Vibeke’s totally fabulous quilted coat in a day!

I worked with Vibeke on her fabulous quilted coat recently. We lit the stove, had hot coffee on the hob, Vibeke brought fresh bread and Danish pastries.
She used a quit she had made several years ago, she loved the colours and thought it would be a great coat.
Vibeke brought her own pattern with her. She decided that she would like to use as much of the quilt as possible without adding any extra fabric.
She cut the quilt! A scary moment!
The quilt was hand quilted.
She decided to use the borders in the hem, pockets and the front fastenings.
She brought with her beautiful wooden buttons.
Vibeke did all the work herself, I only advised and guided her.
The end result was this totally fabulous coat.
A whole new lease of life to a gorgeous quilt that was loved but sitting on the shelf not used.
What’s great about the coat is that’s it is super cosy in the winter wrapped up with a scarf and gloves but will be equally good in the warmer seasons just worn open over a Tshirt or dress. Well done Vibeke, a great days sewing, I so enjoyed it.

Quilted waistcoats for my mum

I made these two waistcoats for my mum, she loves to garden even in the winter, I thought they would keep her back warm under her jacket.

Waistcoat one, is longer with a higher neck line and deep pockets, for all the bits of string etc that gardeners need.

Waistcoat two, is a little smaller and shorter than the first one, with a lower neckline, it still has the essential deep pockets.
My mum lives in the country side in the north of Scotland where the cold weather can be extreme, so I made sure the shorter one had an extra long back.
Hopefully these will keep her extra cosy.
I used big poppers for the closures as I thought it would be easy and quick to open and close.

Inge quilted it herself, in a morning!

Inge har selv quiltet den, E2E over hele bladene! Alt sammen på en morgen arbejde, fantastisk!
Inge quilted this top, all over E2E pantograph, Fall Leaves, herself in a morning!

Fantastic! It’s such a beautiful quilt, I love the subtle colours, and Inge’s quilting is lovely.

This is only Inge’s second quilt done on Buttercup (machines name) and she really has mastered it, my motto is “slow down to speed up” and Inge understands this principle so her work is quick and perfect.

Fabulous job Inge, hope to see you again soon.




Hvor, KOLT STUDIO, ved siden af Helene Juuls fantastiske stofbutik!
Hvornår, lørdag den 6. november, kl. 10.00 til 14.00

Jeg vil demonstrere nemme fjer til dine kanter på min siddende symaskine.
I will be demonstrating easy feathers for your borders on my sit down sewing machine.

Disse enkle designere er hurtige at lære, og efter lidt øvelse er du en ekspert!
These simple designers are quick to learn and after a bit of practice you will be an expert!

Hvis du har lyst til at prøve det, har jeg masser af eksempler på miniquilt-sandwiches, som du kan prøve det på, og du behøver ikke at medbringe en maskine, du kan bruge min.
Want to have a go, I have lots sample mini quilt sandwiches for you to try it out on, no need to bring a machine you can use mine.

Så kig forbi og lær en ny teknik.
So drop in and learn a new technique.

Julia Triston, Rip It Up and Start Again!

Rip it up and start again

A great new class with award winning and author, British fabric artist Julia Triston.

This exciting one-day workshop will introduce you to deconstructing and reconstructing old clothing to make new art works – a fundamental part of Julia’s own practice and method of working. You will learn to identify the ‘landmarks’ in old garments and recycle them to make a new ‘assemblage’ with a new identity. Techniques will include layering, collaging and piecing – some by hand, some by machine. You may choose to complete a series of small samples, or make one larger piece on the day.

Date: 6th November 2021

Times: 10.00 – 15.00

Cost: 750,00 Kr

Venue: Brenda Sanders’s studio in Kolt

Booking by email:

Refreshments: light refreshments will be provided throughout the day and are included in the price. Please bring your own packed lunch with you.

© Julia Triston 2021