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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback wood-free paper, Matt lam cover
  • Publication: 02 March 2024
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800920828
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: £15.99
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String Quilts


Sustainable patchwork projects using fabric scraps by Carolyn Forster

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Book Description

Sustainable quilts made from your well loved items with the design inspiration of Carolyn Forster.

Many quilters are rediscovering a range of traditional patchwork and quilting techniques that, at their heart, are based on recycling and reusing materials. A style of patchwork that is true to this ethos, and which has been around for centuries, is string patchwork with its use of sewn fabric strips. Due to the scrap nature of string quilts, they are good for using a wide range and eclectic mix of fabrics that, otherwise, would have gathered dust in the corner of a room.

Best-selling author, teacher and quilter Carolyn Forster will show you how to:

  • Transform old clothes and bedding, off-cuts and once-loved furnishing fabrics into 10 beautiful string patchwork quilts
  • To create easily your favourite designs with an array of scraps featuring traditional blocks
  • Ensure nothing goes to waste - included here are 8 little gifts and accessories to make with the leftovers from your quilt-making including a needle case, a quilt-notions pouch, a table runner and duffel bag.

A small section on all the materials and notions to get started, plus an invaluable techniques chapter, is included.

Quilters will have everything they need to create planet-conscious quilts, and in the process celebrate old quilt and patchwork methods from quilters of yore.

Table of Contents

History of string quilts
You will need
Piecing + sewing
Basic string Block designs
Layering + tacking/basting
Labelling + aftercare

Vintage Crumb Log Cabin, String Snowball, Basic String Block, Blue String Stars, Half Log Cabin, Wonky Squares, Stars + Spiders Webs, Framed Tulip Applique, Vintage Embroidered Tea Cloths, Housetop Sawtooth Star

Selvedge-edge Scrap Basket, Tiled + Quilted Shirt-backed Pillow, Tulip Table Runner, Snowball Pincushion, Thread-saver Gift Tags + Notecards



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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


Customer Review

What a beautiful book.

Ive enjoyed looking at this new book my Carolyn Foster. There are some beautiful photos of stunning quilts. The instructions seem nicely presented and easy to follow. It may be a bit challenging for a total beginner but anyone with basic sewing/quilting knowledge should find this book inspiring. Like most people that sew, I have a mountain of scraps and this book will encourage me to make something beautiful out of them.

Customer Review

I already have a couple of books by Carolyn Forster and was very happy to get my hands on this one!

With a sustainability theme throughout, the book covers a great selection of patchwork projects to use up leftover fabrics and scraps, from larger quilt projects down to a little pin cushion. Im looking forward to making the quilted pillow the technique for the pillow back is one I hadnt seen before.

It also goes into detail about fabrics and foundation materials as well as on techniques like appliqué and stitch and flip methods. Each section and project has clear pictures or diagrams to illustrate the steps involved. The colour scheme throughout and the fantastic photographs make it a great book visually too!

Customer Review

This is a great book and guide. Carolyn explains everything clearly and with pictures to help you follow it well. There are some very lovely pieces to make in this book and I will enjoy making things for many weeks to come.

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