What are Quilts Made of

Fabrics used to make a quilt.

Quilts are a great way to decorate your home and add elegance to your life. In our daily lives, we use quilts for a variety of purposes. We sometimes use it as a bedcover, couch throw, table runner, artwork, or gift it to people as a symbol of our love and affection.

But do we know what quilts are made of? If not, you may wish to continue reading.

Materials used to make a quilt

Before we get started, I want to clarify that there are two types of quilts – handmade quilts and commercial quilts (which you can purchase online or at stores).

Handmade quilts are mostly made of cotton since it is easier to sew patterns on cotton and can withstand many washes. Meanwhile, commercial quilts are made of cotton, silk, velvet, tulle, polyester, microfiber, and other synthetic materials.

There are also various other types of fabrics that are used for quilting, such as linen, flannel, muslin, and so on.


Even though quilters have a variety of fabrics to choose from, cotton is the fabric that most quilters prefer. However, that’s not the case with commercial quilts as they are made using a variety of fabrics, not just cotton.

Quilts made from cotton will please you enough if you are a lover of handmade products. However, if you are purchasing a quilt online or from a live store, you will find a wide variety of quilt collections made using different types of fabrics.


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