This orange double wedding ring coat is sooooo vibrant! The rings consist of individually stitched together feedsack patches, which are then stitched to the orange background. This coat has a lot of structure, and the cotton batting is quite thick. It is collarless, and has an internal patch pocket (so as not to interrupt the wedding ring design on the exterior). The original quilt had considerable wear and tear; we re-used pieces to patch the worn areas with sashiko-style visible stitching.
Length (Back): 26”
About the quilt pattern: the Double Wedding Ring quilt pattern was first published in the late 1920s, and soon became THE quilt of choice for mothers and grandmothers to make as gifts for family weddings. This is not a simple piece to sew—the intertwined arcs require precision and skill when cutting and sewing.
DESIGN & FIT
Cut and sewn in the style of a traditional chore coat or barn jacket, m.a.b.e.l's quilt coats are made from vintage "cutter" quilts from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Unless otherwise specified, all the original quilts are 100% cotton with cotton batting and handstitched.
m.a.b.e.l’s quilt coats are generously sized and can be worn slouchy or true to size. The Dolman sleeves allow for ample room and layering. Depending on your height, the jacket hits from mid to low hip. There is no front closure. The sleeve cuffs are wide enough to fold back.
About the quilts
m.a.b.e.l loves old quilts, and we're inspired by the workmanship and creativity of their original makers.
Some quilts have surface damage, missing patches, or holes. We’ve hand-mended and reinforced those spots, using cotton and linen threads and reusing scraps and other patches from the same quilt. Please see close-up photos for details of this mending.
We mend ‘sashiko-style,’ meaning the mending stitches are visible. Sometimes we use threads that match the area being mended. Other times we use a contrasting thread.
We thoroughly wash each quilt (before cutting) and garment (after sewing), but keep in mind that most garments have some discoloration or slight staining. It’s part of the story.
Your piece is meant to be worn A LOT, and washed when needed. We have machine-washed each piece after sewing on the gentle cycle. You can do the same.