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Reversible garment using quilting cotton and fleece

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    Profile photo of Lisa P. TaylorLisa P. Taylor @lisaptaylor

    I am making the lullaby layette jacket, which is reversible, with quilting cotton on one side and fleece on the other. I expect the cotton to generally be worn on the outside. I am seeking some general guidance on what stitch to use when joining seams, stretch or straight? Would a quilting needle or ball point for my machine work best? I would lastly like guidance regarding the sleeves. Am I better off sticking with fleece for the sleeves or should I go with a woven cotton for ease here? Any other suggestions for using these two fabrics together is appreciated as the general guidelines for each are definitely different. Thank you!

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    Profile photo of ReeniReeni @Reeni

    Wash-away stabilizer can help especially because the pieces are small. A quilting needle and short stitch length will make better seams, unless you want to construct the fleece and cotton separately then join them just by the bias trim.The jacket is designed for non-stretch fabric so it is generous enough — the raglan helps with this as well.
    When I made this for my nephew I tried it with a cute inexpensive fleece but it was too slippy and they stretched out of shape. I ended up going with thick flannel to reverse my quilting cotton.

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    Profile photo of Lisa P. TaylorLisa P. Taylor @lisaptaylor

    Thank you, that helps!

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