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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 21 November 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219408
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 450
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £14.99
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Quilt As You Go


A practical guide to 14 inspiring techniques & projects by Carolyn Forster (Author)

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Book Description

The focus of this comprehensive and inspiring book is its 14 quilt-as-you-go techniques.

Choose from a variety of hand- and machine-sewn styles including stitch-and-flip, envelope-style, lined circles, Suffolk puffs and cathedral windows. Each technique is photographed step by step, and then each completed, discrete block can be transformed into a stunning quilt project, which comes complete with full instructions.

If you like taking your creative work with you when you travel, love the convenience of working in small, manageable blocks, or simply want to try out some different techniques before committing to a full-size quilt, this book will help you achieve remarkable results. All the templates required are included at full size.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Fabrics 10
Threads 12
Tools 14
Joining on a sewing machine 16
Joining on a sewing machine 26
Hand quilting and hand finishing 36
Sew and quilt in one go 46
Potholder quilts 54
Japanese folding technique 64
Stitch and flip with scraps 74
Envelope quilt 84
Manx log cabin 94
Layered squares with frayed edges 104
Lined circles 112
Cathedral windows 120
Suffolk puffs 128
Pojagi 134
Templates 140
Index 144

About the Author

About Carolyn Forster

Carolyn Forster is a best-selling author on quilting. She started making quilts when she was a teenager and went on to study Textiles at the University of Bath. Since graduating, Carolyn has taught patchwork and quilting both in the UK and the USA and has had her quilts featured in a number of books and magazines, including Fabrications, Popular Patchwork and Patchwork and Quilting. Carolyn lives in Tunbridge Wells, UK with her husband and son.

Visit Carolyn's website www.carolynforster.co.uk


British Patchwork & Quilting

Ba comprehensive guide to fourteen different Quilt As You Go techniques with a project for each one. Quilt As You Go is piecing and quilting in one process, enabling smaller sections to be worked on at any one time. In the introduction, we learn why you might choose to use one of the Quilt As You Go methods and suggestions for which are suitable for hand, machine or both. 

There is a lovely section on the history of Quilting As You Go and methods from Japan (folded reversible patchwork), Korea (Pojabi or Bojabi) and India (Siddi) are also included. Equipment, tools and materials are discussed before moving onto quilting options by machine and by hand. An excellent section on binding follows including continuous mitred, square-cornered and two methods of machine-finished bindings, all of which have clear step-by-step instructions and images.

For each method, there is a full description of the process for making one block, including fabric requirements. Step-by-step images, again, make following the instructions simple and these are followed by the different joining options for the blocks. A full project idea is then given to make a full-sized quilt. Full-size templates are provided to copy.

This is an excellent book covering many of the most popular Quilt As You Go processes, including many project ideas. It is my book of the month.

Sew Magazine

Calling all quilters! Quilt As You Go is the ultimate guide for those who love practical speedy projects. Whether you like to travel with your latest piece, prefer to work in small, convenient blocks, or simply want to try out some different techniques, you're sure to find the ideal projects for you. You can choose from a variety of styles, including stitch-and-flip, envelope-style, lined circles, Suffolk puffs and cathedral windows. 

The Quilter

If you lack the space for layering up large quilts or just want a more manageable, and perhaps portable, project, quilt as you go (QAYG) when you piece and quilt simultaneously is well worth trying. There are different ways to do it and Carolyn is a recognised expert. In her latest book she shares 14 different ways to QAYG, from working by hand or machine only, to combining the two. First, she considers what you need, quilting basics and finishing your quilt, followed by a range of projects so you can explore the way you most like to QAYG and what will work best for the project at hand. If youve never given QAYG a go, this is an excellent companion to have by your side.


Quilt As You Go is a detailed, inspirational, and comprehensive book that explores the quilt-as-you-go technique.

The book contains 14 individual projects for quilt-as-you-go techniques including hand-sewing, machine sewing, log cabins, stitch-and-flip methods, cathedral windows and so, much more.

In the introduction of the book, Carolyn explores the history of quilt-as-you-go. I absolutely adore reading the history of techniques and I think this is such an important section to include as it shows that the book has been comprehensively researched. Again, the inclusion of this section as the start of a book is a true testament to Carolyn and her work ethic.

Carolyn then guides you through the tools and materials that youll need (threads, fabrics, needles, wadding etc) before then explaining quilting and binding techniques. The layout of the book is extremely accessible and intuitive.

Then Carolyn moves onto the 14 techniques. Im going to start off by saying how incredible they all are! Genuinely, each technique made me think oh my gosh, this is amazing! Ill start this straight away, then I turned the page and fell in love with the following technique, and the following technique, and the following technique and so on! Be prepared to fall in love with them all!

Carolyn starts by presenting each technique with some information about the history of the technique, the measurements, the methods involved and inspiration for developing it further. I really like that the requirements for each technique are clear, detailed and leave no unexpected surprises! I also really like that Carolyn encourages you to explore your own tastes and creativity when making.

The instructions for each of the 14 techniques comprise of clear textual, step-by-steps accompanied by labelled and coordinating photos. This combination is invaluable for supporting you as the maker. Carolyn then gives instructions, and inspiration, for joining your blocks together.

There are templates to accompany all the projects that require them. They are printed at full size which is always helpful as it means you dont have to do any increases.

The photography is utterly sublime. The level of sumptuous detail is breath-taking.

I can wholeheartedly say that this is the best patchwork book that I have read in a long, long time. It is my must-have book for 2021 and 2022 too! 5* (and Id give it more if I could!)

Crafts Beautiful

Choose from a variety of hand- and machine- sewn craft-alongs in Carolyn Forster's Quilt As You Go. This comprehensive guide shows step-by-step a range of different techniques and how each block can be transformed into a stunning quilt project. If you're looking to give different quilting styles a go before committing to a full-size make, this is the one for you.

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