Quilt Coat Fabric Requirements- "The Mullet" (aka business on the front, party on the back)

So you've decided to make "The Mullet" quilt coat- this is one of my favourites to make as you have a gorgeous simple and timeless quilt coat with just a "bit extra" on the back. So after you've chose which quilt pattern to use, now you need to figure out how much fabric you need. So let's get started!

Firstly, how to read a garment pattern fabric requirements:

For the purposes of making a quilt coat, you can ignore any amounts for "lining" or "interfacing" fabrics. The nature of a quilt coat means the interfacing isn't necessary, and the lining will effectively be our "quilt backing"- so we will cover off on how to determine how much of that you need also (spoiler alert: It's the same amount as you need for the outside of your quilt coat (or what is effectively your quilt top)). 

 

Here is an example of the fabric requirements for a coat pattern:

Tip: If you haven't received your pattern yet, you can google the pattern number and you should be able to find a photo with the fabric requirements listed. 

Let’s say in this case we want to make a size 14 (circled)

  • If your Width of Fabric (WOF) is 45”, you would need 3.5 yards (plus extra- see below)
  • If your Width of Fabric (WOF) is 60”, you need 2 7/8 yards (plus extra- see below)

So for the All Business, in this example (using this quilt coat pattern and making a size 14, you need:

      45” WOF:

    • Coat outer fabric (or quilt top) 3.5 yards + 0.5-0.75 yards extra for the binding
    • Coat lining (or quilt backing) 3.5 yards + 0.5- 0.75 yards extra for the internal binding
    • PLUS: 5-6 fat quarters for the design on the back of your quilt (you could also use scraps) Tip: You could use colours that match with the colours of your quilt coat lining. 
    • A note about binding: you can make your own with the existing/ matching fabric  OR Bessie Pearl Textiles makes absolutely STUNNING bias binding which you could use as a feature binding- and you can use the code quiltcoat to het 15% off all full price bias tape and quilt binding here.
    • NB: Most quilting cottons are approximately 44” so you may need slightly more than stated

60” WOF:

    • Coat outer (or quilt top) 2 7/8 yards + 0.5-0.75 yards extra for the binding
    • Coat lining (or quilt backing) 2 7/8 yards + 0.5- 0.75 yards extra for the internal binding
    • PLUS: 5-6 fat quarters for the design on the back of your quilt (you could also use scraps). Tip: You could use colours that match with the colours of your quilt coat lining.
    • A note about binding: you can make your own with the existing/ matching fabric  OR Bessie Pearl Textiles makes absolutely STUNNING bias binding which you could use as a feature binding- and you can use the code quiltcoat to het 15% off all full price bias tape and quilt binding here.

Outer fabric:

 Lining:

Robert Kaufman Mammoth Junior Flannel in Nutmeg
Kitchen Window Wovens in Sage
Kitchen Window Wovens in Doe Skin

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions at all or would like me to make you a custom bundle! 


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