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Lovely quilt

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I wonder if the market for these kind of crafts will ever get better. Younger people don't seem to be at all interested in antiques either -- they like things bare and simple. We keep our house as simple as possible -- knowing that none of our younger family members have any interest in our "stuff."

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Is sewing clothing an art? Is it a craft? I don’t know, but I just made a copy of my favorite Levi’s jacket that I took apart to use as a pattern before it disintegrated.

I used a thin corduroy I got for $2 per yard at the remnant table. I thought that was too thin, so I lined it with a fleece blanket from Walmart (about six bucks). Fifteen bucks for buttons from Amazon. The whole project came in at under $30.

Plus, I *finally* have a warm jacket with the correct sleeve length. I wanted the wrist bands to be the same size as the original, but I also like the really large sleeves for layering. So rather than try to calculate a new taper, I just added a few pleats in each sleeve.

There are lots of imperfections (so don’t look too closely!). But I made this for myself, not for sale, so I’m not really bothered by them. My automatic button hole feature isn’t working right so I had to do the button holes manually (they got better as I moved on).

I don’t usually sew clothes, just bags and quilts, so this was a fun project!
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Art and craft. You taking orders? You had me at "correct sleeve length" .
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The answer is YES, and you did an incredible job.
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Maybenaut wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:55 pm
Is sewing clothing an art? Is it a craft? I don’t know, but I just made a copy of my favorite Levi’s jacket that I took apart to use as a pattern before it disintegrated.

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LOVE it and absolutely! Don't even think of telling a former costumer clothing isn't art. I live for Halloween season.
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:lol: Love that!!!
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Maybenaut wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:25 pm
:lol: Love that!!!
Love it!!!!!
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Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:28 pm
Maybenaut wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:25 pm
:lol: Love that!!!
Love it!!!!!
It's funnier this way.
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:rotflmao:
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Oh. My. :swoon: :rotflmao:
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Finished Goldie's zombie hunter outfit for the zombie party. I reused Chief Brody's rifle harness and added a few bullets.

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Maybenaut wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:55 pm
Is sewing clothing an art? Is it a craft? I don’t know, but I just made a copy of my favorite Levi’s jacket that I took apart to use as a pattern before it disintegrated.
What are you doing with the old jacket?
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Whatever4 wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:56 pm
Maybenaut wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:55 pm
Is sewing clothing an art? Is it a craft? I don’t know, but I just made a copy of my favorite Levi’s jacket that I took apart to use as a pattern before it disintegrated.
What are you doing with the old jacket?
Keeping it. I ironed SF 101 (a fusible stabilizer) to the pieces so I can use it again.
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Slim Cognito wrote:
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Finished Goldie's zombie hunter outfit for the zombie party. I reused Chief Brody's rifle harness and added a few bullets.

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:lol: I love it! You are amazing. And Goldie is cuter than should be legal.
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The quilting has begun. I will get pictures uploaded later, but I figured JoAnn's was having a fabric sale, I had a coupon for fabric even if it was sale price... so... 20 yards of vari-colored fabric later, I have started.

The original set up had a column per month or 30/31 days. looked okay, but was kinda wonky sized. So, I started with the size of a queen, figured out a new configuration (4 chunks of color, each with 3 columns), so, kind of a window pane effect. That allows me to actually make it 60x80 and not some off the wall size to accommodate 12+ columns with borders in between.

But, that leaves huge swaths that would be the same color, so I think I'm going to get some binding tape and just attach the strips I'm cutting to the tape, giving it about an 1/8 - 1/4 inch border. Probably will use a dark gray, since it's a neutral unobtrusive color. That will also allow for some spacing between each "day".

I still have one or two open spots per "pane". Was thinking of just getting some black fabric and writing the date of birth on it. If there is a second open spot, just leave it alone.

Was also considering breaking up the blocks of color with holiday fabric for whatever holiday it happens to be. For example: March 17: shamrocks or something. Easter bunnies, fourth of july fireworks, etc.

We'll see what I can find. Might just leave it and maybe write the holiday dates in fabric marker.
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Jez wrote:
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The quilting has begun. ...

Was also considering breaking up the blocks of color with holiday fabric for whatever holiday it happens to be. For example: March 17: shamrocks or something. Easter bunnies, fourth of july fireworks, etc.

We'll see what I can find. Might just leave it and maybe write the holiday dates in fabric marker.
I bought some St. Patrick’s Day fabric on the clearance table last summer dirt cheap. I really don’t think I’ll do anything with it. If you’d like it, it’s yours. DM me.
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Slim Cognito wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:59 pm
Jez wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:56 pm
The quilting has begun. ...

Was also considering breaking up the blocks of color with holiday fabric for whatever holiday it happens to be. For example: March 17: shamrocks or something. Easter bunnies, fourth of july fireworks, etc.

We'll see what I can find. Might just leave it and maybe write the holiday dates in fabric marker.
I bought some St. Patrick’s Day fabric on the clearance table last summer dirt cheap. I really don’t think I’ll do anything with it. If you’d like it, it’s yours. DM me.
I appreciate the offer, but actually decided against it. I think I'll just go with what I have. :)

But thanks!
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Practice piece. And that is how I found out there is not a single ironing board in this place.

I cut a double fold bias tape in half and sewed a piece on each side. I like the look. It will definitely break up the large chunks of color.
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Can't wait to see it!

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Can't wait to see it!
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Practice piece. And that is how I found out there is not a single ironing board in this place.
I’ve used a thick towel on a table before. Plus pillow case if it’s too textured.
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Made a total rookie mistake, and I know better, but the brain was in neutral apparently.

I cut the cloth, then washed the strips. Total unraveling mess of pieces of cloth. Got it all untangled and ironed out, but jeez... what a mess. Also, I totally didn't cut any orange strips. So, was able to wash the cloth BEFORE cutting it this time.

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Jez wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:16 pm
Made a total rookie mistake, and I know better, but the brain was in neutral apparently.

I cut the cloth, then washed the strips. Total unraveling mess of pieces of cloth. Got it all untangled and ironed out, but jeez... what a mess. Also, I totally didn't cut any orange strips. So, was able to wash the cloth BEFORE cutting it this time.

Some days I swear I forget to turn my brain on.
Re-measure all of your cut pieces before starting the stitching. Between the raveling and shrinkage, you may need to either adjust your strip size or re-cut some. Also, pre-washing takes out the sizing so you might consider using starch on the washed pieces.

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Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:19 pm
Jez wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:16 pm
Made a total rookie mistake, and I know better, but the brain was in neutral apparently.

I cut the cloth, then washed the strips. Total unraveling mess of pieces of cloth. Got it all untangled and ironed out, but jeez... what a mess. Also, I totally didn't cut any orange strips. So, was able to wash the cloth BEFORE cutting it this time.

Some days I swear I forget to turn my brain on.
Re-measure all of your cut pieces before starting the stitching. Between the raveling and shrinkage, you may need to either adjust your strip size or re-cut some. Also, pre-washing takes out the sizing so you might consider using starch on the washed pieces.
The strips did shrink a little, and with the unraveling I might have to adjust a little, but not much. I cut them with at least 1/2 inch leeway knowing I'd mess something up. So, the strips that are supposed to be 9" were cut at 9-1/2. Now they are around 9-1/4. I might resize to 8-1/2 anyway because of adding the binding strips between each one, which was not part of my original calculations. So, it works out. :)

And I have no starch. Guess I'll have to go get some. But I did manage to get an iron and a tabletop ironing pad.
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