String Quilts: Sustainable patchwork projects using fabric scraps  **Release 9/12/23

String Quilts: Sustainable patchwork projects using fabric scraps **Release 9/12/23

Carolyn Forster

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18 scrap-busting quilts & accessories to make that won't hurt the planet

Many quilters are rediscovering a range of traditional patchwork and quilting techniques that, at their heart, are based on recycling and reusing materials. A style of patchwork that is true to this ethos, and which has been around for centuries, is string patchwork with its use of sewn fabric strips.  Due to the scrap nature of string quilts, they are good for using a wide range and eclectic mix of fabrics that, otherwise, would have gathered dust in the corner of a room.

Best-selling author, teacher and quilter Carolyn Forster will show you how to

  • transform old clothes and bedding, off-cuts and once-loved furnishing fabrics into 10 beautiful string patchwork quilts

  • All the quilts feature traditional blocks, so you can see how easy it is to create your favorite designs with an array of scraps.

  • Carolyn has alo included 8 little gifts and accessories to make with the leftovers from your quilt-making (!), so that nothing goes to waste – from a needle case and a quilt-notions pouch to a table runner and duffel bag.

  • A small section on all the materials and notions to get started, plus an invaluable techniques chapter

Quilters will have everything they need to create planet-conscious quilts, and in the process celebrate old quilt and patchwork methods from quilters of yore.