Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Quilted Jacket: Eye Candy!

I wanted you to see Lorraine M.'s beautifully made jacket. It is the same jacket she made in Tailoring Boot Camp (Nancy Erickson's #1945). However, this time she used Mary Ray's channel quilting techniques. The fabrics she used were: soft, brushed polyester (from her stash), Posh (polyester) lining from JoAnn's Fabrics, Thai Silk for the collar and lapels. As you can see, there are some great quality polyester fabrics around! She used Hobbs Heirloom batting (100% wool) between the layers and then channel quilted the sections. The end result is a tailored jacket that is soft, crushable, and packable (as Lorraine describes it). No worries of wrinkles when you get to your final destination!

Thanks, Lorraine for providing these pictures, so that I can share them with all of you.

Please contact my friend Mary Ray for info on her workshops, so that you can learn her wonderful techniques. Mary is a contributing editor for Threads, Craft Stylish, and teaches in the Fashion Design Program at Allegheny State College in Boone, NC. Her website is: www.maryraydesigns.com


  1. Both are gorgeous jackets on this lovely lady, and of course beautifully fitted!

  2. Love the jackets. Attended on of your boot camps and have been sewing jackets ever since. I just saw your video on Thread's newsletter about mitering corners and shirttail hems. You had an iron shoe on your iron. Could you tell me where you got that? I've been looking for one like that for a while. Please respond. Thanks for all your wonderful contributions to sewing. Charmaine