Selection is a great thing, especially when it comes to the many different types of fabric available for quilting.
Voile, a lightweight woven fabric, is often used for clothing or furnishings. But this luscious fabric makes a great quilt as well. Tula Pink used voile from her new fabric line, Prince Charming, and made a quilt out of it. The finished result was a ultra-light, oh-so-soft quilt. If you were at the Spring quilt market, you may have seen it in her booth.
It was so much fun to quilt! If you are thinking about making a quilt out of voile, here are a few things I noticed.
Batting- For this quilt, Tula wanted a light silk batting, which added to the softness of the quilt. But I think any high-quality, low loft batting would work great
Thread Tension: Getting the tension right was a little tricky. Since voile fabric is finer than normal quilting cotton, I had to make sure that the tension was perfect. If was off, even slightly, it would have been noticeable. But once I had the tension right, I didn’t have to mess with it the rest of the time.
What do you think? Have you machine quilted voile fabric? Do you have any pointers? I would love to read your comments on the subject!