No-Batting Quilt

 I wanted to share this lovely quilt I made for my mom's birthday. :) I had a handful of question on facebook on how I made this no-batting quilt, so here's the scoop!

I used mostly home decorator-weight fabric which made a thick and heavy blanket so no batting was needed.
The majority of the quilt top was pieced together using home-dec weight fabrics and some quilting cottons. The border fabric is chenille, also home-dec weight. For the backing I used a thick yet super soft home-dec weight fabric that I found from Joanne Fabrics. A plus about buying home-dec fabrics is they're typically sold in 55-60" widths so little to no preparation is need for the backing, depending on the size of the quilt you make.
Instead of making binding for the quilt, I assembled the quilt top to the backing fabric like you would a baby blanket. Or in other words, I took the quilt top and my backing fabric and with right sides facing together I sewed a 1/4" seam allowance around the perimeter of the quilt leaving a 7-10" opening. Then I turned the quilt right side out through the opening and then whip-stitched the opening closed. To see a visual on how I did this, see steps 2-4 of my easy baby blanket tutorial (but you can skip the ironing).

In addition, instead of machine quilting I simply tied this quilt using yarn. Here's a tutorial on How to Tie a Quilt in case you're interested.

The result is a super soft and heavy quilt. My mom said it is really warm too! :) If you wanted to add batting, I would use a medium-loft batting and layer the quilt top, backing and batting the same as shown in step 4 of this coaster tutorial (but obviously it would be on a bigger scale).

Thanks for letting me share this with you. I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend. :)

 And with that, I'll leave you with another pretty picture of a quilt roll :) xoxo


  1. It`s absolutely stunning.Thanks for the tip and sure I`ll try it!!

  2. I really like how the chenille frames the patchwork.

  3. I really do love this quilt and the whole way you put it together. I do love the home dec fabrics due to their size. Thanks for sharing this!

  4. This is beautiful, and the latte coloured chenille is so different, makes it all looks so snuggly.

  5. beautiful quilt the chenille border makes it look stunning. Hope you are having a nice Easter

  6. How very pretty! Kind of vintage-looking, and I love the mini tute you gave. I'll have to try that some time.

  7. Beautiful quilt, great idea. Have missed your post too looooong inbetween posts. I understand your are busy,Just look forward to seeing what you are making next. Keep up the awesome job you do

  8. Great idea... and can save some $ by not using batting! I have one that my grandmother made back in the 70's, that was made without batting. It's heavy polyester on one side and a lightweight knit on the other. (the knit side next to your skin...LOL) It has held up well through the years... you can't KILL polyester!



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