Carolyn Forster Quilting-On-The-Go

ISBN 13: 9780955349911

Quilting-On-The-Go

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In Quilting-on-the-Go Carolyn explains how to break large quilt designs down into small, manageable sections that are easily quilted by hand or machine. Using her clear instructions you can piece a block on one outing, quilt it the next- and once you're ready to join the blocks, most of the quilting is already done. In the Basics section find everything that you need to know to prepare manageable pieces of quilting that you can then take with you wherever you go. No special equipment needed. The Project section contains 15 lovely quilts created using Quilt-on-the-Go blocks. Each framed block is pieced and quilted individually, using the full-size templates provided. Includes full-size templates, rotary cutting instructions and step by step diagrams and photos. As an extra bonus, the sashing/frame designs suggested for the projects create attractive secondary patterns across the quilt once the blocks are joined. Quilting-on-the-Go is quick, easy and effective.

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Carolyn started quilting when she was at school, and it has since then become an integral part of her life. Over the years her work has been featured in various British magazines including Popular Patchwork, Fabrications and Patchwork & Quilting Magazine. Her quilts have appeared on the television; both in the UK and in the US. She has contributed to books published by New Holland, That Patchwork Place and David & Charles. Her quilts have hung on display at Quilt Market in the US and she has recently designed projects for Makower fabrics. As a teacher she was inspired to write a book about making quilts and quilting them in small sections to help her students overcome the need to quilt a quilt in one large and often unwieldy piece therefore allowing their quilts to grow gradually and easily. Carolyn lives in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK with her husband and son.

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Quilting-On-The-Go is a manual for active quilters who crave how-to s on creating quilt designs in small, manageable sections, hand or machine quilted in pieced blocks or segments of multiple blocks. Divided into two main sections on Basics and Projects, the thrust of Quilting-On-The-Go is to provide projects and instructions for quilters who need to work in a variety of settings with no special bulky quilting equipment (like the large wooden traditional frames) needed. Patterns, designs and instructions for 15 beautiful quilts are included along with inspiring color photos of finished quilts. Step-by-step instructions with specific descriptions, organized lists of supplies needed for each project, and templates are included. In all, Quilting-On-The-Go is an invaluable, inspirational tool for the modern quilter who seeks to preserve something of past fabric arts using modern conveniences and do-able workbytes for a model. --The Midwest Book Review Wisconsin Bookwatch October, 2011

As appliquérs we all understand the joy we take from working on something by hand. Carolyn Forster loved piecing her quilts by hand but then she hit a wall when it came to quilting them. She always took her blocks with her to hand stitch them as she found spare time in her day, finishing the blocks was not a problem, quilting them was the problem. She solved this by working in a new way, she calls her method Quilting-On-The-Go with this method she can piece a block on one outing, quilt it the next once you are ready to join the blocks most of the quilting will be done. Carolyn explains how to break large quilt designs down into small, portable sections. The instructions are clearly written with photographs to illustrate each step in the process. You will find instructions for both rotary and template cutting as well as machine quilting and hand quilting. There are 15 projects given in the book complete with full-size templates to get you started. Instructions to sew a bag to carry your projects and materials around with you as you do your daily errands are also included. --Patti Ives, The Appliqué Society Newsletter, November/ December, 2011

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