Classes & Lectures

Thread Magic Jacket/Vest

Thread Magic Jacket/Vest



©2011 Thread Magic Jacket/Vest 

Thread magic bobbin work makes this jacket or vest reversible. Choose a wonderful oversize print design it for you. Project oriented class Skill Level: Beginning to Expert. Skill Set: Bobbin Work, 1 Session, 6 hour 

Because the right kind of print makes this very much easier to do, I usually arrange with a store  to bring in prints. If you know a quilt or fabric store that would be willing to help with this please let me know.
A. Discuss pattern  design
       1.Try on sample
     2. Cut basic design pattern
     3. Choose print to design for you
     4.Discuss fabric and thread choices
B. Cut garment
C. Prepare garment for quilting
     1. Anchor back
.     2.Spread batt and top
.     3.Mark design
     4.Pin baste or tack
D. Quilting demo, walking and darning foot, solid embroidery on separate fabric
E. Demo binding techniques and sleeves

Materials for jacket or vest

For a jacket:
 2-3 yards for jacket  fabric for outside surface
 (hand-dye available)
      2 to 3 yards of jacket  fabric for inside surface
( usually a large print that can be traced)

 For a vest:
1 1/2 yards for vest  fabric for outside surface
(hand-dye available)
      11/2 yards of vest  fabric for inside surface
 ( usually a large print that can be traced)
 (You may wish to buy fabric at the time of class, or
call ahead of time.  The right fabric choices
   make this a lot easier)
     full size cotton quilt batt
I will bring in several jacket and vest patterns. You are
 welcome to bring one of your own that you know fits
 you well. Look for patterns that have no darts and as
 few seams as possible. Or, you can bring in a plain
denim jacket and we’ll embroider on that.

Decorative threads

Metallics, rayons, irridescents, both thick and thin. (each
metallic or thicker thread should have a
light-weight, #40, rayon thread to match)
Thread fuse
     Smoky monofilament nylon thread
     Novelty yarns(optional)
    Cuffs,  Old sweater, or ribbed knit socks to match

Sewing machine, and darning foot
#90 topstitching needles
Extra Bobbins (5 10)
1 pair, scissors
Marking pencils
Quilt-tac (you may use mine)
#25 ( 1" folded) clover bias maker
Extra bobbin case
Halo hoop


 Student Class Information.  Please read this before class.

I know many of the things I use for creating my quilts are hard to find. I won’t do kits for most classes because kits limit what I can bring you and limit your choices for your work. Instead I bring all kinds of resources into class for you so you can have what you need in class, without having to purchase something you don’t want.


Please bring a machine you are familiar with!  If you are borrowing a machine, make sure you know how to thread the machine, wind a bobbin, and change the feet. Bring your manual if you can, and all your attachments.

In general, sewing machines are like cars. They need regular maintenance. Before any machine class, please take your machine out, check that it has the correct feet, and that it's working properly. If it hasn't been tuned up in the last two years, please have that done. Your good experience in any machine quilting class depends on your machine being in its best condition.

You probably know what you need to make your sewing day more comfortable.  If you are more comfortable with a special light, chair or a pillow, bring it.  Also if you have an extending table for your machine, that can be a great help.

As a personal favor, please don’t wear perfumes or anything with strong scents. Or clothes that have perfume on them. I’m quite allergic to them. Other people may be too.

If you have questions or problems with your machine, or anything you are having trouble finding, feel free to call me and discuss it before class. I may be able to bring just the right gadget or book to make things work better for you.

Ellen Anne Eddy, 125 Franklin, Porter, IN 46304 219-9210885
E-mail at Web site at Office Manager at  405-735-3703 or 405-361-5356


December 15, 2018
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