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Darcyshannon 11-09-2019 12:00 AM

I have seen simple jackets quilted and the sweatshirt method. It depends on how polished you want the finished look.

Moira in N.E. England 11-09-2019 01:19 AM


Originally Posted by cashs_mom (Post 8324536)
I have made a lot of them. I'm not sure I have an photos on this computer. I may have to wait to post photos until I get home. My best advice on pattern is something simple with simple lines. Let your piecing/applique/quilting be the focal point. Don't use batting. You always end up looking fat when you use batting. I use flannel in some jackets, others I piece directly on to a twill backing.

I don't have pics here, but here's a thread on one jacket I made https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...t-t285622.html

And here's another https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...t-t281582.html

When I make a piece of clothing that's pieced. I cut whatever base fabric I'm going to use (flannel or twill) to shape and then place it on the design wall. I make my blocks and place them on the backing to shape. That way I don't end up making a lot of blocks that are just cut off. I have even use small pieces I cut off the block on one part to fill in a small place on another part. It saves a lot of time and work that way.


Thank you for your advice - your tips are very helpful. I would love to make a quilted waistcoat/vest for myself and had wondered if batting should be used.

Your coats are beautiful!

fairydawn 11-09-2019 08:13 AM

I have also made a jacket on a sweatshirt. I loved it but it was to big so I gifted it to a friend. I would think you could use most any pattern to make one, just quilt your pieces on a light weight foundation and cut them out according to pattern.

cashs_mom 11-09-2019 09:00 AM


Originally Posted by Moira in N.E. England (Post 8324692)
Thank you for your advice - your tips are very helpful. I would love to make a quilted waistcoat/vest for myself and had wondered if batting should be used.

Your coats are beautiful!

Thank you, Moira, and you're welcome. If you have any questions, just pm me. Wearable art has been the focus of my sewing for many years. I've been doing quilts the last couple years but i'm feeling like it's time to do another jacket.


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