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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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 – 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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