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Old 11-07-2019, 08:07 AM
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I made one that was a block of the month. One piece was the front, another the back, etc. Each piece was a small quilt to be cut up for the jacket. The pattern and fabric was from The Quilted Closet. Don't know if they are still in business or not.
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Old 11-07-2019, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Claire123 View Post
Has anyone ever made or even started a quilted jacket or other clothing item? How did you begin? Any ideas on choosing a pattern?
What did you do about lining and batting? I'd love to see any pictures you have, even if the items are things you made quite awhile ago.

You might want to see if there is a LQS that has classes. I know some in my area has them from time to time.
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Old 11-07-2019, 08:57 AM
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I was gifted the pieces to finish up a quilted jacket. The original owner must have outlined her jacket pattern on her material and then quilted the material to the batting before cutting it out. Lining was separate. The quilting pattern was really lined up well because the front edges and bottom hem area and the bottom of the sleeves have a 1 1/2 inch wide tight bubble pattern and the rest has a loop de loop pattern. When stitched together all of the quilting lines will match up. However, the difficulty started when she tried to add inset pockets and cut out the pocket opening before stitching the binding and inner pocket. What is that kind of pocket called? Anyway, it was given to me and I was hoping I could figure it out, but the opening that was cut is way too big and I can't come up with a solution yet. It is sitting in the bottom of my "to be sewn" costume pile waiting for inspiration.
I'll see if I can get a picture later today. It really would have made a great jacket for someone.
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Old 11-08-2019, 01:21 AM
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Thank you, everyone, for sharing your thoughts, pictures and jacket stitching experiences.
Dunster, , I love yours! Please wear it - it will go with everything.
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:35 AM
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If you do make one based on a sweatshirt, make sure the sweatshirt is a whole lot bigger than the size you usually wear. I made a gorgeous one using an XXL sweatshirt, but it was way too small. So I gave it to my sister. She loves it and I admire it everytime she wears it!
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:46 AM
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Several years ago I made a jacket out of a sweatshirt that had raglan sleeves. I just bought a regular size sweatshirt and then did Bargello strips probably about five or six columns across. I just sold the strips together and then so that onto the front of the jacket after I had cut the front of the sweatshirt open. Did some binding along the frontTo finish it. Pretty easy to do and very comfortable to wear. I get compliments on it all the time.
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:01 AM
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I would think that wearing a quilted jacket after it's been washed a few times would be like wearing an old friend....so warm and comfortable to be around.
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:14 AM
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Over 20 years ago I had a book called jacket jazz. It showed you various techniques for quilting fabric and assembling them into a jacket. Not sure if it’s still available but it was a lot of fun.
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:24 AM
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Dunster, I love your jacket, I would love to have the pattern for this beauty. Do you by chance remember where it might be found? You always show such beautiful items that you have made. I love the button technique on the sleeve and the prairie point yoke on the back. Thanks for sharing.

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Old 11-08-2019, 04:30 AM
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Jacket Jazz is available on Amazon as is Jacket Jazz Encore. I believe they are both used books, but Jacket Jazz appears to be available for little more than postage.
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