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Quilted Wearables

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  • Total submissions: 28
  • Total countries: 9
  • Total provinces: 2
  • Total states: 15

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Anita's Memory Anita’s Memory
By: Sarah Foster, Michigan, USA

After accompanying my close friend in her death from cancer, I returned home with 2 boxes of her favorite WEARABLES. Using a CD cover as a guide, I traced and cut pieces from her clothing and sewed them together for the top. I used a sheet for backing & tied it with yarn. My 1st & most loved quilt!

Quilt size: width: 63" height: 85"

Asian Pond Asian Pond
By: Marilyn Fromherz, California, USA

I make 3-5 small quilts using pieceing and fusible techniques. Then I put them together with beaded seams into an art acket or vest. This is one I made with 5 small quilts of Asian fabric cutouts. The background was pieces in a blended fashion with multiple fabrics.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 18"

Butt Bag Butt Bag
By: Quiltalicious, California, USA

I made this bag for an opportunity drawing for my guild. I called it ‘Beach Ladies’ but the woman who won it calls it her Butt Bag and loves it.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 14"

Cheryl's quilted jacket Cheryl’s quilted jacket
By: Cheryl, Illinois, USA

I made two of these jackets at the same time. One for me (pictured) and one for a quilting friend. I don’t know how to sew clothing, so, this was a real learning experience for me. I added the cuffs since I am tall. This was the 1st (and one of the few) things that I machine quilted.

Quilt size: width: ?" height: ?"

childs vest childs vest
By: viv jamar, Belgium

I made this little vest for my granddaughter, 1 year at that time.
It was made with scraps of Debbie Mumm fabrics.

Quilt size: width: -" height: -"

Cindy Larson Cindy Larson
By: Cindy Larson, Michigan, USA

I made this log cabin jacket and matching purse for my Mom. It was a WIP for about nine years!!! She loves the pansy buttons on it :)

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 25"

colorful spring vest colorful spring vest
By: OrkaLoca, Italy

I’ve made this vest with dupioni silk and a silk woven fabric (what a pain to sew it!).
The vest is full lined and has a martingale on the back to adjust the waist.

I’ve also written an article about it and it has been published on the April/May issue of an Italian patchwork magazine :)

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 22"

Cowgirl Wedding Hat Cowgirl Wedding Hat
By: Gdcleanfun, Nevada, USA

My “quilt” is a hat. The hat band is quilted. I made this hat thinking that if and when DH and I renew our vowels, it will be the “something white” that I’ll wear at the ceremony. :)

Quilt size: width: 15" height: 7"

Damask Delight Damask Delight
By: A. Carole Grant, British Columbia, Canada

A vintage tablecloth, hand dyed, made into a jacket, heavily thread-painted and quilted.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 30"

Fishing Vest Fishing Vest
By: Deanna Stevens, Nebraska, USA

I made this vest for a quilting challenge. One fabric was provided, the fishing fabric, and we had to make a wearable. I designed this with a I’d rather be fishing logo. Real fishing lure parts for the buttons and flys. It’s quilted!

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 32"

Flores Cloth Coat Flores Cloth Coat
By: Deborah Cohen, Australia

This coat was constructed from a traditional hand woven cloth from Fores Indonesia. Because of the looseness of the weave it first had to be tie quilted for stability, then machine quilted. This was made in Arnhem land, Australia – isolation was the spur of creativity.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 48"

GA Crazy Quilt Jacket GA Crazy Quilt Jacket
By: mndog, Minnesota, USA

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 12"

green green
By: Marijke van Welzen, Netherlands

I like to make wearable art, art clothing.

This is my coat “Green”, inspiration:
Think, act, live GREEN.
Save our forests and oceans and all creatures living on this planet

Quilt size: width: M/L" height: 80"

Jazzy Jacket Jazzy Jacket
By: Betty Rollinson, North Carolina, USA

I went to the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton Va in Feb. and purchased the pattern for this jacket. I searched my stash and found all these beautiful brights and this is my completed jacket.

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 16"

Little Girls Apron Little Girls Apron
By: Julie, South Dakota, USA

I started making these aprons as a fund raiser for Relay for Life. At first I used my stash and donated %75 of the sales. As I needed to buy more fabric I donated %50 and then %25. I have donated over $300.00 and got rid of alot of my stash.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 18"

Magic Baby Flower Power Dress Magic Baby Flower Power Dress
By: Gayle Pritchard, Ohio, USA

Size 2T, and is completely reversible, with a complementary design on the other side. After 30 years of quiltmaking, 2 years ago, I created Magic Baby Designs, coinciding with the birth of my first granddaughter. This particular design was dress was inspired by a great piece of vintage fruit fabric!

Quilt size: width: 00" height: 00"

Newest Celtics Fan Newest Celtics Fan
By: Darcie Pitta, Massachusetts, USA

Some friends of ours were expecting their second child, and they are avid Boston Celtics fan. I wanted to make a baby quilt using Celtics fabric but could only find one with actual team logo’s on it. So, I went out and purchased 3 Celtics t-shirts to use in the quilt too. They LOVED it!

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 52"

Northstar Northstar
By: Wendy L Starn, Louisiana, USA

Cottons, lame, satin, poly/cotton; pieced.
Garment pattern: June Colburn
Finalist, Kimono Challenge, 2001, displayed at International Quilt Festival, Houston, 2001.
I collected fabric for this jacket for at least five years!

Quilt size: width: 55″" height: 29 3/4″"

Orange Jacket Orange Jacket
By: Wilma NC, North Carolina, USA

I made this jacket from a sweatshirt. Loved the way it came out.

Quilt size: width: o" height: o"

Patchwork Chenille Patchwork Chenille
By: sweetland of quilts, Pennsylvania, USA

“Pattern is by Original Designs for Sweatshirts”
You take a square shouldered Sweatshirt and build a block design from fat quarters using batiks, homespun’s and other cottons of your choice . Homespun’s are then chenilled to give a texture to the finished jacket. Very fun to do!

Quilt size: width: 0" height: 0"

quilted poncho quilted poncho
By: Julie Fukuda, Japan

Every camper needs something to snuggle in around the campfire. This poncho is not only cozy but opens out into an extra cover at night with sides opened and front closed. The borders are Seminole piecing.It has pockets on the front and is quilted with Native American designs.

Quilt size: width: 42.5" height: 64"

Red Riding hood cape Red Riding hood cape
By: Elaine Clifford, North Carolina, USA

My wearable entry is my own pattern for the Little Red Riding hood cape. I decided to make adult sizes for this last Halloween. I used Red Sateen Cotton (for cape lining too). I lined the hood with black cotton fabric and I added black piping to the hem and used a grosgrain ribbon for the ties.

Quilt size: width: 66" height: 26"

Serenity Serenity
By: Jackie White, Ontario, Canada

Wearable art, every strip is individually cut with curves and sewn together to make the ‘material’, then the pattern is cut out from the newly created material. Free motion quilted on my domestic machine. Buttons are made with polymer clay by me as well.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 22"

silk scarf silk scarf
By: Elisabeth, Austria

58 different squares of pure silk made a festive accessory and eye catcher.

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 86"

That Purple Thang! That Purple Thang!
By: Lindy, Washington, USA

Quilt size? The size of vest I wear will go with me to the grave! So, this purple, teal and gold vest was made in my lifetime-which covers a LOT of years, ladies and gentlemen. But I still get compliments whenever I wear it. I wear a purple blouse under it and it spiffs up the casual jeans ensemble.

Quilt size: width: wide" height: 18"

Two little girls Two little girls
By: Pauline Gacal, United Kingdom

My friend had triplets and I made these for two of them who were girls last easter when they were 2 years old.

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 20"

V-String Vest V-String Vest
By: Helen Beall, New York, USA

I made this vest at a quilt retreat with Victoria’s scraps. I wear it everywhere I go….even to the opera!

Quilt size: width: 20″" height: 21″"

wishing for spring wishing for spring
By: janet, New Jersey, USA

I made this in February when i was sooooo tired of snow and ice.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 36"


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This post was published on April 1st, 2011. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

59 Responses to “Quilted Wearables”

  1. Susan Ponte says:

    I like the Peggy Sue Bag pattern the best. But I didn’t see any I don’t like.

  2. Carolyn says:

    I want to win the Zippy Strippy by Atkinson Designs

  3. Beth Nelson says:

    I like the Path to the Civil War book on the first page. I live in KC and I love those KC Star Quilts!

  4. Jen Rosamond says:

    I would make the Hushabye baby sleep sack. So sweet for a coming baby.

  5. Jan Luna says:

    I like Anita’s Memory

  6. Deanna says:

    So many wonderful options–very hard to pick just one. But, I might agree with you on the Pockets to GO. I would make them for my children to help organize their rooms. Good teacher gift ideas, too. And, my sewing room could use and update. And…well, you get the idea.

  7. rebecca kovach says:

    My vote goes to “Anita’s Memory.”

  8. Judy says:

    My vote is for Anita’s memory

  9. cindy says:

    I’ll join the ‘in’ croud and say that I too like the pockets to go pattern!

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