Where can I buy quilted fabric

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Will Zach, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Will Zach

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    ...for a re-lining project? Looking for good quality, but not particular about type of batting. I know there is some cheap Chinese stuff on Etsy and eBay, but would very much like to be pointed in the direction of a good supplier, perhaps used by reputable jacket manufacturers. Thanks!
     
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    Thanks. That looks to be cotton, and double-sided. I think quilted jacket liners are single-sided and the fabric is nylon, but I could be wrong.
     
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    I was looking for this at one time too and found it surprisingly difficult to locate. Though I ended up going in a different direction so didn’t pursue it. Someone here must know though... Good luck!
     
  5. Peacoat

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    If you are able to find a quilted liner, you need nylon with an interlining of acrylic or polyester for warmth. Acrylic is the warmest man made material followed by polyester. You will never find an interlining of wool. That went the way of the wool interlining of the N-3B back in the late 60s. If warmth isn't a consideration, cotton will work.
     
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  6. GHT

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    If you have real difficulty in finding the quilting that you are looking for, have a local search for a dressmaker. Quilting isn't difficult for someone who knows what they are doing. The advantage to bespoke is that you can choose the wadding. It comes in various thicknesses, described as ounce weight. Two ounce, four ounce or eight ounce. A dressmaker would have an attachment that fits on the sewing machine that gave you perfect geometrical quilted lines.

    For what it's worth, my wife made and then sewed in, a calico quilted lining into a Parka that I once had. Sadly I can't show you a photo, the Parka has long since found a new home. But my wife does say that it wouldn't take long to both make the lining, and fit it.
     
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    Thanks @handymike. Mood Fabrics is based in NYC. I will visit them in person - they are known to offer advice.
     
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    Hi Will

    I have wool quilted Rayon in navy blue with a 2” diamond pattern if you want any??

    thanks

    Greg
     
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  9. Will Zach

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    Hi Greg. Thanks. I thought about contacting you (I saw quilted liner in your jackets) but was hesitating as I did not want to bother you.

    Much appreciated - very interested. I will send you a PM.
     
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    Hi Will

    Don’t worry about bothering me, I like to try and help you guys. I love the passion that all of you guys have and love to help were I can.

    drop me a PM when ever you like.

    thanks

    Greg
     
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    So, probably the best way to work this out is to contact a manufacturer of jackets and find out where they get theirs. Johnson Leathers in San Fran would be a good start. They might even sell you the fabric directly. Aero may also tell you where they get theirs. You don't want to experiment with a fabric that been tested for this use.
     
  12. Ernest P Shackleton

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    Shoot (pun intended...see later), while ya'll are on the subject, can you think of a website or youtube tutorial on how to lift the lining of a jacket? I have a hacking sportcoat that the quilted lining dropped. The lining is in good enough condition that I don't want to pay to have it completely replaced. I'm skilled enough to try to lift it an inch or two and hand sew it back into place. I have my ideas, but often in tailoring, I've found that my common sense problem solving hasn't always been the best way to go about it. It might work, but I could have done it easier and/or with better looking result.
     
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    I'm no genius. Improvise. Use what you have available. I once took a leather jacket, attached buttons, then attached an M-65 liner. The hem was a little long on the liner. So I simply folded up the hem, hand stitched, and cut off the excess. I used an old wool shirt, and stitched it into an old jean jacket. Nothing fancy. An old wool surplus blanket was stitched into a pair of jeans. Very easy to flip the pants or jacket inside out, and stitch along the seams, then flip it back.

    A poncho liner should be enough quilted fabric to use as a liner for any jacket or pants you are working with. They come in a lot of different colors.

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  14. Ernest P Shackleton

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    Any tailor or regional seamstress websites or youtube channels that might deal with sportscoat repairs? Yes, I could improvise. That's what I always do, but in this situation, I'd like to do a little research before I attack the problem and then learn a month later that, "Duh! I could have done THAT!" Patience. There's no rush.
     
  15. Will Zach

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    Correct. I contacted Aero a few days ago but no reply yet. Greg Field stepped in and offered some of his liner. If Greg is happy with his liners, I will be too.

    Regarding improvising, while I appreciate the thought, I wanted a liner that professionals like Aero, Johnson or Greg Field use. I, too, am surprised that it is somewhat difficult to locate these suppliers.
     

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