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Create Fashionable Quilted Garments

Photo: Jack Deutsch

Clothing was originally quilted centuries ago for padding under armor and, of course, for warmth. Quilting is still a common way to attach warm insulation to fabric for outerwear, which is why we think of quilted garments as lofty and bulky. Mary Ray will share techniques to create soft, supple, lightweight, and shapely garments in which the quilting lines serve as embellishment and detail. 

Mary explains how to choose fabrics for the outside and inside of your garment, and which battings work best. Most importantly, she'll share simple construction and pressing techniques that will ensure a successful garment-whatever its style. 

From Threads #103

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