Big Stitch Quilting : A Practical Guide to Sewing and Hand Quilting 20 Stunning Projects
by Forster, Carolyn







Introduction6(2)
What is big stitch quilting?8(2)
Historical and cultural examples of big stitch-style quilting10(4)
Tools & materials14(4)
Stitching the patchwork18(4)
Tacking/basting22(7)
Quilt designs29(4)
Quilting stitches33(5)
Binding38(6)
THE QUILTS
44(52)
Navy Borders
46(6)
Octagons
52(6)
Swedish Bars
58(6)
Fabric Stack
64(6)
Stepping Stones
70(6)
Every Last Piece
76(6)
Scattered Flowers
82(6)
Quilted Vines Mini Quilt
88(4)
Dolly Quilt
92(4)
THE GIFTS
96(42)
Coasters
98(2)
Furoshiki cloths
100(4)
Kitchen table topper
104(4)
Sewing roll
108(4)
Ruby McKim tulip, pillow
112(4)
Knot bog
116(4)
Zokin
120(4)
Hot water bottle cover
124(4)
Golden pincushion
128(4)
Lavender bags
132(2)
Table centre
134(4)
Templates138(6)
Index144


"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 a zokin tea towel, a wrapping cloth, a Japanese knot bag, a pillow cover and coasters. There is a comprehensive techniques section at the start of thebook 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"-





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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