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February 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Mix and match fabrics to come up with your own unique vest! Using Grainline Studio’s Tamarack Jacket Sizes 0-18 (Tamarack Jacket Sizes 14-30) pattern we 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, binding the final vest and using 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.  Vests from the instructor’s collection will be reviewed. Class Part 2 (Saturday 3/9 10-4pm) 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. Sign up for both parts of class here.If you have a favorite vest pattern that has 3 pattern pieces (left front, right front and back) you may bring that in to class to use.

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.



February 24
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Portsmouth Fabric Co
112 Penhallow St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States


Janet Cass
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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.