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Thread: I would love to make a quilted jacket

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    Would a person just make a very large size quilt in the shape of a hunk of material. Say the pattern calls for 2 yards of 44" material. So you'd quilt a piece about that size and then cut the pieces out just as if you were cutting material?

    Have any of you ever made a quilted jacket?

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    Do you have to be here a long time to get responses?

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    No Cande, you don't have to be here a long time to get a response. It is my bet that most here have not tried to make a quilted jacket or someone who has just hasn't seen your question yet.

    You've probably already googled quilted jacket patterns and if not maybe try that if you like while you wait for someone here. I'll google it also and see if I can come up with something to help you.

    Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

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    Just quilt material the size you need and cut it out. Then finish the edges when you are sewing.

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    http://www.robertkaufman.com/quiltin...chwork_jacket/

    Here's a free pattern from Robert Kaufman that might interest you.

    Here are free directions that just might answer your questions:

    http://www.daystyledesigns.com/quiltedjacket.htm


    hope these help,

    Linda D.

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    I make the quilted pieces of fabric in chunks big enough to cut the individual pattern pieces.

    I piece a quilt "top" and then quilt it to flannel, and then I cut my pattern pieces from that. I would assume that the jacket is lined, so I wouldn't add a bottom layer to the top and flannel.

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    thank you all.

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    You have to be careful about batting. Anything thick will not drape properly. Silk batting is supposed to be wonderful, but it is pricey. Someone mentioned flannel, which is a great alternative; just be sure to wash and dry the flannel twice to make sure it isn't going to shrink your jacket out of shape the first time you wash it.

    I haven't made a quilted jacket (don't do well with sewing patterns) but, if I were going to make one, I'd quilt pieces a little larger than the pattern pieces.

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    I'm so glad you asked this question. I have been wondering whether to try a quilted jacket. I didn't want to look "frumpy". I saw an Alex Anderson show years ago where she made one. Don't know if you could find it on QNNTV.com or not.
    Rose

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    You can also use double faced pre quilted fabric. I did one time and I loved how it turned out.

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    I did a faux chenille jacket. I did chenille pieces just big enough to cut my pattern pieces from. That's how I would do it with any other technique. You can also quilt each section individually before sewing the jacket together.

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    Most all my jackets started with a sweatshirt. Take it apart and sew patches or strips on it and sew it back together. Most of your LQS will have classes for them or you could maybe look it up on the net.

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    Check out "search" - there have been quite a few jackets posted on the board over the years.

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    So many great ideas and suggestions!!! I want to make one too and now I may have to make several :D:D:D

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    thermore batting is thin and drapes well. it started out being used in jackets.

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    Now that I've read everyone's ideas, I'm wondering if it would work to cut the jacket out of flannel, then sew the blocks on and trim then to the flannel size. I'd like to do one in strips- up and down of course, I'm no Twiggy- Hmmmmmmm, something to think about

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    Cande:

    I have made several quilted jackets. My favorite is the M2 jacket from The Quilted Closet. You make 5 "mini quilts", then cut your jacket pieces from them. Also, there are a number of quilt-as-you-go jacket patterns out now. Beware if the sizing though. I have found the sizes run small. I always make a size larger than I wear. Hope this helps.
    Nita

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    NO don't cut out the flannel out first as when you sew the pieces of fabric to the flannel it may change the size and shape of the flannel. sew your pieces to the flannel first and then cut.

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    Thank you, I hadn't thought of that!

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    Basically what you're doing is making fabric. You make each section bigger than the pattern piece you need to cut and then cut your jacket pieces out. To make your fabric you make blocks and quilt to your batting and lining or do flip and sew on your batting and lining and then cut your jacket out of your made fabric.

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    Don't know if this helps or not, but here one made from cutting apart a sweatshirt.
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    Heavens!! All these new ideas that I've picked up here! I think someone will have to add another hundred days to a year so I can get it all done!

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    I ordered two books from amazon.com on making sweatshirt jackets, included quilted ones too. I have made one jacket but it was not quilted. Dee

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    the easiest qilted jacket is the one done over a sweatshirt...cholhide has the patter and I think Connecting threads too

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    Hi
    I have made a quilted jacket - I cut my pattern pieces much larger then quilted & then cut the jacket to fit. Use a very simple pattern and it will turn out great.
    Serena

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