Shopping pre-quilted fabric
Maybe you'd love to add a Grainger quilted coat to your wardrobe, but quilting your own fabric seems like just a bit too much work. We've rounded up some pre-quilted fabrics for folks who might be keen for the quilted look without the work that goes in to it!
My local brick-and-mortar fabric shops did have a small selection of slightly shiny pre-quilted fabrics (they looked like the kind of fabric that would repel a certain amount of water), but they weren't colours that I wanted to wear!
One thing to note is that I couldn't find any pre-quilted fabrics which used something other than polyester batting (except if it contained no batting at all), so if you'd like an all natural quilted coat then you might need to look at self-quilting.
We've found some more excellent and unique quilted fabrics since this post went live, so we've added them in at the top of the blog-post for you and as of 2/4/21, all of these links are still live!
We've found some pre-quilted Nani Iro! Miss Matatabi has some in stock right now as of 31/3/21!
Stoff & Stil in the EU has a decent selection of pre-quilted fabrics, including the metallic copper fabric above, a lined baby blue fabric, a small floral print quilted fabric and more. Also in the EU, Ohlssons has a tidy selection of pre-quilted fabrics.
My Fabrics in the UK has a large variety of quilted fabrics which would be suitable for our Grainger Coat. They also have some unusually ornate options like this metallic gold fabric quilted in a paisley pattern and this iridescent blue quilted fabric.Fabric Godmother in the UK has this plush rust coloured quilted fabric in stock.
Croft Mills in the UK has also got a couple of different pre-quilted fabrics in stock, including the coral coloured one above! They have the same quilting pattern but in light blue, and a floral duck egg blue pre-quilted fabric too!
Bright and colourful pre-quilted fabrics
MondaysMilk (EU) stocks some pre-quilted Nani Iro fabric.
Merchant and Mills has a range of pre-quilted fabrics (most of them don't seem to contain batting, so they're more lightweight), which are at a much higher price range than anything else listed here.
ClothCult (USA) stocks a few different (bold) patterned pre-quilted fabrics from the same line on their Etsy store. Because this line of pre-quilted fabric is enclosed front and back, you could use them for a lightweight jacket where you don't add a lining!
Corduroy pre-quilted fabric
BohCraft (South Korea) sells this pre-quilted corduroy (and other pre-quilted fabrics)
This small-wale corduroy reads almost like a velvet, which is nice since I couldn't find any pre-quilted upholstery fabric which wasn't upholstery weight. A velvet or this corduroy fabric could have classy vintage smoking jacket vibes- perfect for making your Grainger a little fancier!
Denim pre-quilted fabric
Mood (USA) Diamond Quilted Denim Coating with Filler
If you're in the UK, Empress Mills also stocks a selection of pre-quilted denim.
As of 1/4/21 Miss Maude in NZ has quilted denim in stock too.
This quilted denim could give strong work-wear vibes, but could also look a little fancy, depending on the finish you choose for the edges!
Plaid pre-quilted fabrics
Melinda's Fabric Shop (USA) Buffalo Plaid Pre-Quilted
FunkyMonkey Fabrics (Canada) also stocks pre-quilted plaid fabric
STOFFin (Germany) also has pre-quilted wool fabric which has polyester batting (which is check, not plaid)
Sporty pre-quilted fabrics
There was no shortage of slightly shiny polyester pre-quilted fabrics, and there's certainly a lot of different colours, quilting patterns and price points. This kind of fabric can be incredibly cost effective, and the shiny nature can read a bit sporty (depending on how you finish it). Especially great for weekends or outdoor wear, this kind of fabric is similar to what Leila made her short Grainger Coat from!
STOFFin (Germany) stocks a range of pre-quilted fabrics, including the khaki windbreaker fabric above.
Fabricland (UK) has a selection of affordable pre-quilted fabrics
KBTFabricUK on Etsy also has a selection of similarly priced pre-quilted fabrics
Mood (USA) Black Medium Squares Quilted Coating. Mood has a decent selection of pre-quilted fabrics which seems to be pretty 'seasonless', whereas a lot of my smaller, local shops keep up with the seasons a bit more and don't have much in the way of 'winter fabrics' in stock when it's warm out.
It's also worthwhile checking online with places like Alibaba, Ebay, Gumtree, etc.