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Sep 27, 2010
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Button-up shirt with quilting fabric as contrast.

In a recent issue of Threads (#151) in the Q & A section a reader asked how to use quilting fabrics in garment construction. After reading this issue I remembered a shirt project in Issue #150: Gender Bender. This article suggested using embroidery to enhance areas of a basic button-up shirt. Since I don’t have an embroidery machine I decided to try using quilting fabrics in the suggested areas instead. The areas where I chose to use the quilting fabrics were areas that normally would receive interfacing for stability. Because of the weight of the quilting fabrics I used a lighter interfacing and was very pleased with the results.

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  1. LindaLouise April 6th

    What a clever idea, your shirt looks great

  2. sewinghands March 21st

    I was just looking throw the pictures and I just love this shirt. I think u did a wonderful job. keep sewing I think your on to something.

  3. User avater Scheri January 4th

    I saw the issue and felt inspired....have set aside for the future. Your shirt is just great. The colors and the contrast make it so pretty. Enjoy.

  4. User avater thomy October 19th

    This is very pretty. Good job.

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