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Monday 31 October 2022

Quilt Coat Completed


I've made a quilted coat!

If it looks familiar it's because I used the quilt, I made in March 2021 for the body and then quilted lots of extra bits for the rest of it.

I used these instructions for the log cabin block.

I used OOP New Look 6316 as the basis of my jacket

I made a test garment from some prequilted fabric rescued from an old mattress cover, laundered by worn. Based on this I altered all the pattern pieces, I did a high round back alteration to the back, a forward head alteration to the front, a slash and spread to make the sleeves wider and reduced the collar height. I didn't use the facing piece.

The original quilt was quite small, about 3 feet by 4 feet, so I used it for the body of the coat. I taped the front and back pattern pieces together and cut it out on the fold, then sewed the shoulder seams, trimmed back and covered the seam with a strip of binding. 

Whilst I was able to use the original quilt for the coat body, I made a new 2 foot by 3 foot quilted panel from which I cut the sleeves using the same log cabin tutorial. I only just had enough of the fabric used for the longest strips. I also made other quilted panels out of scraps from which I cut patch pockets and the collar.

Once I'd made the quilted panels I cut out and made up the sleeves and bound the seam. Inserted the sleeves and bound the armhole seam.

I made up and sewed on the collar and patch pockets. I covered the collar seam with binding.

I bound the outer edge of the collar and the bottom of the sleeves.

I added buttonholes, buttons and a drawstring casing.

I've entered this coat in the PR CopyCat contest and would love it if you voted for my entry when the voting opens.

Voting is now open at

Contest Photo Gallery (patternreview.com)


LyndaSewing.blogspot.com said...

Looks great Ruthie, and right in style now.

Lisa Laree said...

Wow. Just...wow.

KathyS said...

Splendid work, Ruthie. I'll vote for you.


Ellen's Sewing Passion said...

This coat is just amazing! Love all the work you has done!! ♥