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From: bridesmom
Date: 08-17-2005, 01:16 AM (1 of 3)
Not sure if this is the right place to post this but here goes. I am going to make a jacket for my GD out of magenta purple corduroy. I want to line it with a black 100% cotton fabric that I got from a quilting shop which has flowers and leaves and butterflies (I think) on it. I want to quilt the lining, so I have the batting and I also bought some more plain black fabric. I was thinking I'd use the black fabric as the backing, the black print on top and quilt a meter in diagonal diamonds first, then cut the jacket lining out of the quilted piece. Does this sound right?? The plain black fabric would then be against the inside of the purple corduroy. I'm not sure why I bought the plain fabric, but I thought it would help to make the jacket a bit warmer. Does this sound right? How far apart do I do the diagonal lines. (It's a size 3 jacket) And all the fabric has been washed.
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From: Sancin
Date: 08-17-2005, 01:34 AM (2 of 3)
I haven't any thought on the quilt design but the way you plan would be ok. Personally I buy unbleached cotton by the bolt and use it for such projects, unless some of the backing will show. An import store near me sells unbleached cotton for $1 meter and I use it for so many things I can't list them all. When washed in hot water and dried it shrinks, making it thicker and rough if not ironed. It made for very interesting fabric to pound flowers into last year.

Good luck - sounds like a lovely jacket for a little angel. Have you thought about how easily the jacket will be to get on and off with cotton lining, which isn't all that slippery? Will she be dressing herself?
*~*~*~* Nancy*~*~*~* " I try to take one day at a time - but sometimes several days attack me at once."
User: Sancin
Member since: 02-13-2005
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From: SummersEchos
Date: 08-17-2005, 09:34 AM (3 of 3)
The jacket sounds adorable. One thing to remember is with the quilted lining the jacket will be a tighter fit. So before you put all this work into it make sure it will still fit comfortably. Depending on the print, I would think you could do the lines any width apart you find pleasing. I did some quited totes and on one I did the lines and inch apart and another I did the lines 2 inches apart. The one with the inch had a very small print and I wanted added punch so I quilted it closer. The other had a larger brighter print and I didn't want to take away from it so I did them father apart. I did the same as you quilted the fabric first then cut out the pieces, but I did it in smaller sections.

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