Saturday, 8 December 2012

Book Review: Sew Jelly Roll Quilts & Gifts by Carolyn Forster

'Sew Jelly Roll Quilts & Gifts' by Carolyn Forster is a beautiful book full of quilts to inspire.

As the title suggests all the quilts are based on a jelly roll of fabric which you can buy from most craft or sewing shops. It's absolutely beginner friendly and it answered a lot of my own questions as a novice.

It has 34 pages before the projects begin on a wide selection of topics such as 'What is a jelly roll?', 'Fabrics & Thread', 'Basic Sewing Equipment', 'Cutting your own strips', 'Stitching the patchwork', 'Basic quilting materials', 'Layering & Basting', 'Quilting', 'Binding', 'Labelling & Laundering' and 'Quilt size'.

There are then nine beautiful quilts which use lovely fabric to inspire you. The photographs are plentiful so you are in no doubt. There is an illustration or photo for each step.

There are also other projects such as a patchwork cushion, a bag and coasters which you can use your scraps for.

It also has three pages of templates which you don't need to enlarge on a photocopier and a glossary.

This book is an excellent introduction to quilting and will also be a fantastic addition to any quilter's collection.

'Sew Jelly Roll Quilts & Gifts' by Carolyn Forster was released in October and is available to buy from Search Press here.

Thanks to Search Press for sending me this book to review.

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