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So many projects on the go at the moment, and ideas to play with, it’s always hard to work out what to Stitch first! Here’s a string project that had a lull as I couldn’t decide on the posts, but I think I’m on track now! What are you stitching today? #stringquilt #stringquilts #patchwork #quiltinprogress #useeveryscrap #usewhatyouhave #sustainablesewing #sustainablequilting #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #quiltersofinstagram ...

Anyone else have separate pincushions for separate pin types ? Asking for a friend 😉. @clovermfg @cloverusa #pins #notions #clovernotions #pincushion #pincushions #haberdashery #sewingbox #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts ...

Now time to sit and hand quilt tonight with #saturdaynightcraftalong and @charmaboutyou Lucy! I’m starting out on my alphabet quilt and Baptist Fans in Big Stitch Quilting 🧵🤓🧵. You’ll probably see a lot of this on Saturday nights, as I’m on a roll to get it finished! #scrapquilt #usewhatyouhave #bigstitchquilting #utilityquilting #baptistfanquilting #baptistfan #handquilting #quiltingbyhand #handquilted #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts ...

And yes, at last the sun has come out for a full day in southern England 🌞.
And to celebrate here’s a mini quilt, table topper, coaster, whatever you want to use it for, that I loved stitching. It was for Twenty to Stitch Jelly Roll Scraps from @searchpress and incorporates so many of my favourite things; Scraps and big stitch quilting. And to be honest now I’ve got this out, wouldn’t it be fun to make a whole set for a summer picnic table 😃. If I start now I might be in with a chance 🤣🤣. #twentytostitch #searchpress #patchwork #quilt #miniquilt #bigstitch #valdanithreads #handquilting #handquilted #scrapfabric #jellyrollquilt #patchworkquilt #quiltingbyhand #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #sunshine #usewhatyouhave #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
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#monthlymarker
A day late, but I don’t think anyone noticed 😆. This quilt has officially moved to the downstairs tv watching quilting chair. So after sewing it and basting it in 2020, I’m getting on with the quilting 🥳. Which means you might get to see more than just the letters of the months! #alphabetquilt #patchwork #quiltinprogress #patchworkquilt #quilt #quiltersofinstagram #quiltsofinstagram #scrapquilt #usewhatyouhave #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #quiltingonthego
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Happy to be seeing this year out with my Top9 grid 😃. Always fun to see what you all liked! Thanks for following along ! #topnine #topnine2021 #patchwork #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #quiltingonthego ...

As I still can’t get my Top Nine for 2021, here’s my colours to keep us going! Always fascinating and gets me thinking about what I use 🤓. #colour #colour2021 ...

Love that moment when the quilting thread for that quilt and the thread I hand finish the binding with all get put away, quilt folded and on to the next one 🧵🤓🧵. #bigstitch #bigstitchquilting #navybordersquilt #bigstitchquiltalong #handquilting #handquilted #baptistfanquilting #baptistfan #utilityquilting #searchpress #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #quiltersofinstagram #finishedquilt #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts ...

I’d been planning a Twelve Days of Christmas set of posts but realised I’m on day three already, so you can count yesterday as two in one 🤦🏽‍♀️.
This is a great way to show some of the quilts that only come out for the season. I’ve gone with the tree skirt today as it’s probably the first patchwork Christmas thing I made . The pattern was from Possibilities (anyone remember them?). This was when I was at my peak of Christmas fabric buying, as I’ve never been too keen on a lot of them, so these were collected over a while!
This comes out each year to catch the needles 🤞in the hope that they are not scattered all over the house, taking me until Easter to get rid of them 😂.
#christmastreeskirt #christmas #patchwork #chritmastree #quilted #makersgonnamake #christmasfabric #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #twelvedaysofchristmas
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Seasons greetings ! It might be foggy and rainy here today but I’m having a few moments cosily stitching ☺️(so yes I’m having fun @colinwalton_waltoncreative ).
My Christmas wrapping this year reflected my usual trend of stitching reusable bags and wrapping cloths . I cross stitched snowflakes on to tea towels using variegated thread and used them instead of paper Furoshiki style (@mary_oriordan_quilts 😉). They can always be used for the seasonal washing and drying up, we live in hope 🤣.
The bags I made from the classic Japanese folded bag design that I have used in my books, including Big Stitch Quilting. I added Christmas labels that you can have made at lots of name tape shops! #reusereducerecycle #sustainablesewing #sustainablestitching #crossstitch #handstitchedchristmas #christmaswrapping #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #twelvedaysofchristmas #
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#twentytomake #twentytostitch
A tumblers one patch quilt flimsy from l Twenty to Make, One Patch Quilts @searchpress , looking a bit like jolly Christmas trees 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄. #scrapquilt #patchwork #onepatch #makersgonnamake #searchpress #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
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If you’re looking for a fun hand piecing patchwork project to take you through to the New Year then make sure you buy issue 83 of @todaysquilter 🤓. The templates for the World Without End Block were used for the Vintage Diamonds that I had so much fun stitching! You won’t want to miss out on this issue ! #patchwork #patchworkquilt #tiedquilt #scrapquilt #stashbuster #todaysquilter #handquilted #handpieced #handpiecing #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #quiltersofinstagram #quiltsofinstagram #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts ...

#favouritefabricfriday 🎉🎉
Today’s fabric is one I’ve had since I was in my teens. I used it in a cushion, EPP and diamonds ☺️, that I made for my Granny. This fabric was on the back and years later when she died I had the cushion back. Eventually I unpicked the front from the back and put this fabric from the back into my stash. So this is now waiting again for the project it will end up in🧐. I’m not usually a big pink fan, but the combo with the blue/teal hits the spot for me. The design has those detail lines too, which I love. I’m sure there’s a name for that 🧐?
Don’t forget to join in and share as I’m sure we could all do with a fabric post to brighten our day! #favouritefabric #fabricstash #sewyourstash #vintagefabric #reusereducerecycle #sustainablesewing
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Inspired to get my Christmas gift giving stitchery complete so I can get this Kawandi finished too. @lorena_in_syd has spurred me on , take a look at her Kawandi stitching, and you’ll see what I mean 😍.
Mine has got a real snowy Christmas vibe so nice to have it used this year! #workinprogress #quiltinprogress #miniquilt #usewhatyouhave #quiltingonthego #kawandi #kawandiinspired #patchwork #quilt #quilting #quiltasyougo #QAYG #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #sustainablequilting #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
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In preparation for #winaquiltwednesday I ventured into the attic and the quilt piles 😉. And then realised I could join in with @quiltsinthebarn and #sundayquiltstacks 😊. Obviously I realise everyone else’s stacks are neater than mine, I’m just keeping it real here 😂, and they are in the attic so no one usually sees them !
Anyone else stitching in front of the tv and @f1 today? Good job I’ll be stitching as I can barely even think about watching 😬. #stitchingsunday #quiltstacks #quiltpile #quiltsofinstagram #patchwork #patchworkquilts #quilts #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
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#saturdaynightcraftalong with @charmaboutyou and I’m stitching clothes, something I don’t share a lot on here, along with my knitting 🙄. I buy sewing patterns for garments and the fabric to sew them, and then grind to a halt. It’s not because I lack the knowledge, it just takes me a while to drum up the mojo. Needless to say some fabrics have waited so long they end up in a quilt rather than a dress 😂.
But tonight it’s the @annaallenclothing #antheablouse sewn in @merchantandmills linen, and a with their buttons too. I’ve yet to decide on the button colour, and I brought plenty to choose from 🤷‍♀️.
Enjoy your cosy stitchy Saturday night everyone ! #antheablouse #annaallenpatterns #sewyourownclothes #merchantandmills #makersgonnamake #memade #sewersofinstagram
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So here’s a little string quilt that’s been keeping me busy. You might have seen it in my stories when I was pondering setting options 🤓. You can see I work on the floor, with the ironing board leg moved as best I can 🤣. As usual with string quilts, so many ideas once the blocks are stitched and the wondering if I should make another so I can commit to the other layouts 🧐. And also the constant question of why do I seem to have more fabric in the scrap pile than when I started 🤷‍♀️. Enjoy your mid week stitching moments!
#stringquilt #quiltinprogress #patchwork #scrapquilt #usewhatyouhave #wastenotwantnot #sustainablequilting #sustainablesewing #createandsustain #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
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I’m not good at blowing my own trumpet, but @naomialicec has said what so many of you have been saying about my QAYG book and Big Stitch Quilting that have been published by @searchpress this year!
It means so much to me that you are enjoying and stitching projects from my books, and taking the time to let me know on here and personally ☺️. I know so many of you have this on your Christmas list, so looking forward to seeing lots of new quilts in 2022! #patchwork #quiltbook #quilt #QAYG #quiltasyougo #quiltingonthego #searchpress #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
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I was going to share a finished quilt, but the light is rubbish and the rain means no outdoor shots 🤷‍♀️. I spent some time yesterday having a sort and this batch of scraps made its way into to something quilted 😃. Some of these fabrics I’ve had since my teens, and the accumulation of them all together I find very pleasing on a another wet grey day ! #patchwork #patchworkquilt #onepatch #onepatchquilt #miniquilt #scrapquilt #usewhatyouhave #wastenotwantnot #quilt #handquilted #handquilting #bigstitch #bigstitchquilting #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts ...

#onepatch #twentytostitch #onepatchquilt #scrapquilt #searchpress #patchwork #stars #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess ...

#favouritefabricfriday 🥳
My selection today is part of my little mail order splurge from @hometown_in_rochester 😍. To be honest when I selected these I had no idea they would look so fab together. The floral is from Nonna by @giucy_giuce . The gingham, and to be honest , you can’t have too many ginghams 🤷‍♀️, is from the basics section and is a winner with this floral! #shopsmall #localquiltshop #stashbuilding #favouritefabric
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It was only as I set about posting this that I realised how Christmasy my choice of fabric feels 🤷‍♀️. Obviously the subconscious was in play when I stitched it!

#December #monthlymarker #patchwork #quilt #quiltblock #quiltinprogress #quiltersofinstagram #scrapquilt #usewhatyouhave #wastenotwantnot #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #alphabetquilt #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess
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