Big Stitch Quilting

Create nine stunning quilts and 11 desirable gifts using contemporary big-stitch quilting.

Big stitches sewn by hand lend an irresistibly tactile quality and visual style to quilts and other items, as well as being meditative and relaxing to sew. Each of the 20 stylish projects in this book is quilted using a range of big stitches, inspired by Boro, Kantha and Sashiko-style stitching.

Each project is shown step by step, with illustrations and photographs throughout to make the process simple to follow. Learn how to create nine gorgeous quilts as well as 11 gift projects, which include wrapping cloths, a Japanese knot bag, a pillow cover and coasters.

There is a comprehensive techniques section at the start of the book 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. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in this stunning form of hand quilting.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • What is big stitch quilting?
  • Historical and cultural examples
    of big stitch-style quilting
  • Tools & materials
  • Stitching the patchwork
  • Tacking/basting
  • Quilt designs
  • Quilting stitches
  • Binding
  • The Quilts – see right
  • The Gifts – see right
  • Templates
  • Index
Big Stitch Quilting Cover

The Quilts

Navy Borders
Octagons
Swedish Bars
Fabric Stack
Stepping Stones
Every Last Piece
Scattered Flowers
Quilted Vines Mini Quilt
Dolly Quilt

The Gifts

Coasters
Furoshiki cloths
Kitchen table topper
Sewing roll
Ruby McKim tulip pillow
Knot bag
Zokin
Hot water bottle cover
Golden pincushion
Lavender bags
Table centre