Quilted Jacket Sew Along – Quilting

With all the fabrics cut to size for the pattern pieces, I loaded the longarm with the backing, added Dream Orient batting, and arranged the fabric pieces on top. I'll quilt these in black thread, and the right front fabric will be done in blue thread as it is lighter. I'm using Sulky Rayon Thread …

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Quilted Jacket Sew Along – Creating the Patchwork

This week we get started. For those who missed the previous posts, this sew along began with a trip to Macy's and the discovery that quilted patchwork was back in style. See my post Quilted Jackets Return to Fashion. Then, the McCalls Quilting September October 2022 issue featured Quilted Coats! That issue is available for …

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A Bit of Sewing Time

I finally had a day to spend in the sewing room, and I made some headway on the jacket project. One thing I had to do was to buy two yards of fabric. I didn't have enough of the pretty blue, purple and black fabrics to make the whole jacket. Looking around my local shops, …

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Quilted Jacket Sew Along – Selecting a Pattern

For our Quilted Jacket sew along, the first thing that needs to happen is selection of a pattern. So many future decisions depend on the jacket style, so let's talk about patterns this week, and we'll get started with the sew along next week. Full disclosure here, I am not an expert on jacket sewing. …

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Quilted Jackets Return to Fashion

One afternoon last week, I had the opportunity to while away a bit of time in a Macy's department store. When I was still working, I would make the one hour drive down to Greenville twice a year to look for good quality clothing. I still love shopping at Macy's, even though I haven't been …

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