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Fractured Bargello Jacket Pattern

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Welcome to Nanette's Quilts. This lovely jacket pattern designed by Nanette Weaver is now available.  The jacket is sweatshirt based and uses the stitch and flip method of attaching the bargello strips to the sweatshirt.  This method quilts the jacket as you go so no additional quilting is needed except on the sleeve cuffs.  Detailed fitting instructions are included for getting a good fit no matter your body shape. Additional fitting instructions are here on the web page for more detailed fitting.  I teach this jacket as a class at Ann Arbor Sewing Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where I work, and used feedback from my students to critique the pattern and address sewing issues from all levels of sewing skills.  My students have been quilters and non-quilters alike and have all had great success with the pattern.  Every jacket comes out differently depending on the fabric selection and your imagination.  This jacket looks great in black and white with red accents as well as Christmas fabrics of red, green and gold for the holidays!  The jacket is warm and comfortable from the start and gets even more comfy with wear and washing.  My students have come back with huge smiles from all the complements their jackets have received. I was honored to film a segment of Kaye's Quilting Friends which was aired on PBS in the spring of 2007, and the DVD is now available. 


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Fabrics for the Turquoise Jacket pictured above are Bali Batiks from the Art-inspired collection, “Flowers in a Turquoise Vase”, by Anthology Fabrics.  Here are the fabric numbers and yardage for making this beautiful jacket:

1/3 yard cuts for S, M & L sweatshirts; 1/2 yard cuts for XL and above unless otherwise indicated.

Fabric #1473
Fabric #12521
Fabric #12523
Fabric#12525 – 1/2 yard, 3/4 yard for XL + for Bargello & Cuffs
Fabric #12519
Fabric #12526
Fabric #1474
Fabric #1967
Fabric #12520
Fabric #1888
Fabric #12522
Fabric #12546
To be used in the order to create the Bargello design.
Fabric # 12530 3/4 yard for the “Fracture Bars”
Fabric #1593 1/2 yard for the bindingI added a few accent fracture bars on the left front and left back of the jacket in a darker color (Fabric#12521 & #12523) for additional interest-no additional yardage needed.

See www.anthologyfabrics.com to order the above fabrics

          
To order your pattern, see Ordering and Contact Information on the left bar       


Wholesale prices are available for retail outlets.  Contact me at nanettesquilts@comcast.net for more details.

 

Patterns

Fractured Bargello Jacket Pattern

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This lovely jacket pattern designed by Nanette Weaver is now available.  The jacket is sweatshirt based and uses the stitch and flip method of attaching the bargello strips to the sweatshirt.  This method quilts the jacket as you go so no additional quilting is needed except on the sleeve cuffs.  Detailed fitting instructions are included for getting a good fit no matter your body shape.  I teach this jacket as a class at the Viking Sewing Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where I work, and used feed back from my students to critique the pattern and address sewing issues from all levels of sewing skills.  My students have been quilters and non-quilters alike and have all had great success with the pattern.  Every jacket comes out differently depending on the fabric selection and your imagination.  This jacket looks great in black and white with red accents as well as Christmas fabrics of red, green and gold for the holidays!  The jacket is warm and comfortable from the start and gets even more comfy with wear and washing.  My students have come back with huge smiles from all the complements their jackets have received. I was honored to film a segment of Kaye's Quilting Friends which was aired on PBS in the spring of 2007, and the DVD is now available.

 

 

Fractured Bargello Jacket Pattern DVD

Quilting With Kaye Wood

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Now available on DVD is the Kaye Wood's PBS TV Show Kaye's Quilting Friends.  This 40th anniversary show -program #K2206- features Nanette's Fractured Bargello Jacket.  A great addition to the pattern, it talks about fabric selection and takes you through the construction steps of the jacket just like you are taking a class!  Great for stores to purchase to advertise the pattern and a great teachers tool for learning how to teach this jacket to a class.

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Nanette Weaver and Kaye Wood on the set. Attaching the microphone and preparing to film.

Retail price:   $18.00 for DVD 

No additional shipping charged if purchased with a pattern.


 

Mandala Wall Hanging

            What is a Mandala?  A Mandala is a circular symbol with a definite center representing the spiritual force in our lives.  Mandalas are mystical, magical circles throughout many western cultures.  To Native Americans, it is a medicine wheel thought to correct imbalances in life cycles thus curing illness and changing misfortune into luck.  Making a mandala is believed to be a way of achieving wholeness and centeredness.  In making this one, may you find balance in your life and may its beauty enrich your spirit.
 
           

This mandala pattern sews up like a dream.  It includes a set of paper templates that you use to compare your sewn wedges to-each step of the way-so that your mandala lies flat when it is finished.  I had 14 students in my class and each one ended with a prefect mandala!  The fabrics I used in the mandalas pictured here are no longer available, but if you see a fabric motif you would like to showcase in the center circle, all you need to find is an interesting stripe of the same or complementary color way and go from there. The finished size of the wall hanging is 27” x 27”.  It comes in two versions: the Christmas version and the Oriental/Aztec Sun version.  Retail price is $10.00 plus shipping and handling.

See side bar under Ordering and Contact Information for more details.  Happy Sewing!

 



Mandala Wall Hanging-Christmas version
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The fabrics used in this Christmas Mandala Wall hanging are:
    The center partridge in a pear tree is a Hoffman fabric, Holiday Traditions, Style #E874. The stripe that makes the mandala is by Robert Kaufman, Holiday Flourish APTM-7906-223 Holiday by Peggy Toole.  The poinsettia corners are also Robert Haufman, FQ Holiday Flourish, PTM-7911-224 by Peggy Toole.  The black background fabric the mandala is fused to is Robert Kaufman, Kona cotton, Premium black. The gold flanges and boarders are Timeless Treasurers, Gold, style: KM-CM7967.  The binding is Robert Kaufman, Kona cotton, Premium black.

 

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 The fabrics used in this Brown and Turquoise Mandala are:
    In the center is Benartex, Style 01241, Color 75, Arabesque.  The stripe I used I am unable to tell you what is was. We sold out of it and I had no record of what it was.  Any turquoise and brown stripe that matches the other fabrics will do.  The background fabric that the mandala was fused to is just a basic off white with brown flecks in it.  Any non-busy light color will work well.  The flanges surrounding the background fabric are the dark brown mottled fabric of the Arabesque  collection.  The four corners are Benartex, Style 01243, Color 78 Arabesque.  The boarders are Benartex, Style 01242, Color 75, Arabesque.  The binding is the same brown mottled Arabesque fabric as used for the flanges.  When making this mandala, purchase the Christmas version of the Mandala pattern.  All the fabric requirements are the same except the boarder fabric, which in this mandala is a boarder print.  You need to get enough to cut out the pictured circle print for all four 27" boarders.



Oriental/Aztec Sun Mandala Wall Hanging Pattern
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The fabrics used in this Oriental Mandala Wall Hanging are:
    The center Geisha is Robert Kaufman, Oriental Traditions, EHJM-8603-91, Crimson.  The stripe is a bamboo pattern by Robert Daufman, Oriental Traditions, EUJM-8607-91, Crimson.  The background is Robert Kaufman, Kona Cotton, Premium Black.  The flanges surrounding the black are Gold Timeless Treasurers, Style KM-CM7967.  The four corners are Robert Kaufman, Oriental Traditions, ESKM-8604-91, Crimson.  The boarders are Timeless Treasurers, Gold Swirl. 
The binding is Robert Kaufman, Kona Cotton, Premium Black. 
To make this Mandala order the Oriental/Aztec Sun version of the Mandala Wall Hanging Pattern.


 

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The fabrics used in this Aztec Sun Mandala Wallhanging are:
    The center is Robert Kaufman, Empress Bouquet, APTM 8427-201, Jewel.  The stripe for the mandala is Robert Kaufman Empress Bouquet, APTM 8428-20,  Jewel. The background fabric the mandala is fused to is Benartex, 0204S, Color 84, Flower Show ll.  The flanges, outside boarder and binding are Timeless Treasurers, ERA CM 3112, Red.  The four corners are Robert Kaufman, Empress Bouquet, APTM-8429-201, Jewel. 
To make this Mandala order the Oriental/Aztec Sun version of the Mandala Wall Hanging Pattern.


To order your pattern or DVD, see Ordering and Contact Information on the left bar 

Fitting Instructions for Sweatshirt based Jackets

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Ordering and Contact Info

 

The patterns retail for $10.00 each; with shipping and handling of:
$6.00 for 1-3 patterns,
$7.00 for 4-6 patterns,
$8.00 for 7 or more patterns.
The DVD retails for $18.00 each; with shipping and handling of:
$6.00 for 1-3 copies,
$7.00 for 4-6 copes,
$8.00 for 7 or more copies.
No additional shipping charged if purchased with a pattern.

Fabrics for the Turquoise Jacket can be ordered at: www.anthologyfabrics.com.

Send Check's and Money Orders to:
Nanette's Quilts
3930 Miller Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
 
Make Checks payable to Nanette Weaver
 
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Then place your order with me via email at nanettesquilts@comcast.net.  Be sure to include your complete mailing address.

If you have any questions please email me at nanettesquilts@comcast.net  

Wholesale prices are available for retail outlets.  Contact me at nanettesquilts@comcast.net for more details.

 

The Designer

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I first learned to quilt at the age of 10 as a Girl Scout. Each girl in my troop made a block for a quilt that was given to charity and that earned us community service credit towards advancement. That was the beginning of a love of sewing and a passion for fabrics.

In high school, I sewed most of my own clothes to stretch my purchasing power and to make one of a kind outfits that no one else had! I returned to quilting in 1976 when my husband and I purchased our new home and I set about decorating it. Those ordinary blankets just wouldn’t do. They weren’t one of a kind, they had no pizzazz and they didn’t have the love in every stitch that quilts do. I made quilts for our bed and quilts for our sons: baby quilts, young child quilts, teenager quilts and grown up quilts. Along the way, I made quilts for every baby shower my friends had and my niece and nephews had. I made wall hangings for wedding presents, anniversaries and Christmas presents. I lovingly did all my own piecing and quilting on my Viking 500. As my quilting and piecing skills grew, I began changing the patterns that I bought and made them my way. The thrill of designing my own quilts took hold of me and started me in a new direction. I sold quilted art in an art and craft show.

With all my children out of the nest, I accepted a part-time job with Viking Sewing Center (now Ann Arbor Sewing & Quilting Center-same owners different name) in Ann Arbor, where I help people with fabric selection for their quilts, answer technical quilting questions and teach quilting classes. To check out the store go to www.annarborsewing.com . With the encouragement of my boss, Doni Houghtaling, I started my own pattern business in July 2006 and launched my first pattern, the Fractured Bargello Jacket. I have several new patterns in the making and hundreds of ideas for more. If only I can find the time! In November 2006, Kaye Wood’s staff contacted me and asked me to teach the jacket on their TV show Kaye’s Quilting Friends. I was thrilled and quickly agreed. Kaye Wood is a lovely woman and was very easy to work with. Her years of experience on camera showed and she took us through the filming with ease. Her staff was very helpful and gracious. Copies of the show on DVD are for sale on this web site. To learn more about Kaye Wood, go to www.kayewood.com.

In May 2006, I volunteered to teach my niece, Emmy, and her Girl Scout Troop #8911 out of Dexter, Michigan, how to quilt. The girls are 10 years old, just like I was when I learned to quilt. We each appliquéd a pink “house” to a background block. The girls embellished the houses with lace, buttons and embroidery. I took the blocks and stitched them into a quilt top at angles with stars and then quilted it. We donated the quilt to the Better Homes and Gardens American Patchwork and Quilt Pink, a fund-raising event to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. It will be sold at an online auction in May 2007. It was fun to teach the girls and maybe someday one of them will teach a 10-year-old Girl Scout how to quilt too. Wouldn’t that be grand!

In the last three years, my three sons have all gotten married (Sept. 2008, May 2009 and August 2011) and I have been very busy making wedding quilts. The first two are done but the youngest son is having to wait for his to be finished.  Those super king quilts take me more than a year to complete as I do all my own quilting as well as piecing. They are a labor of love and fun because I know they appreciate all the work that goes into them.  When the last one is completed, I plan to return to designing patterns again.  Thank you to all of my customers for purchasing the patterns.  I hope you have enjoyed making them.

Nanette


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Nanette Weaver and Kaye Wood on the set. Attaching the microphone and preparing to film.
 



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My son Lee and his wedding quilt.

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Jason, Nanette and Lindsay with their wedding quilt ( One Block Wonder)