Yes, that is a quilted pattern. Quilting refers to the process sewing three layers of fabric together, usually two layers of woven cloth on the outside, with a layer of insulation sandwiched in between.
You can absolutely buy quilted fabric. Any sewing supplier with a large selection of fabric should have some, but usually not a huge selection. You might ...
The "post-it" notes, if on standard sticky notes paper, cannot be made into a quilt directly. If you want to do this in future, you should look into coloured and starched squares of high thread-count cotton or linen to write on, use fabric markers to write the notes with, then just use them as normal quilting squares afterward.
If you ...
A traditional potholder quilt would use pre-assembled blocks, with the block edges finished (won't fray) and then sewn together to assemble the quilt.
The blocks can be finished in one of several ways:
either with strips of fabric, or woven tape;
bringing the front fabric to the back and over-casting it to the backing;
by using a knife edge ...
I'd like to recommend an alternate, decorative option.
"Quilting" is specifically the process of stitching together the different layers of fabric to form the finished "quilt". While it's true that many quilts obscure this stitching, some of my favorite quilts emphasize it and have fun with it. I had an animal quilt when I was a baby where different ...
This is a perfect example for 'depending on your taste'.
I agree with you that vertical and horizontal lines don't do justice to the pattern, but then again, others may disagree.
That said, if I were to sew backing, I'd follow (some of) the contours of the cat.
If the backing is black, would it be better to use black thread to go over along the edges of all ...
You have an easy one, I think. The best tool for cutting the holes you describe, in template plastic is a hole punch, also known as a circle punch. A quick search shows that Amazon has all three sizes you describe.
3/4" - EK Tools circle cutter
1/4" - "Conventional" hole punch - 0.25"
1" - Cady crafts Punch
All of the above are ...
There is also clear on invisible thread you could use on the top.
By following the lines on the top you "stitch in the ditch" also referred to as SID.
You could also fill in a triangle, for example w/ sequentially smaller and
smaller triangles that "echo" the main triangle "ear", shall we say. Or, echo
quilt all the shapes by going 1/4" smaller (or ...
Your question is a bit confusing--you use the term "backing," which actually refers to the BACK of the quilt--a lining--as well as what is on the front but not the main design, which would be BACKGROUND. The answer is different for the 2 processes. Also, you need to differentiate between PIECING--sewing various sections of fabric together--and QUILTING, ...
If your objective is a circle template, you can just buy a pre-made circle template like this (just a random example for illustration):
Image courtesy Amazon
They're widely available at office supply or art supply stores, big retailers, online merchants like Amazon, etc.
If you want to make your own, the best tool depends on the type of plastic you're ...