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vest front

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The Fashionably Quilted Jacket taught by Mary Ray

Award-winning designer and Threads contributing editor Mary Ray will guide you as you create a gorgeous quilted garment. The pattern is included!

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? quilter's cotton, wool batting

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What are you most proud of? The quilting design.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I did part of the quilting before I stitched the side seams. That way I had less fabric going through the throat of my machine. Any quilting that had to cross a seam was saved till after I had stitched the seams. Use bias binding or you won't make the curves on the armholes and front of the vest. If you are going to use some pretty quilting, don't use a busy fabric that will hide all your work.

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Was this quilted on a long arm? Did you quilt it first? Did you have to make many modifications to get it to work?

08/10/2013 Flag
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It was partially done on a longarm, the pretty frilly stuff in the middle. Then I took it off the longarm and cut out the garment pieces and sewed the side seams and shoulder seams together and finished it on my domestic.

08/16/2013 Flag

The modifications were that I added about a half inch to the pattern pieces to make up for the intense quilting. When I do it again, I will only add to the length and I will dart the armholes a bit more to keep it from gapping aruond the arm. I did use the shoulder seam and the side seam as darts as well, but with the extra stiffness of the quilting, it stands out a bit around the armhole in the front. Use only bias binding to go around the curves.

08/16/2013 Flag

This is Gorgeous.

10/18/2013 Flag

Thanks for your kind words. It was fun. When I get the next one done, I will post it, but it will be awhile, holiday quilting season is here. I'm thinking something in purple silk with luscious feathers.

10/28/2013 Flag

So impressed!! This garment was well worth the time you put into it, because now it is an heirloom for your family!!

01/13/2014 Flag

Thank you so much for your kind words. I have never considered any clothing article I made to be an heirloom, like I do my quilts. You have introduced me to a new way of looking at my quilted garments.

01/17/2014 Flag

wow bellissimo ciao by Franca

10/12/2014 Flag

Thank you so much. It's one of the few things I have done that truly pleased me. Happy stitching!

10/17/2014 Flag