Strips & Strings with Carolyn Forster

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Strips & Strings with Carolyn Forster

Carolyn shows us how to make this beautiful quilt from the bits and pieces that might otherwise end up in the waste bin – often called Laundry Basket quilts,


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Strips & Strings scrap patchwork quilt

This delightful workshop is a great scrap quilt called Japanese Stars & Lanterns, and takes its inspiration from antique quilts which were often made with strips and/or strings. This patchwork can be worked by hand or by machine and is great for beginners too, since there is no accurate seam allowance needed.

Rotary cutting turntable

For trimming up the squares a rotary cutting turntable might be something to think about and certainly investing in a 6 1/2″ square ruler makes life much simpler when cutting for a large quilt. – see our little video in the General Interest section about new rulers and the turntable. – if you would like to purchase one go to :

Carolyn is available for teaching assignments and lectures and can be contacted at:


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We are thrilled to tell you that Carolyn will be joining us at a quilt retreat for a scrappy weekend in February 2018 at the fabulous Aztec Hotel and Spa in Bristol and if you would like to learn more about this – just click here.

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