Big Stitch Quilting – A practical guide to sewing and hand quilting 20 stunning projects by Carolyn Forster

Description: Create nine stunning quilts and eleven 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 eleven 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.


We love creating and Big Stitch Quilting is full of the most beautiful examples just waiting to be made. If you are looking to create your own beautiful heirloom, or a special gift for friends and family this book is such an inspiration!

In Big Stitch Quilting, Carolyn Foster has combined a fascinating history of Big Stitch Quilting, together with the most stunning projects including nine gorgeous quilts and eleven gifts.

The Quilts include:

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

The Gifts include:

Coasters, Furoshiki cloths, Kitchen table topper, Sewing roll, Tulip Pillow, Knot bag, Zokin, Gift Hot Water Bottle Cover, Golden pincushion, Lavender bags, Table centre

There is also a detailed Techniques section including

Cutting, Chain piecing, Basting, Quilt designs, Quilting stitches (starting and stopping, big stitch, Mennonite tacks, Methodist knots, running cross stitch), Binding.

Plus additional helpful advice on Tools and Materials, Fabrics and Threads.

The book is beautifully illustrated with stunning photography and very helpful step-by-step guidance. Highly Recommended!

One of our Favourite Creative Books 2021!

Big Stitch Quilting – A practical guide to sewing and hand quilting 20 stunning projects by Carolyn Forster published by Search Press Ltd.