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March 7, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating until March 14, 2020


Using Grainline Studio’s Tamarack Jacket pattern students will be making a versatile reversible quilted vest. Techniques include how to make quilted pattern pieces on your domestic machine or a longarm machine, Hong Kong seam bindings, and binding the final vest. Mix and match fabrics to create your own unique vest and explore the option to adorn it with a zipper or tab button closures.

The first part of this class will focus on how to plan your layout and cut out pattern pieces, backing and batting allowing for quilting “shrink”. Options for quilting the sandwiched pattern pieces will be discussed. You will start quilting your pieces in class and finish the pieces at homes between classes. Vests from the instructor’s collection will be reviewed.

The second part of the class will consist of the final cutting of the pattern pieces, after the pieces have been quilted. In class we will construct the vest and concentrate on the seam finishes. All raw seams will be bound with matching or contrasting bias fabric in the Hong Kong seam binding technique so that your vest can be worn on the reverse side. Final bias binding application for the garment’s outer edges is done at home.

The instructor is Janet Cass, a former hand weaver and graphic designer turned quilter in the past 5 years. She is an award winning quilter, has shown her quilts at the Cocheco Quilt Show and MQX. Recently she has turned her sewing and quilting focus to quilted vests and jackets.



March 7, 2020
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Janet Cass


Portsmouth Fabric Co
112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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*** Class Policy: Full payment is due at time of registration. 1/2 refund if cancellation is one week before the start of class. No refund if cancellation is within one week of class. Full refund if class is canceled due to weather, low enrollment, or teacher illness.