//Carolyn Forster

Carolyn Forster

About Carolyn

Carolyn is an accomplished quilt maker, teacher and author of several books and patterns. Carolyn has been sewing quilts for over 20 years and just loves using up scraps. She is constantly inspired by vintage quilt blocks she finds on her travels and she brings them up-to-date with modern construction techniques – stitch n’ flip and Quilting on the Go are two of her favourites.

She teaches both in the UK and abroad – you’ll always find her at the Houston Quilt Festival and Market. She likes her classes to be a relaxed atmosphere where students can work at their own pace, develop new skills and gain confidence in their creative ability and she is keen to include advice on quilting designs and binding.

She has recently shared with us her ‘Joy of Sewing’ and we have a whole series of workshops coming soon on how to sew patchwork by hand – a great alternative to English Paper Piecing and not a stitch in sight!


Signature Technique

Quilting-on-the-Go. Enjoy small bits of quilting without the dread of quilting in one go.

Top Tips

  • Mix fabrics, even if they are not from the same collection, manufacturer or decade.
  • Little quilts are great because you can finish sooner and get ideas for larger quilts


Filming with Carolyn Forster

What a great day we had together with Carolyn last week and we have some really lovely workshops ready for editing;  Carolyn spent the day sharing with us her 'Joy of Sewing' and we have a whole series of workshops on how to sew patchwork by hand - a great alternative to EPP and not a stitch in sight! She also showed us how to design cable quilting which you can customize for your own quilt size; there is a super quick layer-cake bag and a wonderful woven scrap quilt too (see picture below).

We reach 100 (with some help from Carolyn Forster)

filming days that is ! How great is that and since we film more than one workshop/event each day it means there are SEVERAL HUNDRED videos for you to enjoy! Had another great day yesterday filming in the studio where we were joined by Carolyn Forster;     she showed us how she marks her quilts ready for Big Stitch and Utility Quilting as well as Amish Waves and she showed us lots of wonderful examples too plus two delightful little workshops from her Sew Jelly Rolls Quilts and Gifts book:   all to come so keep watching.


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