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About to make my 1st Quilted Jacket:-) Any advise?

About to make my 1st Quilted Jacket:-) Any advise?

Old 09-03-2012, 08:19 AM
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Default About to make my 1st Quilted Jacket:-) Any advise?

I am about to head off to the sewing room to make me a quilted jacket. I am wanting to make it to wear to sporting events to show my school spirit. I am thinking on doing it like our schools Lettermans' jacket but I was going to switch mine to blue sleeves & a white chest area. I also wanted to put a large S on the back for the school. I 'was' thinking of piecing the letter S for the back but now I am leaning on just using my Cricut to cut out a Varsity style S out and just ironing it on? Our school colors also have a small amount of red so I thought I would use that for my trim.

I guess my first steps will be to cut out my pattern and then I was going to sew the amount of blue & white fabric needed together and load it on my short arm machine. If anyone has any tips for me, ideas or any pictures I would love the help. I know how to quilt but this will be my first Jacket!

My son plays football & wrestles. I was also thinking on putting his number on my jacket but if I do that I will need to make another one for wrestling. What do u guys/gals think?
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:28 AM
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Have fun making your jacket...I made a jacket years ago...don't remember any advise to tell you...if you have a pattern, you should be ok.
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Be sure you cut out the pattern pieces a little on the large size or the layers will make the jacket too small when you sew the pieces together.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:25 AM
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Thanks, I also read somewhere you should wash it after quilting before you cut out.
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What kind of batting will you use? Batting will greatly affect how the jacket feels. You want something fairly thin and soft. I know for ladies' clothing, silk batting is preferred because of its soft drape.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:16 AM
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Silk batting? I didn't even know they made it
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:50 AM
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I made a quited jacket last yr. I first quilted the fabric that I was going to need. I did mine in sections for each part of the jacket since I only have a reg machine. It turned out really nice; it was done in Batik fabric. Good luck with it.

I did not cut the actual pieces (arm, sleeve, etc) until after I quilted the fabric so I knew it would fit right.
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The easiest way to make a quilted jacket is to start with a sweatshirt. Ugly Cook from this board did a wonderful tutorial for it! I'll see if I can find the thread and get back to you!

Found it before my editing time ran out---http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...et-t48923.html

Good luck!!

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I made quilted jackets as gifts some time ago and also quilted the fabric before cutting.
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I've made 14 sweatshirt jackets. Took off the cuffs and opened the front and sides. Added 1.5 inch strips all over. Can use several colors or match colors. I did one diaginal half from bottom the up and down rest of the front and back. Added a collar and placket on the front and buttons and buttonholes. Looking forward to making one on a demin shirt. Haven't decided which colors or which way I'll start. Lots of fun.
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