46 Quilting Cotton Sewing Projects

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Make one of these fun and exciting quilting cotton sewing projects! Some of these are small and some of these are large, and most can be used as a handmade gift!

Quilting cotton is one of the best beginner fabrics to start with. It’s sturdy but light, soft but strong, and it’s really easy to find in any color or print imaginable. I put a list together of all the quilting cotton sewing projects I’ve made that you can make too.

Some of these projects are small and some are large. Some of these are everyday projects, and some are holiday projects. Some of these have free patterns, and some are made with the Cricut Maker. You are sure to find something you’ll love!

45 Quilting Cotton Sewing Projects

What is quilting cotton fabric?

Quilting cotton is fabric made from 100% cotton. It is a plain weave which is the simplest way to weave fabric. Quilting cotton is a medium weight fabric depending on the manufacturer, and it has a lot body.

It tends to hold it’s shape even after being washed. Some fabric companies have started to make lighter weight quilting cottons so that they can be made into clothing. 

Quilting cotton is used to make quilts and other home sewing projects and can come in almost any print imaginable. The fabric is printed after being woven which means there’s a chance that the print can be off-grain.

Free Casserole Carrier Sewing Pattern

What is a PDF sewing pattern?

A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on the computer and organized so that it can be printed on several letter or A4 size pieces of paper.

I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets ruined or if my children or I changed sizes, I can always print it again. It’ll never be destroyed since I have a digital version!

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How do you use a PDF sewing pattern?

Open the PDF on a computer and click print. When printing make sure that the scaling is set to 100% or no scaling so that the pattern prints at the correct size.

Once the pattern is printed it can be taped together to get the full size. Then the pattern can be cut for each pattern piece size or individual sizes can be traced so that the pattern can be used again and again. Learn how to use PDF sewing patterns.

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Do you love to sew? Check out some of these great projects!

Quilting Cotton Sewing Projects

double oven mitt sewing pattern

Free Double Oven Mitt Sewing Pattern

Learn how to make a double oven mitt with a free sewing pattern. This kitchen sewing project can be a large hot pad and makes a great gift.

free casserole hot pad pattern

Free Casserole Hot Pad Pattern

Learn how to make a casserole hot pad with a free sewing pattern. This large hot pad protects surfaces and makes a great handmade gift.

Free Bucket Hat Sewing Pattern

Free Bucket Hat Sewing Pattern

Learn how to make a bucket hat with a free sewing pattern in baby, child, and adult sizes. This beginner sewing project is great for summer!

free cell phone bag sewing pattern

Free Cell Phone Bag Pattern

Learn how to make a cell phone bag with a free sewing pattern. This tiny crossbody bag is great for essentials and it’s a fun sewing project.

how to sew a mug rug

How to Sew a Mug Rug

Learn how to sew a mug rug with scraps of fabric. Use a free sewing pattern and a beautiful print for a unique handmade gift.

Free Hanger Cover Sewing Pattern

Free Hanger Cover Sewing Pattern

Learn how to make a fabric hanger cover with a free sewing pattern. This easy sewing project cushions clothing while hanging on a hanger.

Free Casserole Carrier Sewing Pattern

Free Casserole Carrier Sewing Pattern

Learn how to make a casserole carrier with a free sewing pattern. This beginner sewing project keeps food warm and is a great handmade gift.

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How to Sew a Mug Cozy

Learn how to sew a mug cozy for the perfect fall accessory. Use quilting cotton for an easy beginner sewing project that makes a great handmade gift!

How to Make a DIY Fabric Tray

How to Make a DIY Fabric Tray

Learn how to make a DIY fabric tray with fabric scraps for simple organizing. It’s a great beginner sewing project that makes an easy gift!

Heart Zipper Pouch Tutorial

Heart Zipper Pouch Tutorial

Learn how to make a heart zipper pouch with this easy sewing tutorial. This beginner sewing project is a great handmade gift idea.

Sew a DIY Dog Leash

Sew a DIY Dog Leash

Learn how to sew a DIY dog leash with a fat quarter. This beginner sewing project is a fun way to show off fun fabric for any dog lover.

Easy Bookmarks to Sew with a Free Pattern

Easy Bookmarks to Sew with a Free Pattern

Check out these easy bookmarks to sew with a free sewing pattern. These four bookmarks use scraps of fabric for a quick beginner sewing project!

free dog bandana pattern

Free Dog Bandana Pattern

Learn how to make a dog accessory with a free dog bandana sewing pattern. This beginner sewing project is a great way to use up fabric scraps!

diy gingham apron

DIY Gingham Apron Tutorial

Learn how to make a DIY gingham apron with a free sewing pattern. This is an intermediate sewing project that makes the perfect gift!

How to Make Placemats

How to Make Placemats

Learn how to make placemats with a 1/2 yard of fabric! This is a great beginner sewing project and can use the prettiest fabric!

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Sew a Sunglasses Case with a Free Pattern

Learn how to sew a sunglasses case with a free sewing pattern! Keep your sunglasses case safe in your bag with a beginner sewing project!

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Fat Quarter Kid Apron Tutorial

Learn how to make a kid size apron with just a fat quarter of fabric. This kid apron tutorial is a beginner sewing project perfect as a gift!

free ball sewing pattern

Free Ball Sewing Pattern

Learn how to sew a ball or sphere with a free ball sewing pattern. This beginner sewing project is great for little kids or pets to play with!

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Easy DIY Harvest Apron

Learn how to make an easy DIY harvest apron for the garden. It works as an apron, and it can turn into a bag for carrying all your produce.

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Make a Pillowcase with the Burrito Method

Learn how to make a pillowcase with the burrito method. This is a great beginner sewing project, and it makes a great gift for kids!

DIY Plastic Bag Holder to Sew

DIY Plastic Bag Holder to Sew

Learn how to make a DIY plastic bag holder to keep bags safely organized! This beginner sewing project only uses one fat quarter!

how to make a bowl cozy

How to Make a Bowl Cozy: Two Ways!

Learn how to make a bowl cozy with batting and fabric scraps. Bowl cozies are quick and easy to make and they are great handmade gifts. Bowl cozies are so fun to use.

diy tote bag with a fold up pocket

DIY Tote Bag with Fold Up Pocket

Learn how to make a DIY tote bag with a fold up pocket. With the reusable bag folded up in a pocket it's easy to store in a purse or car until needed.

small circle zipper pouch

Small Circle Zipper Pouch Tutorial

Learn how to sew a small circle zipper pouch with a free sewing pattern. This easy sewing project can clip onto a bag or keys! I love having tiny pouches to keep me organized.

ice cream pint cozy sewing pattern

Free Ice Cream Pint Cozy Sewing Pattern

Learn how to make a ice cream pint cozy with a free sewing pattern. Keep ice cream cold and hands warm while you enjoy a summer treat. Ice cream is one of my favorites treats.

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Easy DIY Pencil Pouch

Learn how to sew an easy DIY pencil pouch with scraps of fabric, a zipper, and a free sewing pattern. This is a great beginner sewing project!

fat quarter skirt diy

DIY Fat Quarter Skirt for Little Girls

Learn how to make a DIY fat quarter skirt for little girls. It's fast, easy, it's a great scrap fabric project, and would make an adorable gift!

wrap skirt pattern

Free Wrap Skirt Pattern

Learn how to make a DIY wrap skirt with a free sewing pattern guide in any size. This beginner sewing project is a great handmade gift!

sew a drawstring bag

How to Sew a Drawstring Bag

Learn how to sew a drawstring bag with a free drawstring bag sewing pattern. It can be changed to any size, and it can hold so many different things.

flat front skirt pattern

Free Flat Front Skirt Pattern

Make an easy flat front skirt with this free sewing pattern and template! The skirt can be made for any size or age, and it’s really easy to sew!

how to make a table runner

How to Sew a Table Runner

Learn how to sew a simple table runner with cotton fabric and trim. Make one for everyday or for holiday decorating, and give it as a handmade gift.

make a cheater quilt

How to Make a Cheater Quilt

Learn how to make a cheater quilt that is fast, easy, and you can use any striped or plaid fabric. A cheater quilt is perfect for gifts!

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How to Make DIY Reusable Cotton Rounds

Make use of all those organic cotton scraps of fabric by easily sewing or serging them into DIY reusable cotton rounds. They are great for removing make up!

diy face mask free pattern

Free Face Mask Sewing Pattern for Kids

Learn how to make a DIY kid face mask with a free sewing pattern. This face mask PDF pattern has ear loops and a neck band so that it can’t be lost.

free cat zipper pouch pattern

Free Cat Zipper Pouch Pattern

Make a cute cat shaped, mini zipper pouch with this free cat zipper pouch pattern. It’s perfect for Halloween or as a handmade gift for anyone who loves cats!

how to make an envelope pillow cover

How to Make an Envelope Pillow Cover

Learn how to make an easy envelope pillow cover that makes the perfect throw pillow. Add a flange or not to this beginner sewing project.

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DIY Cloth Napkins

Learn how to make DIY cloth napkins with silk and cotton fabric. This beginner sewing project is reusable and washable for the table.

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DIY Mouse Pad

Decorate your office with this easy DIY mouse pad with your favorite fabric. It would make a great back to school project or a great gift idea!

hanging towel

How to Sew Hanging Dish Towels

Learn how to sew a hanging dish towels that can’t be pulled off. It’s perfect if you have kids or pets, and it makes a great gift!

Free Fabric Basket sewing Pattern

Free Fabric Basket Pattern

Learn how to make a fabric basket with a free sewing pattern. This beginner sewing project is great for decorating and organizing the home.

diy bunny baskets

DIY Bunny Baskets

Learn how to make DIY bunny baskets that are perfect for spring decorating or gathering Easter eggs. Just add bunny details to a simple fabric basket!

flag rag quilt pattern

How to Make a Flag Rag Quilt

With this free quilt pattern make an American flag rag quilt to decorate for the 4th of July and summer. Rag quilts are easy and fun to make!

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How to Make Fabric Pumpkins

Learn how to make fabric pumpkins with this easy sewing tutorial and free pumpkin sewing pattern! It’s a great way to decorate for Fall!

How to Make a Lined Drawstring Bag

How to Make a Lined Drawstring Bag

Learn how to make a lined drawstring bag that makes the perfect reusable drawstring gift bag! It’s a great way to decorate for the holidays!

gift card holder pattern

Free Gift Card Holder Sewing Pattern

Learn how to make a gift card holder with a free sewing pattern. These look like Christmas tags and can hold a gift card or tiny card and envelope!

DIY Christmas Pillow Covers

DIY Christmas Pillow Covers

Learn how to make DIY Christmas pillow covers perfect for Christmas decorating. With two fat quarters you can make your own envelope pillow.

Fair Isle Quilted Tree Skirt Tutorial // heatherhandmade.com

Free Quilted Fair Isle Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern

Make a quilted Christmas tree skirt pattern with a fair isle design. Use the free pattern with half square triangles to make your own.

If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

45 Quilting Cotton Sewing Projects
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I believe small sewing moments can create great joy. Find your own “right” way to sew. -Heather

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