Fashionable Quilted Vests

classic quilted vests

Classic Quilted Vests
Fons and Porter

I am a fan of quilting, and although I lack real skills, I can appreciate the skills and would love to make a quilt with any of these patterns. However, I just don’t want to WEAR a blanket as a fashion statement. In terms a fashion, these quilts are just a step above the sweatshirt makeovers we have featured all the time on this site. In fact, how about the combo of sweatshirts AND and quilting? 

I am impressed with the skills. I just wish they had used their quilting skills for good rather than evil.


back cover

decorations for vests

country style vests



  1. Quilted vests was a trend at one time. You have to give Fons and Porter credit, they started a quilting empire including a magazine and television show.

  2. Nice compare and contrast with the books! After the pure skankiness of yesterday’s offering, here comes the neo-Little House on the Prairie quilted vests.

  3. Between the matching quilt vests and the isolated farm atmosphere, am i the only one thinking this is giving off cult vibes?

  4. I feel like some of these wouldn’t have seemed so awful back in 1982, when the book came out? I can picture my 1982-era, Kindergarten-teacher mom wearing a couple of the more earth-toned patterns, for example.

  5. Literally quilted vests.

    The top-center one looks like it might make a nice pattern on a leather vest. If one wore leather vests. And skipped all that patterning on the light part.

    The ones on the right are just trying too hard though.

  6. Many of these, if I were to see them being worn, I would assume someone had cut up Grandma’s coverlet.

  7. 1982, huh? I always thought these kind of vests were more of a 70s thing. But then again, I was born that year, so they were probably out of style by the time I was old enough to notice them much.

  8. I just removed this book and several others like it from my library. While we have a lot of students who make various things in fiber arts – none of them want to make a hideous quilted vest!

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