I am planning to make a quilted shower curtain and am concerned that if I use a cotton batt, the quilted curtain will be too heavy and will pull the tension rod down. The quilt will be about 70" x 70".
So - I was wondering if using a thin cotton flannel sheet would be a better option for the batting. I like the feel of a quilt that's shrunk after it's been constructed and quilted, so I don't think I want to go with a poly batt.
And do you think I should prewash and dry the flannel prior to layering/quilting? I don't know if the 100% cotton flannel will shrink too much. The constructed top and backing are all quilt shop quality cottons that will not be preshrunk.
Would love to hear from anyone who's made a shower curtain out of a quilt - what did you do for your batt? And also - how did you attach it to the rod? Grommets?
Look forward to hearing from you!!
Cotton flannel would be just as heavy, I used it in a tablecloth. Have you thought of polyester batting? That would keep it light.
Flow that sounds like a good idea.
I want this quilt-shower curtain to have a shrunken.soft feel to it. Can I get that with a poly batt?
if you are making a quilt shower curtain why would you have to put any batting in it. If you need three layers add a plain piece of fabric for the middle layer.
Hi! Thank you for your responses! In my mind's eye, this will look like a quilt only it will hang like a shower curtain. I want the thick texture of a quilt.
I don't think my warm and natural batting is heavy at all. I use it primarily because of living in the south. it's usually too hot here for much of a heavy quilt.
Your definately going to have to post a picture of this shower curtain quilt when its done.
Don't forget we want to see pictures when this shower curtain quilt is done.
Ok - will post a photo! My company arrives on 5/18 so I need to get this finished fast!! I'm headed to a weekend retreat tomorrow and really hope to get the top pieced while I'm there!!
I've made a shower curtain once but choose not to line it, just pieced front and back fabric. I made tabs for hanging it off a second rod. May have to revisit this idea again seeing my next bathroom and tub will be more visible than I am used to.
Agnes in NW Ontario