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Simple pleasures, pressing hand pieced patchwork blocks 😍. #happyplace #patchwork #handpieced #handstitching #handstitched #runningstitch *#slowstitch * #pressing #quiltinprogress #quiltersofinstagram #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #imintheguild
*anyone else see the irony, that running stitch can be termed slow stitching? 🤣🤣🤣
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Today’s prompt for #greatbritishquilter is our favourite quilting shops. I’m going with the ones that over the years have kept me supplied with the basics, the inspiration and the quilt chat!
@pincushion_pantiles is my local , so needless to say it’s sometimes an extension of my stash, because let’s face it, it’s a lot easier for me to find stuff there than in my sewing room! I also teach there, and have designed their BOM for this year 🤓.
@thequiltroom is where I still get my quilts quilted, and buy my template plastic. I know, not very glamorous, but I could not survive without decent template plastic 🤷‍♀️.
@eternalmaker , Anna, constantly inspiring with her energy, enthusiasm and fabrics, yarn, coffee and cake 🥰.
@world_of_sewing_ , again, on my doorstep and who have all the sewing machine know how , notions and @vlieseline_uk products to keep me going!
Thanks again to @sarahashfordstudio and @quiltsfromtheattic for the prompts! #quiltshop #quiltshops #justacard #carolynforster #littlegemsquilt #patchwork #scrapquilt #shoplocal #shopsmall #lqs #tunbridgewells #makersgonnamake #carolynforsterquilts
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Today on #greatbritishquilter , our prompt is Top Tip. Over the years I’ve shared various things, but the most useful thing I can think of is, just get on and do it. No one is going to sew your quilt for you, no one else is going to learn to quilt for you. Believe in yourself to have a go, and do it! 🤓. On a more practical note you will get more pleasure from the processes by using the right thread, believe me.
🧵 50wt, sewing machine piecing.
🧵 28wt hand piecing
🧵 40 wt hand finishing binding
🧵 12wt big stitch quilting
🧵 28wt fine hand quilting
#thread #quiltingthread #sewingthread #therightthread #enjoytheprocess #makersgonnamake#carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #imintheguild thanks to @quiltsfromtheattic and @sarahashfordstudio for hosting!
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Here’s an in situ shot of my original Wagga Wagga quilt made with Japanese double gauze, and you can see the Fan hand quilting on this. The fabric really is a dream to work with😍. This has an 80/20 batting, lawn on the back and was quilted with @valdani_threads cotton perle no12, Betweens needle No6 for the big stitch quilting ! So the quilt I showed the other day will get a similar treatment! Cant wait to be cosy under it in the evenings quilting away! #naniiroathome #doublegauze #naniirofabric #naniiro #utilityquilt #waggawagga #australianbushquilt #utilityquilting #baptistfan #bigstitchquilting #handquilted #handquilting #patchwork #quilt #patchworkquilt #makersgonnamke #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #imintheguild #quiltersofinstagram #quiltsofinstagram ...

Today on #greatbritishquilter , it’s our sewing space. Always a thought provoking one as I stitch as much by hand as I do by machine. So really I could show you the armchair I stitch in every evening! However I’m going with the flow, and this desk is where I spend most of my day time sewing, and writing. It’s not always got the machine out at the front, , the computer takes it’s turn, but I’m on a roll with the sewing! Thanks to @sarahashfordstudio and @quiltsfromtheattic for hosting! #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #booksdontwritethemselves #sewingspace #carolynforsterquilts #carolynforster #imintheguild #jukisewingmachine #quiltmaker #quiltersofinstagram ...

Hi! I’m Carolyn and I’ll be taking part in #greatbritishquilter this week, hosted by @sarahashfordstudio and @quiltsfromtheattic 👋👋. I’ve made quilts and generally stitched since my teens, and now for many years have taught, written books (12 ish, a new one due out next year 🤓), and written for magazines including @todaysquilter , and have a you tube channel (at last), for my videos 😁. But basically everything is about patchwork and quilting! I do knit and crochet and sometimes make my own clothes, but really it’s about the quilts . I’m passionate about technique, and love that there are so many ways to make and quilt a quilt , truly something for everyone and and every fabric 😍. #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #quiltersofinstagram #tunbridgewells #quiltteacher #quiltbookauthor #quilter #handsewing #handquilting #moderntraditionalquilter#carolynforsterquilts #carolynforster #imintheguild ...

How are your #littlegemsquilt blocks coming along? The first quilt I made was in a vintage soft and faded colour palette, (this is this months block from that quilt), and as you’ll have seen the blocks I’m making each month now when we issue the new pattern are stronger and brighter. Anyone else, when they finish a quilt, think, I could do that again in a different palette? 🤔#toomanyideas #patchwork #quilt #patchworkquilt #quiltblock #quiltinprogress #fussycutting #handpieced #handstitched #handstitching #slowstitch #blockofthemonth #pincushionpantiles #handsewing #quiltersofinstagram #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #imintheguild ...

Joining Lucy @charmaboutyou for #saturdaynightcraftalong this week with my quilt binding! I was beginning to think I was the only one who took the picture on their lap, but @lovenatalieuk has too , so I know we’re both sitting comfortably 😆. Happy stitching one and all ! #quiltbinding #handstitched #handstitching #blue #homestretch #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforsterquilts #carolynforster #imintheguild #patchwork #quiltinprogress ...

I’m loving looking at the #naniiroathome tag to see all of the lovely thing stitched with their wonderful fabrics. A while back I made a quilt with them, and this is my second. It’s a WIP , but can’t wait to get it quilted. If you’ve not stitched with their double gauze yet, give it a go on something like this Wagga Wagga, (aka Australian Bush Quilt), as the large pieces make it a forgiving project! The pattern is in my book, Utility Quilting from @landauer_publishing 🤓. #quiltinprogress #flimsy #patchwork #utilityquilt #patchwork #waggawagga #australianbushquilt #naniiro #naniirofabric #doublegauze #doublegauzequilt #quiltinprogress #quiltersofinstagram #quiltsofinstagram #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #imintheguld ...

So this is what you do when you’ve had so much tech to deal with,😬, you make a mini quilt. To be honest, the block was made ages ago, and I’d done nothing with it. The fabric combo was too sweet to put in a samples folder, so now it’s a mini quilt, and I feel better. Some of you might have seen the new video about Mennonite Tack quilting that went up today. If you want to see all of the others I’ve done so far, you can search my channel on You Tube. It would be great if you subscribed too, as if I get enough I’m allowed to put my name in the channel URL. See I said I’d had enough of tech today! 🤣🤣. #patchwork #quilting #miniquilt #scrapquilt #quiltbinding #quiltersofinstagram #quiltsofinstagram #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #quiltingismytherapy #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #vlieseline #vlieselinebatting ...

On a roll with my hand quilting, Mennonite Tacks working really well with this scrappy quilt. So satisfying to get these fabrics into a quilt 😍. Details for those of you who like that stuff, size 6 Betweens needle (@johnjamesneedles ), no 12 cotton perle (@valdani_threads ). There should be a video for this stitch soon, if I can get my act together to do computer stuff today 🤓. #utilityquilting #handquilting #handquilted #scrapquilt #mennonitetacks #handstitching #patchwork #usewhatyouhave #quiltinprogress #quiltersofinstagram #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #imintheguild ...

Joining Lucy @charmaboutyou for #saturdaynightcraftalong 😃🧵. I’m stitching my quilt as you go hexagons together, and if I finish this I’ll do some knitting. So what are we all watching? I do recommend Staged with David Tennant amongst others, and obviously we’re all watching The Queens Gambit 😍, but any other binge worthy things out there that l’m missing? Happy stitching! #quiltasyougo #quiltingonthego #hexies #hexagonhappenings #patchwork #quiltinptogress #quiltersofinstagram #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #handstitching #handsewing #handquilting #handquilted #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #imintheguild ...

Patchwork stack, lots of blocks for a new version of the Envelope quilt from my book, Layercake Quilts and Gifts from @searchpress . If you’re asking Santa for quilting books this Christmas remember to ask him to order from your local quilt shop! I know I’m starting to think about my gift giving, making and buying and here’s a list of places close to me or close to my heart for the sheer loveliness of how they inspire us 😍.
@shoptheoldhaberdashery
@beyond_measure_uk
@sewingspace
@pincushion_pantiles
@hometown_in_rochester
@hoophaberdashery
@linladan
@trevormottramtw
@the_bicycle_bakery
@lepetitjardin
@basement_prints
#shoplocal #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #tunbridgewells #tunbridgewellslife #patchwork #quiltinprogress #scrapquilt #quiltasyougo #quiltingonthego #searchpress #makersgonnamake #quiltersofinstagram #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #imintheguild
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I started a new project today, a string block but with selvedges. I’ve often included them in string blocks with other scraps, but never used them on their own. I thought it would be so easy, they are selvedges, they get thrown away, what is there to think about. But no, I’m sitting here stitching and choosing and considering every one I pick up, every single one 🤦‍♀️. Nothing laissez-faire about this quilt 🤓. #patchwork #stringquilt #fabricscraps #everylastpiece #selvedges #quiltasyougo #quiltingonthego #scrapquilt #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #quiltersofinstagram #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #imintheguild ...

There was too much I was meant to start doing this morning, so I made a Pincushion. Thanks to @craftycupoftea for the inspiration 😍. And now I have no excuses left, so on with the proof reading, video stuff, website stuff and the new template packages! Oh, and telling folks I have a new Instagram page [@carolynforsterquilts ], for my books patterns templates and suchlike, but more of that to come 🤓. #pincushion #bigstitchquilting #searchpress #makkersgonnamake #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts ...

My hexagons are growing 🤓. #hexagonhappenings #hexagons #hexies #quiltasyougo #quiltingonthego #bigstitchquilting #bigstitch #patchwork #quiltinprogress #quiltersofinstagram #enjoytheprocess #makersgonnamake #handstitched #handstitching #handquilting #reusereducerecycle #carolynforster #imintheguild ...

Prepped and ready to sew. When I wrote my book Hexagaon Happenings (@landauer_publishing ), I stitched some quilt as you go hexagons in demos I did for the book. It ticked all of the boxes for me, hexagons and quilt as you go 😍. And then like a lot of things, I put it away. And now it’s out again. I played with the sizes and somewhat addictively over the last week have been stitching in every spare moment. Looking forward to sharing my progress🤓🧵. #quiltasyougo #quiltingonthego #hexagonhappenings #hexagons #scrapquilt #handstitching #quilting #handquilting #handsewing #aurifilno12 #aurifil #aurifilthread #vlieseline #vlieselinebatting #quiltersofinstagram #quiltinprogress #patchwork #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild ...

A bit of a teaser for the #littlegemsquilt of which the latest block is out this week, it being November! I’m not the most precise or accurate patchwork piecer, and fussy cutting is often beyond my patience level . But, every once in a while the block seems right for it. This was one. Pattern out this week from @pincushion_pantiles. #fussycutting #patchwork #detail #handpiecing #quiltinprogress #slowstitch #handstitched #makersgonnamake #tunbridgewells #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild #quiltersofinstagram ...

As some of you will remember, I’ve mentioned in passing that I’d be having a go at some Hints and Tips videos to share with you. Well, without further fanfare I’ve started to put them out into the World. It’s what you might call a soft launch🥳. They are on my You Tube channel, and now How to Tie a Quilt is on IGTV! I have a lot of quilt tying ideas in my book Utility Quilting , and the quilt behind me in the video is from this book! #tyingaquilt #tieingaquilt #utilityquilting #carolynforster #landauerpublishing #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #handquilting #handquilted #bigstitchquilting #quiltersofinstagram ...

Four down, twenty-one to go. When you’re going for a finish, but there’s still a way to go 🤓. Might start a finish on something else tomorrow, something that I’m closer to the finish line on 🤣🤣🤷‍♀️. #quiltinprogress #quiltersofinstagram #quiltsofinstagram #manxlogcabin #logcabinquilt #scrapquilt #makersgonnamake #patchwork #quiltasyougo #quiltingonthego #imintheguild #carolynforster ...

When there’s a lot of half finished stuff hanging around, but starting something new seems the way forward 🤷‍♀️. Have a productive stitching week! 🧵#patchwork #quiltasyougo #quiltingonthego #vlieseline #waddingscraps #useitup #scrapquilt #vintageembroidery #vintagetraycloth #repurposed #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster#imintheguild ...

Joining Lucy @charmaboutyou for #saturdaynightcraftalong with some hand piecing. Is sooo windy outside, so it’s cosy and relaxing with a bit of hand sewing. I forget how much I love doing this, I’ve had other priorities lately, so this is a real tradr😊. Happy stitching , and don’t forget the clocks ⏰ tonight ! #handpiecing #handstitching #handsewing #patchwork #quiltinprogress #fussycutting #littlegemsquilt #enjoytheprocess #makersgonnamake #carolynforster #imintheguild #slowstitch #quiltersofinstagram ...

Thursday morning view. Lots of stitching planned today, because lots of sorting and cutting was done yesterday 😃. #keepingitreal #patchworkingprogress #quiltinprogress #quiltersofinstagram #spanishwaterdog #fabricstash #usewhatyouhave #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild ...

For those of you keen to try your hand at the Manx Logcabin blocks, we’re having a small and socially distanced class in @pincushion_pantiles on 7th November. Check out Jenny’s website for details. I can’t wait to share this technique with you , along with hints and tips to bring it into the 21st century 😉. #patchwork #quiltinprogress #manxlogcabin #logcabinquilt #handstitching #handstitched #handsewing #quiltasyougo #quiltingonthego #portablepatchwork #quiltblock #quiltsofinstagram #quiltersofinstagram #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #slowstitch #carolynforster #pincushionpantiles #tunbridgewells ...

So as I promised , it’s giveaway time! I’m amazed and flattered at having gotten to 6k followers and I figured a little giveaway of two of my most favourite things that go so well together would be appropriate 😃. So like the post, comment below , tag a friend, and make sure you are following me , for a chance to win a packet of the new @clovermfg Wonder Pins and a copy of my ‘Quilting on the Go, Taking it Further’ book! The pins work perfectly for basting those squares to quilt! You have a week and then I’ll randomly pick a winner! #giveaway #quiltingonthego #quiltasyougo #handquilting #handquilted #carolynforster #landauerpublishing #clovernotions #cloverwonderpins #patchwork #quiltbook #quiltersofinstagram #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #imintheguild ...

Started my day by stitching some #sweethomequiltalong bungalow blocks from the cute pattern by @sharonhollanddesigns ! I can’t resist a house block! What did you start your day stitching? #sweethomequilt #sharonhollanddesigns #artgalleryfabrics #scrapbuster #sewyourstash #usewhatyouhave #patchwork #quiltblock #makersgonnamake #quiltersofinstagram #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild #patchworkhouse #fussycutting ...

String quilts, one of the reasons I fall in love with patchwork every single time I make one 😍. Because would you really put each of those fabrics together in a quilt block? Binding on and finished, with no small thanks to @thequiltroom and their Longarm quilting 😘. #stringquiltmagic #scrapfabricmagic #stringquilt #scrapquilt #patchwork #stashbuster #patchworkquilt #usewhatyouhave #longarmquilting #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild #quiltersofinstagram #quiltsofinstagram ...

Joining Lucy @charmaboutyou for #saturdaynightcraftalong with my table top quilt basting. And yes it is a Christmas quilt, but I don’t think it will be ready for this year 🎄🙄.
It’s not too early to mention Christmas is it? 🤔 M and S have got their limited edition Santa Percy Pigs out and my Son did take the Christmas Tree back to Uni, with the intention of getting it up ASAP! #quiltbasting #tabletopquiltbasting #tackingthread #quiltinprogress #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #patchwork #patchworkquilt #christmasquilt #carolynforster #imintheguild #scrapquilt #stashbuster
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When everything you are working on is in pieces and nothing is put together, so all I have for the week so far are more quilts like this, in pieces, or in progress 🤷‍♀️. #quiltsinprogress #patchwork #quiltasyougo #quiltingonthego #quiltersofinstagram #quiltsofinstagram #scrapquilts #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild #notenoughtimeintheday #spothecracks 🤣🤣 ...

When you’ve been ironing and cutting and sewing for days, on various different #secretsewing projects, but realise you go back again and again to to the @artgalleryfabrics stash for just the right fabrics to add that pizzazz 🎉😍. Which fabric companies do you find you’re Drawn to for just the right print? #fabric #stash #fabricstash #scrapquilts #artgalleryfabrics #makersgonnamake #quiltersofinstagram #carolynforster ...

Joining #saturdaynightcraftalong and @charmaboutyou Lucy for the first time in a while. But it seems appropriate as those autumn cosy vibes are setting in 🍂🍂 😃. I’m stitching some more blocks for a quilt that I thought would be fine with only 12, and then I lay it all out and it’s glaringly obvious that it should have 16. Or is that just me 🤔 and the ‘organic’ way that I work? It does however give me the chance to use my current fabric ‘crush’ from @artgalleryfabrics 😍, I just can’t get enough of this print! Other details include @clovermfg Applique Pins, @johnjamesneedles Needle, sharps no11, , @aurifilthread 50wt thread, colour 6725, and @makoweruk Optical white fabric, for those of you who like to know 🤓. Happy stitching everyone ! #applique #patchwork #quiltblock #handapplique #quiltinprogress #quiltersofinstagram #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild ...

Some days quilts turn out better than you thought 😍. A lot of stitching still to go, but heading in the right direction ! #manxlogcabin #patchwork #quiltinprogress #scrapquilt #logcabinquilt #quiltblock #green #cream #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild #designfloor #quiltsofinstagram #quiltersofinstagram ...