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Thread: How to Make an Easy Patchwork Jacket

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    I have found that if I don't cut up the front before I put the fabric on, it holds the shape better. I cut off the bottom ribbing, sleeve ribbing, and then cut up the side and sleeve. I leave the neck ribbing on until I've finished. I cut the neck ribbing off, as well as cutting up the center front after I've finished all the "patchwork", and put binding on neck, front, and bottom. I usually put a cuff/border on the sleeve so I can turn up the sleeves a little bit. A lady came to our quilt guild and did a workshop on these shirts. On some of them, she left the neck ribbing on, and put the bottom ribbing back on and didn't cut them up the front -- and her husband wears some of them. The ones she showed us were just gorgeous. I'll see if I can find some pictures and post them later.

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    Thanks for the tip. I already cut down the middle of the first one but I will try it your way next time. It sounds like it will hold it's shape better and be easier to piece.

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    Hi, Iam looking for someone that knowns how to make one of those tie flannel blankets, Thanks

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    How to make a one offthe tie on flannelquilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by brendadawg
    I have found that if I don't cut up the front before I put the fabric on, it holds the shape better. I cut off the bottom ribbing, sleeve ribbing, and then cut up the side and sleeve. I leave the neck ribbing on until I've finished. I cut the neck ribbing off, as well as cutting up the center front after I've finished all the "patchwork", and put binding on neck, front, and bottom. I usually put a cuff/border on the sleeve so I can turn up the sleeves a little bit. A lady came to our quilt guild and did a workshop on these shirts. On some of them, she left the neck ribbing on, and put the bottom ribbing back on and didn't cut them up the front -- and her husband wears some of them. The ones she showed us were just gorgeous. I'll see if I can find some pictures and post them later.
    That totally makes sense to hold off on cutting the center. I'll try it that way next time. Can't wait to see your pics.

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    Is there anyway that you can put a zipper on it? Or would that not work?

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    I think a zipper would work just fine.

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    Here are a couple I made. I think I've posted my DGD already, but don't mind showing her off again (LOL). I'm still looking foir pictures of the one that isn't cut in front.

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    I love love the jacket and Great tutorial .. thanks
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    I would like to make one for myself, but I like to have my jackets or sweaters buttoned or zipped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterj
    I would like to make one for myself, but I like to have my jackets or sweaters buttoned or zipped.
    You can add buttons, frog closures or zippers. No problem.

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    "Here are a couple I made. I think I've posted my DGD already, but don't mind showing her off again (LOL). I'm still looking foir pictures of the one that isn't cut in front."

    Those are SO cute!!!!

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    Thanks Ugly Cook, your directions were very clear. I am going to try one, they look great.

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    I always wanted to make one of these. My problem is I don't know how to save your directions onto my file on the PC.
    Can someone help me.

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    All of these are so cute! What a neat idea. Thanks for the great tute; can't wait to try this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brendadawg
    Here are a couple I made. I think I've posted my DGD already, but don't mind showing her off again (LOL). I'm still looking foir pictures of the one that isn't cut in front.
    These are just beautiful! Thank you for sharing your photos of the jackets that you made. I'm sure I'm not the only one who is going to try out these instructions.

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    I couldn't figure it out either. So... I went to file and clicked on edit with MS frontpage. Took out the columns and other stuff I didn't need. Then printed it. YES it is time consuming, but gives you a nice finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbara Lee
    I always wanted to make one of these. My problem is I don't know how to save your directions onto my file on the PC.
    Can someone help me.
    I did a Control-C through all the instructions to copy them, then I did a Control-V and pasted the instructions in MS Word.

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    Thanks so much for this tutorial. I have been wanting to make a crazy quilt jacket and have been looking for directions for years and after seeing your jackets I am motivated. I only need to get some sweatshirts. I cannot wait to get started.

    Nancy

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    I have the sweatshirts, just wasn't sure of the best way to accomplish it. I really like the examples shown. Thank you!

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    I have converted sweatshirts into jackets, but I've never done the patchwork on them. Another one for "the list." Thanks for the super tute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerrie1940
    I tried to print off your instructions, but the right hand side is chopped off....................
    I had the same problem, finally tried this. Looks like it works, if you have Adobe. Right click mouse, then choose Convert to Adobe pdf. You have to do each page of the thread if you want all the comments. I just checked and I got all the words to the right. Still think there should be a setting when printing to get the right side without saving it, but haven't found it yet.

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    I have 2 questions. First, about attaching the patch pieces. I think I have it, but to be sure you attach one piece at a time correct, does it ever get too thick when you zig zag over the same place a couple of times or does that not really happen?
    The other question is, would it make a difference if you turned the shirt inside out and basically sew the pieces to the inside side. Just thought it might make a smoother looking "lining" as long as there wasn't a lot of printed design on the shirt.
    I can't wait to start this project Hey, how about a vest too!

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    Thank you so much for the tutorial...Cannot wait to try it....
    The one you posted looks wonderful :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    [quote=brendadawg]I have found that if I don't cut up the front before I put the fabric on, it holds the shape better. quote]

    I want to try this sweatshirt jacket. Great tut. Brendadawg, that is a very good idea, that would keep the foundation better and then cut down the middle after the sewing done.

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