Quilt Fabrics and Quilt Batts

While older quilts were often made with the fabrics and materials at hand, the majority of contemporary quiltmakers choose 100% cotton fabrics for their quilts, generally fabrics manufactured specifically for quilting. Manufactured quilt fabrics are most often 42-45 inches wide with an average thread count between 68 to 78 threads per inch.

Also available are hand-dyed and hand-marbled fabrics to provide exquisite color and texture to a project, as well as hand-dyed wool for a "folk art" feel.

Quilt batts, the "filler" in a quilt, come in a range of sizes from crib to king, and materials from 100% cotton, cotton-polyester blends or 100% polyester, to silk or wool.

Hand-Dyed Wool in 37 colors from Sue Spargo and Wendy Morris. Also, a monthly selection of hand-dyed wool plaid.
Earthworks Hand-Dyed Wool
He Loves Me Collection
A lovely collection of 100% cotton daisy fabrics in blue, yellow, red and green color ways. By Jackie Robinson for Maywood Studio.
He Loves Me fabric from Maywood Studio
Marble-T Design
Incredible hand-marbled fabrics from Dean and Linda Moran. 100% cotton, silks, satins, Ultrasuede® and more. Commissioned work available, as well as art quilts.
Hand Marbled Fabric from Marble-T Design
Bubblegum Basics
Barbara Jones' line of fabric for Henry Glass & Company -- cheerful and colorful!