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So if you’d like to see all of the projects and quilts from my new book Big Stitch Quilting @searchpress then I’ll be on @createandcrafttv tomorrow (Sunday) chatting about the book and the quilts 😃.
And if you’re free on Saturday 5th June we’re doing an in person book launch with @pincushion_pantiles , more on that later! #bigstitch #bigstitchquilting #utilityquilting #handquilted #handquilting #runningstitch #quilting #patchwork #patchworkquilt #carolynforsterquilts #carolynforster #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #quiltsofinstagram #quiltersofinstagram
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Kicking off #favouritefabricfriday with this one 😍. It’s actually an old top (from @whitestuff ) that when I brought it, I sort of knew I would end up putting it in a quilt 🤷‍♀️.
There have been lots of great chats on Instagram about sewing sustainably. Check out @sherrilynnwood , @zakfoster.quilts , @heidi.parkes and @amandanadigart and @create.and.sustain for lots to think about!
I know we all have stories like mine , be great to hear them and show the fabric. Use the # and we can all have a look 🤓. #reuse #reusereducerecycle #suatainablesewing #favouritefabricfriday #favouritefabric #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess
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Look out for the new edition, 75, of @todaysquilter . As well as all of the usual quilt goodness, my scrappy string quilt is on the cover, with full instructions inside. Can’t wait to see you all getting started on your own versions 🤓. #scrapquilt #stringquilt #usewhatyouhave #patchworkquilt #patchwork #todaysquilter #quilt #quiltsofinstagram #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts ...

When you put your phone down and wonder why you can’t find it. Current projects shown , binding a quilt (secret sewing 😉),whole cloth Kawandi (yes that is more of my favourite fabric from @catheholden 🤷‍♀️), and new knitting in my project pouch (from @carollesleyquilts 😍). It’s all keeping me busy in the evenings! #handwork #slowstitch #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #stitchtopiauk ...

And the days get closer for my book to be out there in your hands🥳. @searchpress have a free project using my favourite things, Big Stitch Quilting and Japanese Knot Bags! Hop over to their site to download 👍. This bag is great for keeping all those lovely threads in that you’ll be using on the book projects and quilts! #bigstitchquilting #bigstitch #handquilting #handstitched #gandstitching #freeproject #searchpress #bag #japaneseknotbag #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #tunbridgewellslife ...

There is so much happening in the next few weeks and so much to tell you 😁.
Today I’ll start by saying how excited I am about classes starting next week at @madeandmaking 🤓. We will be exploring Manx Logcabin Patchwork, and I’m getting more samples prepped, as after making my first quilt, I have so many more ideas for stitching these blocks. (I’ll even be looking at sewing them on the machine, if hand sewing isn’t your thing!) It’s a great technique for portable stitching, so if you’re planning a Staycation , this is the perfect hand stitching to take. Sarah has a lovely classroom, and for those of us lucky enough to have been there before, it’s a very safe and friendly, with good SD practices. So if you’re looking to ease yourself in to getting out then this would be a lovely one to start you off ! #manxlogcabin #handstitched #handstitching #madeandmaking #makersgonnamake #patchwork #quiltinprogress #logcabinpatchwork #shortquilt #sustainablesewing #quiltersofinstagram #enjoytheprocess #usewhatyouhave #sewyourstash #scrapquilt #reusereducerecycle #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
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Joining @charmaboutyou Lucy and #saturdaynightcraftalong 🥳🥳. Finishing up on the Big Stitch Quilting on this scrap quilt. I honestly thought the quilting would get lost in this busy print on the border, but no, there it is, standing proud.😍. One more good reason to get going on Big Stitch! If I’m good,I’ll be taking the tacking out later tonight, party , party 🤣🤣. #bigstitch #bigstitchquilting #searchpress #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #handquilting #handquilted #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #runningstitch #quilting #quilted ...

At odd times this week I thought about what my #favouritefabricfriday share would be today. I even took a picture of a hot contender. But this morning it seemed obvious that it had to be this Flea Market Moxie print by @catheholden for @modafabrics . I’ve been stitching it into projects on and off since I brought it, but this week it’s been a feature fabric in my current quilt making, and I’m even going Big by stitching a panel into a Kawandi style whole cloth mini quilt. So those are my plans with this favourite fabric, what are your plans for yours ? #catheholden #showmethemoda #favouritefabric #carolynforsterquilts #makersgonnamake #sewyourstash ...

I know it’s not stitched together yet, but it’s always worth testing it in the early stages for ‘lay ability’ 🐶. #quiltinprogress #spanishwaterdogsofinstagram #quilttester #scrapquilt #designfloor #carolynforsterquilts ...

Does your head feel like this? So many ideas and things to juggle to fit in a day, a week or this month 🤪. Make your Monday a good one ! #patchwork #quiltblock #scrapquilt #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #usewhatyouhave #sewyourstash #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts ...

Joining Lucy @charmaboutyou for #saturdaynightcraftalong and everyone else out there! There’s a lot of hand quilting going on, and it might look chaotic, but I know what I’m doing 🤣🤣 #doingwhatilove #handquilting #bigstitchquilting ...

I’ve been toying with the idea of a #monthlymarker for a while now, and honestly thought that this month I would have made the alphabet block for May. But seemingly not, so I’m using the block from a quilt I made last year (but haven’t quilted yet 🤷‍♀️). I’ve even, rather pessimistically photographed the J for Next month incase I still haven’t got my act together 🤔. #may #patchwork #alphabet #quiltinprogress #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #quiltersofinstagram ...

Today on #favouritefabricfriday I’m choosing this print by @karenlewistextiles 😍. I treasure this price printed by her on a cotton linen mix, but I’ve used the same print in a neutral in lots of wonderful sewing projects from @robertkaufman . This print was from the Bloomsbury range, and it’s so happy isn’t it? Which fabrics are making you happy today? Share using the # and we can all enjoy! #karenlewistextiles #fabric #favouritefabric #patchworkpotential ...

Goals for the week, get this quilted, pressed first obvs 🙄 . All the blocks from my book Twenty to Stitch, 5in quilt blocks @searchpress_na @searchpress #quiltinprogress #patchwork #samplerquilt #twentytostitch #searchpress #quiltbook #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #quiltersofinstagram #pincushionpantiles 😉 ...

Sharing before I forget 🙄. This is the finished top from the BOM I did for @pincushion_pantiles over the last year. It’s got a plain border, as opposed to the pieced border on the finished quilt that many of you saw in the shop. I know some of you have finished your quilt tops, don’t be shy, let us see them! #littlegemsquilt #handpieced #handpiecing #handstitched #patchwork #quilttop #quiltinprogress #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #pincushionpantiles #blockofthemonth #tunbridgewellslife ...

Joining @charmaboutyou Lucy for #saturdaynightcraftalong 👋👋. I’ve had a lovely day in the sunshine and at my LQS, and really haven’t talked so much in ages ☺️. So I’m resting my voice and sitting back with some hand piecing. It actually makes feel that holiday feeling of sun and wind and sunscreen 😎. Hope you have all had a good one ! #patchwork #handpieced #handpiecing #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #quiltinprogress ...

#postcardquilt @zakfoster.quilts ...

And on this #favouritefabricfriday I’m sharing a new addition to my stash. This is California Bloom, a @libertylondon Tana Lawn. 😍 This was the one that caught my eye when up in the shop this week. I was asked what I might make with it when I purchased it. You often get asked that in a fabric shop, and my lame reply is that I’m not sure yet, but possibly destined for a quilt. I don’t tell them that it could be in a few years time, but that is often the reality. I’m not great at buying fabric and knowing where it will end up, and that also means that when folks see a lot of my quilts, the fabric in them has been collected over many years, and that’s just how I sew, from my stash. So this lovely piece has been added to my stash, and may or may not be seen with soon. Any new additions to your stash this week? #libertyfabric #libertytanalawn #stashenhancement #favouritefabric ...

Took some time yesterday to photograph some quilts , or in this case a quilt top, yet to be quilted🤷‍♀️🧵. Too big for the washing line and at least it didn’t flap about. But when I see them on the grass, I’m thinking picnics 🥪🧁😋. #quiltersofinstagram #quilttop #patchwork #scrapquilt #quiltsofinstagram #sewwhatyouhave #sewyourstash #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #quiltsinthewild #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts ...

Yeah my postcard arrived from @the_virtual_thread , and it is such a treasure😍. Now to get my head around making a quilt block inspired by it 🧐🪡🧵. Thanks to @zakfoster.quilts and @amandanadigart for having us stretch our creative brains! #postcardquiltwip #newness ...

#favouritefabricfriday 👋. And it’s this print from @heatherrossinsta 😍. For a lot of you, need I say more? This is from her Far Far Away 2 collection from @windhamfabrics . I love this sort of isolated image, but especially the taupe with the turquoise and lime green. Definitely one when I think that I should have brought more 🤷‍♀️. Remember if you have a moment to share your favourite fabric today, we’d love to see it ! #favouritefabrics #favouritefabric #heatherrossfabric #windhamfabrics #patchworkfabric #fabricstash #taupe #lime #turquoise ...

Trying to get a good flat shot but too breezy 🙄. Nice to see it in the wind though, especially as there’s been some interesting chat about how we see quilts on here lately 😃. It’s a flimsy, to extra floaty! #quiltinprogress #quiltsofinstagram #patchwork #hexagons #hexiequilt #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #hexagonhappenings #landauerpublishing #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #machinestitched ...

And just like @karenatsomerset says, when there is a lot to sew, you might as well squeeze in some pincushions. 🪡🧵🤪FYI it’s a stuffed version of the beach hut key fob from Joy of Jelly Rolls, @searchpress . #pincushions #pincushion #littlehousepincushions #jellyrollscraps #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #pinnies #searchpress ...

Getting me to think outside the box with this fun #postcardquiltwip 🤓. Still just time to sign up over on @zakfoster.quilts . Never hurts to go outside my comfort zone 🤞. ...

I loved this quick stitch mini quilt (coaster, whatever🤷‍♀️). So satisfying to dig into the saved precious selvedges strips. I’m hoping that by posting my little finish on here, and telling you all I made it as a gift, I’ll be more likely to send it to the recipient, instead of hanging on to it, as I just love it 😍. #gayg #stringquilt #selvedges #scrapquilt #quiltasyougo #quiltingonthego #wastenotwantnot #usewhatyouhave #patchwork #quilt #patchworkquilt #quiltsofinstagram #quiltersofinstagram #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #miniquilt ...

Quilts and gardening, pretty much summing up my Easter Weekend 🌸🧵. Hope you are all enjoying one or the other, if not both! Sadly not my garden in the shot , but the quilt is mine from Big Stitch Quilts from @searchpress out in May! So as not to miss out , pre order from @pincushion_pantiles , Search Press, your Local quilt Shop etc.... This quilt is a combination of my favourite blues and my favourite quilting design, Elbow Quilting in #bigstitch 😍. So many quilts and projects for you to quilt your way into Summer with! #bigstitchquilting #searchpress #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #handquilting #handquilted #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #quilt #quilts #quiltersofinstagram #quiltsofinstagram #baptistfanquilting #utilityquilting ...

For #favouritefabricfriday today I’m sharing a print from @modafabrics. It’s from one of the collections by @sandyklop . I love that retro 1930’s vibe, and this fabric is featuring in my next Kawandi Quilt. So it’s on the cutting mat and ready to go 🧵. Hope you all have time to sort through some #favouritefabric this Good Friday! #showmethemoda ...

Completed #kawandiquilt number 3 last night 🧵. So many ideas for future ones, and moving out of my comfort zone fabric palette! If you fancy sewing one with me take a look at @stitchtopiauk and the sewing and garden retreat at the end of July this year! Who knows how many I’ll have made by then 😃. Check out @therootconnection and @margaretfabrizio for lots of inspiration too! #siddiquilts #kawandiquilts #siddiquilt #texture #runningstitch #qayg #scrapquilt #patchwork #quiltersofinstagram #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #stitchtopiauk #holidaystitching #stitchingholiday ...

#igquiltfest2021 and a catch up. Favourite Finish. I’m falling into the bracket of its always the quilt I’ve just finished 🤷‍♀️. So showing you the labelling on my recently complete Kawandi quilt, number two! You all know how much I’m enjoying exploring this technique and I’ve decided to document my progress by numbering each quilt. 🤓. The woven labels I put on all of my quilts, but the numbering is specific to these. FYI the back of my Kawandi are cotton tea towels! #quiltlabels #quiltlabelling #makerunknown not #crossstitch #handstitched #handsewn #embroidery #bigstitch #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #stitchtopia #craftholidays ...

#igquiltfest2021 , Texture. It’s a fine line with me as to which is my favourite, patchwork or the quilting? But I do believe it’s not a quilt until
it’s quilted!
I love making this quilt pattern (from Big Stitch Quilting , @searchpress , out in May!), and have made a couple of different colour versions. And l love seeing the lines of quilting bring that open space to life ! #bigstitch #bigstitchquilting #handquilting #handquilted #quilting #quilted #quiltersofinstagram #quiltsofinstagram #patchworkquilt #patchwork #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #searchpress #booksdontreviewthemselves #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess
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Today’s #igquiltfest2021 prompt from @amyscreativeside is bindings.
I’m a big believer in the right binding for the quilt and that means I work with two basic binding, mitred corner and square cornered. Within the mitred method I have four different finishes, and if you swipe back a few posts I talked about some of those the other day.
Sometimes the binding of a quilt is the thing I spend longest choosing fabrics for. In my eyes it’s the last chance to say what you want to say with that quilt whichever edge finish you chose 🤓. #quiltbinding #bindingaquilt #finishedquilt #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #bigstitch #bigstitchquilting #bigstitchbinding #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #handstitched #handstitching #quiltsofinstagram #quiltersofinstagram
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Yeah! #favouritefabricfriday 😃. I can’t say I’ve stitched anything with this fabric yet as the pieces I have (and there aren’t that many) are about 1in x1/2in in size. It’s a vintage fabric that is part of a cut, but not yet pieced quilt, that I brought a while back. All of the pieces are tiny, as are the blocks. Somehow because the fabrics come in such small pieces they look so much more like treasures. And its tantalising to think what I could have stitched with bigger pieces 🧐. #vintagefabric #fabricscraps #untoldpossibilities #fabrictreasure #oldfabric #noscraptoosmall ...