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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 27 November 2013
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844489466
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 155x215 mm
  • Illustrations: 48
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP: £4.99
  • Series: Twenty to Make
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20 to Stitch: Jelly Roll Scraps


by Carolyn Forster

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Book Description

Quilters and patchworkers all over the world are familiar with Jelly Rolls - bundles of coordinating fabrics manufactured by Moda, pre-cut into useful 2½in (6.5cm) strips. But what do you do with all those left-over pieces once you've made your patchwork quilt? Instead of assigning them to the waste bin, save them up and you will soon have enough to stitch at least one of the fun projects in this book.

Using simple sewing, quilting and patchwork techniques, there are twenty projects to choose from, including stylish cushions, pretty little bags and a handy pincushion, all of which are quick and easy to make. If you don't use Jelly Rolls, any odd scraps of fabric can be used instead - just cut them to size and away you go! All the templates are provided as well as some basic tips and techniques, and each project is accompanied by a list of the materials and tools you need, as well as clear, step-by-step instructions.

Table of Contents

Patchwork Dog
Bookmark & Book Cover
Little Drawstring Bag
Thread Pot
Mini Bunting
Hanging Fish
Flower Hair Snap
Stacked Pincushions
Hair Scrunchy
Plastic Bag Dispenser
Russian Dolls
Needle Book
Buttoned-up Cushion
Itsy Bitsy Bag
Tissue Pouch
Sunshine Pot Mat
Patchwork Placemat
Pincushion Scissor Keeper
Tabby Cat Cushion
Coin Pouch
Tips & Techniques

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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.

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


Love to Make

May 2016

This book has been around for a couple of years but we still thoroughly recommend it. It contains twenty excellent ideas for using up all your scraps of fabric as well as Jelly Roll scraps and Mini Charm packs. All the projects are designed to be easy to stitch and fun to work on, using basic sewing, patchwork and quilting techniques. A great little book for transforming those scraps you might otherwise have discarded into something beautiful for a gift or for your home. Projects include bags, pincushions, placemats, hair accessories and fabric pots plus much more.

Make it Today

July 2015

Carolyn's gorgeous book shows you how to transform those jumbled 2.5in jelly roll scraps (which if you're like us, you'll have lying around your craft room) into stunning little quilts and patchwork gifts. Packed with twenty colourful and inventive projects, and all the techniques needed to create them, this book contains an abundance of advice and inspiration for quilters and patchworkers of all levels. We love a bit of thrifty thinking!

Popular Patchwork

Apr 14

Compact and yet perfectly formed, this latest title by Carolyn Forster has some super-cute projects for using up your scraps. A perfect companion to her recent Sew Jelly Roll Quilts and Gifts title, it's an excellent little A5-sized book for starters in patchwork, quilting and stitching, and for scrap-friendly mini-projects if you hate waste. It may only be 48 pages long but the projects are packed in twenty of them in total. The templates are near the beginning of the book but sadly, due to the size of the book, are not produced at 100%, so make sure you have access to a print shop or enlarging photocopier. The projects are simple but useful little objects, and are confined to one page of instructions and one beautifully styled photograph to make the most of the space. I love the Russian Dolls, the Patchwork Dog, the Hanging Fish and the Plastic Bag Dispenser. This is great-value by anyone's standards and is perfect if your time and/or experience are limited.


Feb 14

This book is from their series of Twenty to Make and is very well priced at £4.99 - that's pretty much the same price as buying a magazine at the moment. A 'jelly roll' is the name given to a roll of pre-cut strips of fabric designed by Moda, an American fabric manufacturer which I hadn't heard of before, but any strips of fabric remnants will do perfectly well for any of these tasks. It's an excellent idea for using up those scraps of fabric we all hold on to - just in case! Inside there are tons of ideas, here are just a few of them:

Patchwork dog
Tissue Pouch
Mini Bunting
Tabby Cat Cushion
Thread Pot
Needle Book

The instructions are clear and concise and the photographs are set out so you can see both the finished project, and a close-up of some of the detail. I think this book would make a great gift, or project book as I think most people would want to make most, if not all, of the things in here, which unfortunately is not always the case with some craft books.


Craft Business

Jan/Feb 14

Quilters and patchworkers are familiar with jelly rolls bundles of coordinating fabrics manufactured by Moda, pre-cut into useful 2½inch (6.5cm) strips. But what should be done with all those leftover pieces from making a patchwork quilt? Instead of throwing them away, this book presents twenty projects which show the sewer how to create cushions, bags and handy pincushions using simple sewing, quilting and patchwork techniques. Leftover scraps of fabric can be used instead of jelly rolls. Fabric can be cut to size and used in the same way. All the templates are provided as well as some basic tips and techniques, and each project is accompanied by a list of materials and tools needed, as well as clear step-by-step instructions.


Jan 14

In the Twenty To Make series, this book features quick and easy projects to use jelly roll scraps and mini charms. There is a one page tips and techniques section and two pages of templates to enlarge. The remainder of the book shows the twenty projects. Each project is shown over two pages. The description and techniques are clear and there is a superb photo of every project. Make hanging fish, a patchwork dog, drawstring bag, pin cushion, tissue pouch and other useful items. An excellent little book.

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