Quilts are quite cozy and you all love curling up in them. However during summer as much as all like the comfortable quilt, the heaviness and climate may not allow you to enjoy being covered up so much. You may wish the quilt was lighter so that you could still enjoy being wrapped up. The good news is it is actually easy to make a light weight quilt.
The fabric matters
Quilts have to be made of fabric which suits the season you need it for. You should not choose material which becomes very warm. Denims and chambray are good choices for the winter. However cotton is the best for summer. The fabric is light weight, especially if you go for Cotton lawn, Cotton double gauze and cotton voile. These are the best choices for breathability. Cotton lawn may be the last option as it may not feel very soft against the skin. One of the favorites is cotton voile. This is extremely soft and smooth. All the above are becoming popular as they are good choices for making lightweight quilts.
Choose the best batting to suit the season
Here again the fabric you use as the batting matters a lot. You may feel like using polyester as it is lighter, however this will give you a warmer quilt which will not be very comfortable in summer. Similarly wool is not a good choice for summer; however is the most suited for winter. Cotton is the is generally preferred during warmer seasons. Bamboo batting is another great material for lightweight batting.
You should definitely try cotton voile with a bamboo batting. It is a pure delight. The luxurious, light and drapey feel you get is exactly what you need for the perfect summer.
Just take care of the above two points when choosing a quilt and find yourself a great light weight one to curl up this summer.