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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 May 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218210
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 500
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £14.99

Big Stitch Quilting


A practical guide to sewing and hand quilting 20 stunning projects by Carolyn Forster

Book Description

Create 9 stunning quilts and 11 desirable gifts using contemporary big-stitch quilting

Hand quilting using big stitches has its roots in utility quilting, from Gee's Bend quilting in the US, to Japanese sashiko and boro through to Indian kantha stitching. Drawing on these traditional techniques, Carolyn Forster brings big stitch quilting right up to date and shows you how to create 9 gorgeous quilts as well as 11 gift projects that include wrapping cloths, a Japanese knot bag, a pillow cover and coasters. 

There is a comprehensive techniques section at the start of the book that explores the kinds of materials and fabrics best suited to big stitch quilting, the stitches and methods used, and how to assemble and finish your quilts, making this an invaluable resource for anyone interested in this stunning form of hand quilting.

Table of Contents




Tools and materials





- cutting

- chain piecing

- basting

- quilt designs

- quilting stitches (starting and stopping, big stitch, Mennonite tacks, Methodist knots, running cross stitch)

- binding



Quilt 1: Navy Borders

Quilt 2: Octagons

Quilt 3: Swedish Bars

Quilt 4: Fabric Stack

Quilt 5: Stepping Stones

Quilt 6: Every Last Piece

Quilt 7: Scattered Flowers

Quilt 8: Quilted Vines Mini Quilt

Quilt 9: Dolly Quilt

Gift 1: Coasters

Gift 2: Furoshiki cloths

Gift 3: Kitchen table topper

Gift 4: Sewing roll

Gift 5: Tulip Pillow

Gift 6: Knot bag

Gift 7: Zokin

Gift 8: Hot Water Bottle Cover

Gift 9: Golden pincushion 

Gift 10: Lavender bags

Gift 11: Table centre












































































































































































































































































































































































































About the Author

About Carolyn Forster

Carolyn Forster started making quilts when she was a teenager and went on to study Textiles at the University of Bath. Since graduating, she 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.

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