Last Updated on August 30, 2023 by Shariful Alam
If you can’t find an excellent muslin quilt in the market, you better make your own. How to make muslin quilts? You can do it on your own by following specific rules and guidelines.
Making a quilt out of muslin is not so difficult. We are the Muslin Dhaka team. Using our 27 years of cumulative experience in muslin marketing, we make guidelines and reviews for our readers.
I personally studied quilting both online and offline. I then, tried to make muslin quilts using my sewing machine and other equipment. Now, I can make muslin quilts for my family quickly. If a person like me can do this, you can easily make an excellent muslin quilt.
I give a step-by-step easy guide how to make muslin quilts at home in this article. After finishing here, a DIY muslin quilt would be a matter of time for you.
So, let’s get started.
What Do You Need for Muslin Quilt Making?
First, you need to collect some accessories and tools to make a muslin quilt on your own. Arrange them accordingly to save time.
These are the things you need to make a DIY quilt:
- Two muslin fabric sheets for the bottom and top layers.
- Batting or wading sheet
- Sewing machine
- Pins and needles
- Double-fold bias tape
How to Make Muslin Quilts? DIY
Step 1: Preparing the fabrics
Start by ironing the muslin fabrics separately. It is to ensure the sheets become plain and don’t make any mess while sewing them.
Step 2: Carefully place the fabrics one by one
Place the muslin fabric on the floor first as the bottom layer. Stretch it properly so that it won’t get wrinkled.
Then, place the patty of the burger, I mean the batting sheet. Stretch it also to avoid wrinkling.
And finally, place the remaining muslin sheet that will be the outer design.
Step 3: Bring the fabrics in a proper shape
Now, use some pins to hold all three layers together. 8-12 small quilting pins would be enough.
When the pins hold the fabrics properly, use a scissor to cut corners and extend parts from the layers.
You can give either square or rectangular shapes to the layers. You can understand the cutting has gone correctly when you won’t see any extra part of the batting or bottom muslin.
Step 4: Start sewing from the middle
At this stage, carefully pick the unstitched quilt and place any top in front of the sewing machine.
Start sewing from the center to make a straight line (width to width or length to length) that divides the quilt into two.
While doing so, make sure all the quilting pins are holding the rest of the area properly and no pin is in the way of the sewing line.
Then, make 2-3 more parallel lines at each side of the first line using the same technique.
Step 5: Again, make sure the borders are accurate
Place your quilt on a plain surface for the second time and see if there’s any extra or uneven area preset. Take your scissors and cut them off the quilt.
Again, use the pins to hold the areas near the borders.
After that, start sewing overlock near the borders following a string line. Don’t forget to remove the pins one by one when the border areas are getting sewed and locked.
Step 6: Attach the borders to finish things off
Finally, wrap up the things by attaching borders. As borders, I prefer you use double fold fabric bias tape.
Take the tape and open up the folds. Place any corner of the tape following the quilt border.
Sew that corner in a way that when you fold back the tape, it goes to the other end of the quilt, and both border corners reach the center of the tape.
After attaching one corner, cut off the area out of the overlock line from the quilt.
Fold the tape as it was before. The other half of the tape would fold to the quilt’s other side. Retake the quilting pins to lock the tapes and start sewing that other side.
That’s it! Your quilt is now ready.
Note: If you want, you can use multiple layers of fabric for making the quilt. Also, it’s better to purchase longer tapes. Otherwise, you have to join tiny tapes to make one long border.
5 Best Muslin Fabrics to Make Quilts
You will get a lot of muslin fabric available for quilting. 100 percent cotton muslin, bamboo muslin, viscose, and other types are available nowadays. Among them, we’ve chosen only 5 to save you time and effort. Please make your own quilt with this, and thank us Later.
- 5 Yard Muslin Fabric
- AK TRADING 60″ Wide Natural Muslin
- Kaufman American Made Muslin
- Mybecca White 100% Cotton Muslin Fabric
Making a muslin quilt is too easy to perform if you know the right way to do so.
Just ensure you have all the equipment in your hand and start the process as mentioned above.
If you don’t understand any part of the guide, go through it again. Or, you can reach out to us anytime.
To buy the right muslin quilts, read our blog : best muslin quilt.
Shariful Alam Pavel, A fashion lover, passionate marketer. Love to share wisdom based on real life experience to enrich knowledge.
Founder of Muslin Dhaka, a brand, speaks the truth about royal muslin and fashion. Explore the digital fashion universe with organic cotton muslin and much more!