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Thread: GrammyPatty7's quilted sweatshirts - 3 of them

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    Very pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmy
    Great idea and we do need a sweatshirt jacket in Fl. The stores, restaurants, etc. are always so cold. I found some swearshirt jackets in Sears that have snap fronts and no ribbing that might be good to use.
    Depending on how the snaps are set into the front, you might be able to go to the side edge and begin your stitching there so the snaps stay in place and very durable. Go for it. A man in my quilt chapter made one for his wife and he added a hood to it but he's good at drafting so he was able to make his own pattern for the hood.

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    I'm on my regular computer and have the pdf file from uglycook so hopefully it will attach here for you to download the file. Her patchwork sweatshirts are the most beautiful I've ever seen. Thank you uglycook if your watching this thread.
    Patty

    Hopefully if you click where it says download, the file will download for you and when you want to use it, you can print it out and have it step by step.
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    Those are all so pretty. I would love them here in the winter. Great job on all and thanks for sharing.

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    Your work really looks great. I love the colors you used, but I am partial the to black.

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    Thank you everyone. Andrea received her sweatshirt (the black and white one) yesterday exactly one month after her birthday to the day, sent me a photo and it fits her really beautifully and looks good on her. Yeah! I was concerned about fitting her but with her help, made it. She loved it and I think/hope she'll enjoy wearing it. With fall right around the corner in Indiana she'll soon be able to get some use out of it, that's for sure. We are going to IL and leave FL Aug. 23rd and I'm taking one with me as last year I really needed it as the evenings got cool for me since I'm 100 % Floridian now.

    Hopefully some of you will brave making a sweatshirt. Patterns can be found at JoAnn's, probably quilt shops, and Nancy's Notions and other websites have several patterns to choose fun. Hopefully by Monday I'll have my granddaugthers completed and will post it so keep your eyes open for the new post which hopefully will be Monday or Tues. I still have one front to do, the sleeves and then attach the neck and bottom ribbing and it'll be finished.
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    They are all beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    They are all beautiful!
    Thank you Gayle. I'll have another photo to share soon. All I need to do is add the band at the bottom and it's done and ready for us to deliver next week.

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    I love how a sweatshirt feels, I bet this is so comfortable. I'd love doing these, too.

    Blessings, Ruth

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    Wow!! Those are nice Love the Blue and the Black and White one best,

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    Great job! Aren't they fun to make?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrspete
    I love how a sweatshirt feels, I bet this is so comfortable. I'd love doing these, too.

    Blessings, Ruth
    They are fun to make and I really enjoy wearing mine - so much so that I have purchased 2 more that are sitting on the shelf waiting for me to get time to make them up. I want a fall one and a holiday one.

    Some of my friends though don't like theirs as they fully quilted the sleeves (we live in central FL). Our rec centers are heavily air conditioned and I like to wear them there but several of the ladies commented that they were over heating in theirs and that the sleeves were too heavy and warm. You'll notice that I only did a little quilting on my sleeves and left the majority of the sleeve natural sweatshirt so it would breathe and I'm so glad I did them that way. If you live in the north, the quilted sleeves may be just fine. Just thought I'd mention that.

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    They are all pretty

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    Quote Originally Posted by janethagy
    Wow!! Those are nice Love the Blue and the Black and White one best,
    Thank you. The blue one is mine and the black and white is for a friend and it looks great on her and the fabrics in it really do pop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    Great job! Aren't they fun to make?
    They sure are fun to make and wear and thank you Dawn.

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    Patty - I love your sweatshirts - ALL of them. My favorite type clothing is sweatshirts.

    How do you do it with keeping the ribbing on the bottom and the sleeves. You mentioned having to finish and sew the ribbing on. Do you take it off the sleeves and the bottom and then sew it back on after your done putting the patches on? Isn't that hard to do? I really like the idea of having the ribbing on for the added length and on the sleeves for being able to push the sleeves up.

    I also like how you left some of the sleeve without patchwork - besides for the lighter weight I like the contrast.

    BTW, during the winter months - from mid October till mid May we are nearly neighbors - we live in PA in summer and Hawthorne at Leesburg in the winter. I just started quilting in Feb or March and went to a class at Connie's (Quilter's Dreams) and there were several women in the class from The Villages. My husband's nephew lives there too.

    Pat

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    Very pretty and nicely made! :thumbup:

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    Oh my goodness, yes we are neighbors of sorts if you're in Leesburg part of the year. When you get down here, let me know and maybe we can get together but I don't drive outside of the Villages. You'd need to come here but that could be worked out. Several of the ladies in my quilt chapter shop at Quilter's Dream but I just go to JoAnn's here in the Villages.

    Sweatshirt:
    I take the sweatshirt apart very carefully - no cutting like the instructions recommend doing. I like to keep as much length etc as possible. I do carefully take off all of the ribbing as well. Quilt each section of the sweatshirt.
    Sew the shoulder seams together and then set the sleeves back in place.
    Sew the side seams which include going up the seams of the sleeves at this point. Sometimes I take the cuff ribbing off the sleeves and sometimes I leave it on and just work carefully to neatly tuck the edge of the added fabrics and stitch neatly in place along the top edge of the cuff. My first 2 I left the cuffs on but am now comfortable with removing them and then putting them back on. It isn't that hard to do. I add the neck ribbing and bottom ribbing last..

    Give me a holler via PM when you get to Leesburg ok.
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    Patty
    I have another sweatshirt completed that I need to get the photos posted for so keep watch. Had I not kept the ribbings in place, it wouldn't have fit my tall grandaughter.

    Quote Originally Posted by PghPat
    Patty - I love your sweatshirts - ALL of them. My favorite type clothing is sweatshirts.

    How do you do it with keeping the ribbing on the bottom and the sleeves. You mentioned having to finish and sew the ribbing on. Do you take it off the sleeves and the bottom and then sew it back on after your done putting the patches on? Isn't that hard to do? I really like the idea of having the ribbing on for the added length and on the sleeves for being able to push the sleeves up.

    I also like how you left some of the sleeve without patchwork - besides for the lighter weight I like the contrast.

    BTW, during the winter months - from mid October till mid May we are nearly neighbors - we live in PA in summer and Hawthorne at Leesburg in the winter. I just started quilting in Feb or March and went to a class at Connie's (Quilter's Dreams) and there were several women in the class from The Villages. My husband's nephew lives there too.

    Pat

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    Just posted my most recent quilted sweatshirt under it's own name in photos - it's Grammypatty7 - Katies quilted sweatshirt.

    You can also find it by clicking on my user name and selecting either my bookmarks or projects list.
    Patty

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    Oh how nice!

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