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Thread: Jacket/sweatshirt

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    This is a jacket I finished made from a sweatshirt. The emblishments were done with Borders Made Easy and then trimmed away the sweatshirt. The back has a border on it also from the neck to the bottom.
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    Pretty and warm looking.

    Not understanding how or where you trimmed away the sweatshirt. Please explain.

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    Where the blue is is where the sweatshirtwas trimmed away. You attach a piece of fabric (blue) to the wrong side of the shirt. You press the Borders Made Easy to the front over the blue fabric. you then stitch on the lines of the Borders Made easy and then you trim the sweatshirt away in between the lines exposing the blue underneath. Hope that made some sense.
    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    Pretty and warm looking.

    Not understanding how or where you trimmed away the sweatshirt. Please explain.

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    Ah, I get it.

    Very, very clever.

    I found this older .pdf tutorial showing how to use the product as originally sold.
    http://www.quiltingmadeeasy.com/tutorial.pdf

    Kay has used it in a (very ingenious) "off-label" way - sort of making her own reverse applique...but without a lot of the work.
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    Beautifully done!

    Can you post a picture of the inside of the jacket?
    It might help to visualize how it was made.

    Would probably work very well on a quilt block/border as well.

    Here are some of the other patterns available:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=borde...AQrQQ&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=8a1feda00662d6e1&biw=1280&bih=640

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    Nice careful work. It should be fun to wear!!

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    Pretty & one of a kind!!!

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    Beautiful, you should teach a class on this. I'm sure you would have lots of people in there. The only thing I don't like about these jackets is by the time you cut off the bottom ribbing it makes it so short. I'm tall and I like my jackets long so I usually leave the ribbing on. I also use a man's sweatshirt because they are longer. Colors are different though.

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    Beautiful, you should teach a class on this. I'm sure you would have lots of people in there. The only thing I don't like about these jackets is by the time you cut off the bottom ribbing it makes it so short. I'm tall and I like my jackets long so I usually leave the ribbing on. I also use a man's sweatshirt because they are longer. Colors are different though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dd
    Beautiful, you should teach a class on this. I'm sure you would have lots of people in there. The only thing I don't like about these jackets is by the time you cut off the bottom ribbing it makes it so short. I'm tall and I like my jackets long so I usually leave the ribbing on. I also use a man's sweatshirt because they are longer. Colors are different though.
    That's what I do too. I also don't like cutting the ribbings off.

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    This is a beautiful jacket. Love the pattern and colors. Thank you for sharing.

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    Very pretty, you did a nice job.

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    Super cute! :)

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    very pretty design

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    Quote Originally Posted by dd
    The only thing I don't like about these jackets is by the time you cut off the bottom ribbing it makes it so short. I'm tall and I like my jackets long so I usually leave the ribbing on.
    Did you see these longer jackets?
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-160375-1.htm
    Looks like it could be two sweatshirts - with material from the 2nd one attached to add to the length...you wouldn't see the seam because of the way the fabric is added (looks like a QAYG/Flip-and-Sew technique).

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    very lovely. wear it in good health

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    That is really cool!! It's reverse applique! Yes?

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    Beautiful

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    Yours is beautiful! I love the colors and the design! I did one using that technique, using a printed fabric of cats. I love it! I ma make another one that opens. The one I makde was a pullover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by dd
    The only thing I don't like about these jackets is by the time you cut off the bottom ribbing it makes it so short. I'm tall and I like my jackets long so I usually leave the ribbing on.
    Did you see these longer jackets?
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-160375-1.htm
    Looks like it could be two sweatshirts - with material from the 2nd one attached to add to the length...you wouldn't see the seam because of the way the fabric is added (looks like a QAYG/Flip-and-Sew technique).
    I like that longer length. I especially like the black one. Boy that pink one - they would see you coming.

    Remember the longer sweat jackets from the 90's,I think? I had a purple one. I was think of trying one of them. I really liked the length on them and if you cover it with fabric you would see those pills all over it.lol I have a gray one and a red one sitting here now just waiting for me to have a day with nothing else to do.HA HA ...hehehe hehe

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