Finishing the Quilted Jacket Ensemble

My friend, Mary (from Inside Stori), has talked me into entering my quilted jacket into the wearable art competition at the Mancuso Mid-Atlantic show. She encouraged me to complete the extra pieces and enter the full ensemble category. Well, I really didn't want to spend money on fabric for pieces I would likely not ever …

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Autumn Jubilee Sew Along – Finishing the Wall Hanging

When we left off last Wednesday, the scrappy borders had been done, and next was doing the final quilting and finishing. I found a small piece of coordinating fabric for the back, with enough for binding too, and loaded the little quilt on the longarm. This project is small enough to easily do on a …

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Autumn Jubilee Embroidery Sew Along

The Sew Along continues today with the addition of borders to our little project. This will use up more of our scraps, and give you an idea for a larger project as well. I have no end to Autumn inspired fabric scraps, LOL!! It is just a matter of choosing a bunch, then cutting 2-1/2-inch …

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Autumn Jubilee Embroidery Sew Along

So many sewing artists have embroidery capability now, so let's put that to use in a sew along! If you don't have embroidery on your machine, don't fret, you can just find a cute motif on some of your stash fabric to fussy cut for this step. Or you could do a quick hand embroidery …

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Quilted Jacket Sew Along – Extras!

The jacket was done, and I just could not bring myself to throw away the bits left over from the pattern cutting step. This doesn't look like much, but I just had to figure out something to do with these. Settle in for a long and picture heavy post as I finish everything left. Now, …

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Quilted Jacket Sew Along – Finishing

At this point, the jacket is assembled, and the inside seams are covered. Today we'll get to the last finishing details. The edges of the jacket and sleeves need binding, and I began with the sleeves. I measured the total length needed, and made a binding exactly that length in a tube. I turned the …

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Quilted Jacket Sew Along – Assembly and Fitting

This week we get to the part many sewing artists dread, assembly and fitting a garment. Truly, this isn't hard, as long as you take it one step at a time, and just go carefully. Don't rush trying to get done, that is when you make mistakes and get frustrated, especially when sewing in sleeves. …

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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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