructions.

Crazy quilt pattern.

This pattern features alternating rows of squares and hexagons. You will need to print out the Crazy quilt pattern onto some heavy paper or cardstock before starting your project.

The Crazy quilt pattern includes instructions for making both a square and hexagon throw blanket from scratch.

3: Pillow Cases

There are many ways to make a quilted cotton pillowcase. Piecing method or free-motion stitch.

  • You will need to sew your fabric together using a zigzag or straight stitch. Make sure that you backstitch at the beginning and end of each seam to ensure that your pillow stays together.
  • Finally, top off your quilted pillow with a layer of batting and you’re ready to go!

4: Wrist Covers

Wrist covers are a type of cotton quilt project that uses fabric strips to cover the hands and wrists. This style of quilt is perfect for adding a touch of warmth to any room.

  1. Cut a piece of cotton fabric to fit the circumference of your wrist.
  2. Sew the fabric around the wrist opening, leaving a 1-inch border unsewn.
  3. Trim the excess fabric from the edges of the opening.
  4. Sew a hem on one edge of the opening.
  5. Turn the wrist cover right-side out and press the hem.
  6. Sew the opening closed with a zigzag stitch.
  7. Hang your wrist cover to dry.
  8. When you’re ready to use your wrist cover, just slip it on over your hand.

5. Quilt Assemblies

Quilt assemblies are cotton quilts that usually have an outer border and an inner border. The outer border is usually made of a different type of fabric than the inner border.

  1. Preheat your quilt frame according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Remove the batting from the quilt top and set it aside.
  3. Layer the quilt top, batting, and backing together in the order that they will be displayed on the finished quilt. Be sure to match up any seams on this assembly.
  4. Place the pieced quilt top on top of the batting and backing, aligning any edges and making sure that there are no folds or wrinkles in the fabric layers. Pin in place.
  5. Sew around all four sides of the quilt top using a zigzag or straight stitch, being careful not to go through any of the layers of fabric (you may want to try a small hole first just to be sure). Leave an opening for turning when you’re done sewing.
  6. Turn your quilt right-side out through this opening and press down firmly on all points where you’ve sewn together so that your seams are even and secure.
  7. Trim off any excess fabric around the edge of your quilt, being careful not to cut into your stitching (you can also serge or hem these edges if desired).
  8. Hand-wash your new quilt in warm water with gentle soap before putting it away for use!

Conclusion

These are 5 easy diy cotton quilt projects that are perfect for beginners. They are both stylish and practical.