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Old 11-06-2019, 08:49 PM
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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.
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Years ago, I did a jacket from a XXL sweat shirt. You cut open down the front and opened up the sides and arm sleeves. Then you kind of stitched and flipped fabric to cover the sections. At the end you restitched the seams and added a zipper to the front. It wouldn’t have won any prizes in a fashion show but it was okay .
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I made one in a class. The teacher provided a very simple pattern for the jacket. It was quilted to batting if I remember correctly, and lined with a slippery fabric that might be acetate. Sorry I don't remember more. The cool thing about the class is that we learned several new techniques.
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I made one in a class. The teacher provided a very simple pattern for the jacket. It was quilted to batting if I remember correctly, and lined with a slippery fabric that might be acetate. Sorry I don't remember more. The cool thing about the class is that we learned several new techniques.

Love your jacket - it’s unique! I hope you wear it.
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I will follow this post with great interest as I’ve always wanted to quilt something I can wear.

Tartan - that’s a great idea!
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i made a rag sewed strips of flannel with seams on the outside no linning or batt

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and there are tutorials on you tube
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Old 11-07-2019, 04:25 AM
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I did the sweatshirt one like Tartan did - ok, well, it is like 75% done on a hanger in the closet right now. I think itís #17 on the UFO list, so i do intend to finish it! I used a batik jelly roll for mine.
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Dunster, your jacket is positively drool inducing gorgeous. I wish a class like that would come around here.
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About 12-15 years ago I made a quilt that I decided I did not like as it was. So I turned around and made a jacket out of it. The biggest challenge was the sleeve seams and that took a bit of time to figure out because of the bulk. I don't recommend making a queen size quilt just to cut it up that way. The weight was very taxing on the hands with the cutting thru all 3 layers at one time then sewing 6 layers together at once. I won't do it again. The jacket is hanging in a closet somewhere now.
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