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Here are some ideas for using quilting cotton for home decor projects.

Looking to create some accent pieces for a room in your home? Quilting cotton is a great option for small home décor projects as the fabric is lighter than a drapery weight (which also makes it easier to sew), the prints are smaller scale and it is also available in a wider range of colours and prints.

Simple Curtains

Simple curtains work great in areas such as a baby or child's room, over cupboards or shelves, or even to close off a section of a room. If you are looking to make a curtain that will be opened and closed a lot you may want to make a pleated curtain that can be hung on rings or use grommets. If the curtain will mainly stay closed you can simply create a rod pocket at the top.

Extra tip: If you plan to make a curtain that will go over a window, line it with drapery lining. It will help keep the cotton print from fading.

Throw Pillows

Throw pillows are a great way to tie a whole room together. Throw pillows can be made into different shapes including rectangular (bolster), round and square. You can also look at a variety of trim options such as piping, ribbons and appliques to decorate the pillow.


A tablerunner made out of quilting cotton is a great way to liven up your dining room or coffee table while still being washable. If you find the quilting cotton too lightweight, look for products such as fusible fleece, insulite or iron-on interfacing which are sewn or ironed onto the back of your fabric to give some thickness and/or stability to your fabric. If you would like to have a multipurpose tablerunner, line it with a different fabric on the back to create a double-sided runner.


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