Hand-Stitched Quilts

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Learn how to patchwork and hand-stitch quilts using one quilt and 27 creative blocks.

Slow stitching and mindful crafting is more popular than ever, and with just a few notions you can peacefully create a stunning quilt entirely by hand, in your own time and at your own pace.

In her brand-new book, best-selling author and teacher Carolyn Forster will demonstrate all the techniques to hand-piece a variety of blocks and hand-quilt them together, so you not only have a beautiful hand-made quilt at the end but you can join thousands of other people today who are returning to the roots of traditional patchworking and quilting.

Through a series of ‘bite-size’ lessons, you will be taken through the process of making your quilt chronologically, so you not only understand the order in which to craft your quilt, but you build up skills as you progress through the book. Learn how to cut out your fabrics with and without templates, how to sew your patches together, and then get stuck into sewing a gorgeous library of blocks! There are 27 different blocks to make, each with its own piecing instructions, piecing diagrams, and helpful photographs that show the front and back of the block. Templates for every block are included at the back of the book, at full size.

Once your blocks are ready to go, Carolyn shows you how to quilt them, using a combination of hand stitching and big-stitch quilting. Illustrated instructions are also included on how to construct and bind your quilt at the very end.

With dozens of exquisite blocks to make, and useful and inspirational information throughout, this is a beautiful book that will take the mystery out of making hand-stitched quilts, and spark your quilting ideas for years to come.

Ask at your local patchwork and quilting shop.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Quilt Materials
  • Piecing Materials
  • Cutting & Sewing Fabric
  • Equipment for Hand Piecing
  • Starting to Stitch
  • Piecing
  • Book of Blocks

The Blocks

Two Patch & Four Patch, Half Square Triangle, Kansas Dugout, Flying Geese, Album, Bright Hopes, Spools, Bow Tie, Snowball, Mill & Star, Courthouse Steps, Woven Ribbons, Pansy, Grandmother’s Star, Western Star, Wishing Star, Drusilla’s Delight, Southern Star, Arrowhead,  Carpenter’s Wheel, Marbles, Water Wheel, Sailor’s Joy, Cassiopia, Turkey Tracks, Thirties Tulip, Sunburst.

  • Adding Sashing & Post Squares
  • Making the Quilt your Own
  • Sewing the Quilt Together
  • Tacking / Basting & Quilting Necessities
  • Tacking / Basting the Quilt
  • Hand Quilting
  • Binding the Quilt
  • Labelling & Aftercare
  • Patchwork Templates