• 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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  • Holiday Gift Guide | For a quilter

      How is your holiday shopping going? This is a very stressful and joyous time of year. We hope that you are feeling the latter more! It’s also a cozy time of year and we put this gift guide together for the people who probably appreciate coziness the most… quilters. We hope this guide gives […]

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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 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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  • Sew & Tell | Kristi of sweetkm

    We are excited to share this Tamarack Jacket that Kristi made! The buffalo check and chambray combination is so dreamy. Name Kristi Where can we find you online? sweetkm Link to your post about this sweetkm Which pattern did you use Tamarack Jacket What type of fabric or other materials did you use? The outer fabric is Robert Kaufman Mammoth […]

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  • 2015 Pattern Recap: Tamarack Jacket

    Shortly after the release of the Lark Tee, Jen and I started working on some personal pieces. Jen had an idea for a quilted jacket and as soon as she started drafting it, we were both in love. The construction was pretty simple and it was really fun to make something using quilting techniques. As […]

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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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  • 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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