What Do You Do With…Cotton Lawn?

In the world of cotton fabrics, there’s several different substrates (fiber compositions and weaving structures) to choose from, with a mid-weight woven as the most common for prints. While this substrate is good for making quilts, it can be fun to switch things up with something different– like cotton lawn!

Let’s talk about what makes lawn special, what projects work best with lawn, and then learn some tips about how to make sewing with lawn a breeze.

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Square in a Square Poolside Quilt

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As soon as we saw the new collaborative line from Cotton+Steel, Poolside, we knew it needed to be made into a simple quilt to show off the fun tropical inspired prints. Brenda picked a square in a square block, perfect for using the large-scale colorful palm trees, sunglasses, waves, and geometric prints.

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Which Batting is Best?

Your quilt top is done (hooray!) and it’s time to pick the middle layer for your quilt sandwich– batting! With so many options out there, choosing the right one for your quilt can be overwhelming. It’s great if you already have a favorite, but knowing how different batting weights and fibers affect the look and feel of the quilt can make a big difference in your next project.

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