Pub: Search Press Ltd
This redesigned collection of three of Carolyn Forster’s bestselling books -Twenty to Make: Jelly Roll Scraps, Sew Jelly Roll Quilts & Gifts and Little Quilts & Gifts from Jelly Roll Scraps – is ideal for any quilter wanting to bust their Jelly Roll stash with 44 gorgeous gift projects and 24 quilts. The quilts section is guaranteed to whet your appetite: there are 24 stunning quilts to choose from in a variety of sizes and styles, made using different techniques and quilting patterns. Choose from simple ‘brick wall’ and ‘log cabin’ designs, or create patchworks from diamonds, hexagons, tumblers and squares. There is a mix of hand and machine quilting, and full instructions are given for backing, binding and finishing your quilts. The gifts section contains 44 items to choose from – enough to bust any stash! Choose from cheery home items such as coasters, bags, pillows and toys, or select decorative items such as bunting, a wreath or some scented hanging birds. All the techniques needed are clearly explained step by step, and all the required templates are given at the back of the book.
Carolyn Forster is an amazing quilter..
and The Joy of Jelly Rolls showcases some beautiful projects and techniques.
A ‘Jelly Roll’ is a bundle of fabric measuring 6.5cm x 112cm and usually comes in a pack of 40 strips. These can be stitched together in a variety of ways to create a stunning quilt, bag or cushion.
24 quilts and 44 gifts, such as coin purses, coasters bunting and much more with detailed and easy to follow instructions, are perfect for beginners and advanced sewists. The quilts are beautiful and are through fabric choice, ideal for male and female, the sizes can also be adjusted, all it takes is a little bit of patience and flair.
The colour choice of the fabric used in this book ar truly amazing, and what I particularly loved was that each project method is given with a visual and written description. There are many projects to choose from, and with the addition of the templates included, this makes it a perfect ‘buy and get started right away’ book.
It is a perfect addition to any bookshelf, and with the glossy photographs and it’s soft cover, it is a useful and practical guide to sewing and quilting.
I loved the ‘Lavender Ravioli’ project, perfect to give as a small gift.
I made a useful ‘Tissue pouch’ and embroidered my name for decoration.
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