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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 25 September 2017
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782213772
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 350
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £12.99
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Sew Layer Cake Quilts & Gifts


by Carolyn Forster

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Book Description

This fantastic new book from highly respected quilter and author Carolyn Forster gives you nine beautiful Layer Cake (pre-cut 10-inch square) quilt designs, made using a variety of patchworking and quilting styles. Also included are nine accompanying ‘gift’ projects, which range from bags and pincushions to needlebooks and coasters although you may find them just too good to give away! All the techniques you need are clearly explained at the beginning of the book with easy-to-follow step-by-step photography, and the instructions for putting together each quilt are illustrated for clarity. All the necessary templates are included at actual size. 

Table of Contents

What is a layer cake?
Fabrics & threads
Basic sewing equipment
Cutting your own strips
Stitching the patchwork
Basic quilting materials
Layering & basting
Labelling & laundering
Quilt size
Winding Ways Quilt
Snowball Quilt
Marbles Mat
Envelope Quilt
Coaster Set
Spruce Root Basket Quilt
Broken Dishes Quilt
Drawstring Bag
Sixteen-patch Quilt
Needle Book
Birds in the Air Quilt
Lavender Birds
Window Panes Quilt
Memory Book
Apple Core Quilt
Guys and Dolls

About the Author

About Carolyn Forster

Carolyn Forster is a best-selling author on quilting. She started making quilts when she was a teenager and went on to study Textiles at the University of Bath. Since graduating, Carolyn has taught patchwork and quilting both in the UK and the USA and has had her quilts featured in a number of books and magazines, including Fabrications, Popular Patchwork and Patchwork and Quilting. Carolyn lives in Tunbridge Wells, UK with her husband and son.

Visit Carolyn's website www.carolynforster.co.uk


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Sew magazine

Using pre-cut fabric packs takes the bulk of work out of quilt-piecing, leaving
you to concentrate on the sewing. With this savvy approach, even beginners will be able to tackle the nine quilts here, made even easier by the  comprehensive instructions. No scrap is left behind either, with nine smaller projects that you can quickly make and give as gifts.

East Kent Embroiderer's Guild

Layer cakes are packs of pre-cut 10in (25.5cm) squares of fabrics, put together in beguiling combinations of colours and designs.  Experienced quilter Carolyn presents eighteen gorgeous projects using layer cakes to make quilts and other items to keep or give as gifts.  Following chapters covering the basics of tools and techniques, each project is shown in full colour with detailed instructions and trace-off templates where required.  Using these pre-cut squares saves time and sewers of all abilities can achieve success making these inspiring projects that are both fast and fun.  A useful addition to any sewers bookshelf.

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A good book for newbies and skilled.

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I received this book and it was everything I wanted and more!

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