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  • Farewell to Parkas… Hello to Jackets

    photo by Ebony Bizys from her blog Hello Sandwich. We love all things Japanese, and it’s about to be cherry blossom season! We can’t wait to see those blossoms pop! One of our favorite online stores, Miss Matatabi has a beautiful selection of pre-quilted fabrics by Japanese designer Nani Iro. We spent our gloomy Monday […]

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  • Tamarack: Setting Snaps

    The last step in your Tamarack jacket is adding the closure. There are a few different options you can use for this. Buttons, sew in snaps, or you can set snaps. We’re going to show you the latter in this tutorial since we’ve gotten a lot of questions about the process. This is the quick […]

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  • Tamarack: Applying Bias Binding

    We’ve inserted our welt pockets and now it’s time to bind the main body of the jacket. Here I’ll walk you through that process which includes our technique for turning corners with bias binding. If you’ve ever made a quilt this part will be familiar for you, and if not you’ll be learning something new! […]

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  • Tamarack: Inserting Welt Pockets

    Are you ready to insert some welt pockets? This is hands down the most requested Tamarack tutorial; I think a lot of people are a bit scared of welt pockets. Nothing more frightening than cutting a hole through the middle of your garment piece I suppose. Like everything else in sewing though, don’t stress, take […]

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  • Tamarack: Assembling your Quilted Pieces

    Lets talk about quilting your Tamarack Jacket. For a lot of garment sewers this is going to be the most foreign part of the process unless you have some quilting experience. Fear not, we’ll walk you through with ease and soon you’ll be wanting to quilt all sorts of things! If you have questions about […]

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  • Tamarack: Cutting your Jacket

    The Tamarack doesn’t have a lot of pieces, but you do cut a lot of the few there are. Because of that we wanted to do a quick post running through everything you’ll need to cut. Shell: You’ll need 2 fronts, 1 back, and 2 sleeves for the shell of your jacket. If you’re using pre-quilted […]

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  • Tamarack Supply List

    The tamarack requires quite a few supplies that you don’t usually need when making garments and many that you do. We’re going to run through everything here so you can easily double check that you have everything you need on hand to make a successful Tamarack Jacket! 1. Tamarack Pattern: You can find the paper […]

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  • Quilting your Tamarack

    We’re going to have a Tamarack week coming up starting Nov. 14th, with posts about inserting your welt pockets, applying bias binding, setting snaps, and more. In the meantime I wanted to draw your attention to this post we published last fall when the PDF came out where we talk about multiple ways to quilt […]

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  • Tamarack Swatches

    The Tamarack Jacket is one of my favorite Grainline Patterns. It’s quilted so there is a lot of room to be creative. I found these amazing fabrics that are perfect for the Tamarack. I am drawn to classic, versatile and ultimately timeless pieces but I also really love surface design. For outerwear I tend to […]

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  • Tamarack Inspiration

    It’s the time of year… when you leave the house and wish you could just wear your quilt out and stay cozy all day. The Tamarack Jacket can help you out with that! It’s a warm and stylish quilted coat that is perfect for fall. Here is some inspiration we found that has us excited […]

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  • Tamarack Jacket in Print

    I’m excited to let you guys know that as of today the Tamarack Jacket is now available in print, and it’s been updated to include a snap (or button if you’re into that) placket! We originally released this pattern last fall but the response was overwhelming in favor of printing this one, as well as adding […]

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  • Some of Our Favorite Coats

    We did this with the Linden a little while back and thought now would be a good time to refresh everybody on some older coat posts we have done. This is a new thing we are trying to post about because at this point Grainline has been around of a while and there’s a ton of […]

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  • Quilting Tips for the Tamarack Jacket

    I know a lot of you are mainly garment sewers and not quilters so I wanted to take a minute and talk a little bit about a few basic quilting techniques you might find useful if you’re making a Tamarack Jacket, as well as a few alternative quilting options. You don’t need a ton of […]

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  • Tamarack with Pre-Quilted Fabric

    Pre-Quilted Nani Iro fabric at Miss Matatabi [clockwise from top left 1 | 2 | 3 | 4] We’ve gotten a few questions about yardage from people planning on using pre-quilted fabric as well as batting by the yard. You’ll find the yardages for both below! 45″ Wide Layout | Sizes 0-18 |  2 1/4 yds […]

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  • Introducing the Tamarack Jacket

    I think some of you may have had an idea that this was coming, but today we’re excited to unveil the newest Grainline Studio pattern, the Tamarack Jacket! I’m personally really excited about this jacket – I wore the version with wool batting nonstop when I was in Berlin and loved it, and this past week […]

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