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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 847691 views.

the instructions she posted used an oversized men's sweatshirt, no batting.  basically you cut the side seams (she called it fillet - hahaha) and sew the pieces to that base.    As long as your pieces are large-ish I think it would be mostly as drape-y as the shirt.

I have seen those where they cut open the side all the way up the body and down the sleeves and then you can lay it flat. You could also add a rib knit to the sleeves instead of cuffs.

viola (sissly4)

From: viola (sissly4)


When I lived in Tucson I made several of them sweatshirt crazy patch and sold them to the nurses at the hospital that I was working in it's not very hard the only thing is you just have to take the whole sweatshirt apart and then do your patches and stuff

viola (sissly4)

From: viola (sissly4)


When you open up the sleeves you can cut it down so that it's not so big and baggy

that's what I think she meant by fillet.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


oh that's a clever idea and much simpler than sewing a jacket from a pattern!  Using a sweatshirt as the base would certainly give it the drape and softness you want.

I wish I knew how to estimate how much they will shrink during the sewing process.  I have a big orange one I bought to wear as a Halloween costume  when pregnant with my son (his birthday is Nov 3rd, so you get the idea how big I was).  I stuck on a black felt jack o lantern face & went as the Great Pumpkin.  

I finished the double wedding quilt yesterday with the final touch the label. I also created a care instruction sheet for it. The last thing to do is the photoshoot. 

So I pulled out another UFO top a simple blue and green. I am planning some fun quilting lots of big circles with different motifs quilted in each. I designed a giant dragonfly with a 24" wingspan and am placing it in 3 places. I am still marking these elements with school chalk on the top and trying to decide on thread colors. This will not be a quick project but rather a fun creative process as I love quilting best of the entire quilt creation. I have photos on my Instagram as Delphi is not allowing me to upload my photos.

Ami:  Have you tried just copying and pasting a photo in the body of your post?  That has been working for me lately.  Almost always I use JPEG images, and I don't need to upload them or anything - just copy the image and paste it in here.  Worth a try!  Your plan for quilting the "new" UFO sounds great; can't wait to see pictures.