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When you knew all the time you were quilting this last night that it wasn’t the right design for the patchwork. But you kept on going anyway. So tonight I’ll be unpicking it 🙄. Because if it’s not right, it’s not right. #keepingitreal #quiltersofinstagram #unquilting #handstitching #handquilting #utilityquilting #bigstitchquilting #enjoytheprocess #makersgonnamake #carolynforster #imintheguild ...

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Day two and quilt number two to be basted. I’ve only enough safety pins to pin baste one quilt at a time , so I alternate between that and hand tacking. I’ve got my kit ready, but am changing it up on the needle front. (I really know how to have a good time 🤣🤣). Testing out @tulipneedles_eu , Roxanne Needles, @johnjamesneedles and @merchantandmills . They all do a blasting needle, so it will be interesting to see the differences, and if I have a favourite ! #quiltinprogress #quiltbasting #handstitching #quiltsofinstagram #enjoytheprocess #makersgonnamake #carolynforster #imintheguild ...

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FYI, I’m all good with the Pantone colour for 2020 😃. Blue is one of my favourite fabric buys, so I should have plenty to work with when inspiration strikes! In the meantime here’s a peak at one of my string quilts where blue is very much the colour! The quilt came back from France last week where it had been in the QuiltMagic magazine. Good to have it home! #blue #classicblue #pantone2020 #stringquilt #usingalloftheffabrics #patchwork #patchworkquilt #magicpatch #editionsdesaxe #carolynforster #imintheguild #quiltersofinstagram ...

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A couple of days of table top basting ahead. I’m getting these done so that I have some quilts ready to be quilted over the holiday season. And I’ll need the dining table to host the meals! Because you don’t really need folks eating off of a quilt 🙄. #gettingprepared #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #quiltersofinstagram #safteypinbasting #quiltbasting #readytohandquilt #carolynforster #patchwork #quiltinprogress #imintheguild edited: the safety pins have Quilters Delight grip covers on them to make them easier to hold ! ...

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I always love to see everyone’s #topnine2019 and it’s interesting to see what mine were. I’m happy to say that this is pretty representative of me, my making and my posting 😃. Exciting to see what 2020 has to offer! #carolynforster #imintheguild #searchpress #todaysquilter #patchwork #sewyorstash #scrapquilts #stringquilts #tqhandpiecedsampler #handpieced #handquited #bigstitchquilting #vintagefabric #vintagequilts #quiltersofinstagram ...

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Having a tidy up, found this Hexagon project and fell back in love with it! That’s the great thing about having so many different projects on the go (forever) ! At least that’s what I tell myself 🤣🤣. Happy Sunday stitching! #patchwork #scrapquilt #handpieced #hexies #nopapers #hexagonhappenings #hexagon #sewyourstash #hexagonpatchwork #onepatchquilts #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #imintheguild #carolynforster ...

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Don’t know if I was more inspired to start knitting a new cosy hat for this frosty weather by the lovely yarns I’ve been looking at or the fabulous basket made by the talented @pinkgillyflower 😍. I treated myself when I was in @pincushion_pantiles this week as Gill had taken some lovely new ones to the shop! Off to look at knitting supplies now to keep in it! Keep cosy and keep busy! #pincushionpantiles #pinkgillyflower #pinkgillyflowercrochet #shoplocal #lqs #tunbridgewells #justacardcampaign ...

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Well, laid out and ready to stitch! #quiltinprogress #patchwork #patchworkquilt #libertyquilt #libertyquiltingcotton #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #todaysquilter #tqhandpiecedsampler #imintheguild ...

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There we go, went with the quick fix of finishing the #alicebag from @gailpandesigns 😃. Just a cord to buy or make for the top! If you fancy one then the patterns are available from @pincushion_pantiles in Tunbridge Wells! So it’s the quilt to make next! #gailpandesigns #pincushionpantiles #stitchyourstash #sewyourstash #scrapfabric #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #projectbag #sewingbag #handapplique #handstitching #handquilting ...

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When you thought you’d spend the day stitching your #libertyquiltingcotton blocks made from the #tqhandpiecedsampler blocks in @todaysquilter , but you finished the quilting on the @gailpandesigns Alice bag last night so you could sew that instead 🤔. Which to do first? 🤣🤣 #choices #patchwork #quilt #quiltinprogress #gailpandesigns #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #quiltersofinstagram #handquilting #bigstitchquilting #valdanithreads #handpiecing #todaysquilter ...

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Because sometimes all I really want to to do is sit at my sewing machine and mindlessly stitch strips of fabric together. And watch old Agatha Christie Poirot episodes. 🤓 this will of course turn into blocks to go with my #tqhandpiecedsampler blocks in @todaysquilter that I made from the wonderful @libertyquilting fabrics! #libertyquiltingcotton #finishingoff #patchwork #makersgonnamake #quiltersofinstagram #enjoytheprocess #machinesewing #quiltinprogress #carolynforster #imintheguild ...

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I’ve had a busy typing day, and now relaxing with a bit of needle turn applique. It wasn’t my ‘go to’ form of applique, until earlier this year when I had a class with @notjuzahuswife . Since then, and with the awe inspiring conviction that Jenny @pincushion_pantiles has given the technique, I’ve found myself a convert. You never know what you will learn do you 🤓. Pattern is the Alice Bag by @gailpandesigns 😍. and as always loving my applique pins from @clovermfg #applique #handapplique #needleturnapplique #handstitching #handsewing #cloverappliquepins #scrapfabrics #fabricscraps #sewyourstash #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess ...

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Working on a fabric pull for this great project from @gailpandesigns 😃. It always amazes me how many fabrics I pull together,and then how many of them I actually use! But I suppose there is no such thing as too much fabric? 🤔 #newproject #gailpandesigns #sewyourstash #stitchyourstash #scrapproject #handapplique #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess ...

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And as if by magic, 5minutes later, a completed ‘TipsyStar’ block finished, but not pressed 🤓. I still love the puff of a handpieced Block before pressing! Starting the morning on a high! ( Block from Better Homes and Gardens 101 full size quilt blocks and borders, @allpeoplequilt ). #quiltblock #patchwork #handpieced #handsewn #showmethemoda #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild #quiltersofinstagram ...

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When it dawns on you that it would be a better idea to stitch the last two pieces into this block while you drink your morning coffee, than look on your iPad at nothing in particular, but telling yourself it’s research. 😇 #lifegoals #patchwork #handstitching #handsewing #quiltblock #handpiecing #takeitanywhere #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild #quiltersofinstagram ...

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Thinking about the sun that I saw for a few seconds this morning, whilst I’m now psyching myself up for the sixth consecutive wet and rainy dog walk in three days. I think I’ve channelled all my sunshine and flowers into this stitching 😃. Edited: and this came up in my feed when I posted @jen_jones_welsh_quilts , the colours in post were so close ! #serendipity #notreallycomplaining #patchwork #quilting #bigstitchquilting #valdanithreads #scrapquilting #handquilting #secretsewing #handstitching #quiltbinding #summerdays #carolynforster #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #iminthefuild ...

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Lovely picture of a Japanese Stars And Lanterns quilt hanging in the @periwinkle-quilting shop in Canada no less😃! They stock my pattern for this quilt and by all counts it’s been very popular! Always excited to see what gets made from my patterns all over the world! #stringquilt #carolynforster #patchwork#patchworkquilt #quiltsofinstagram #quiltersofinstagram #periwinklequilting #canada #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess ...

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Can’t beat a Spiders web String quilt. Take a close look and those fabrics aren’t as coordinated as they first appear! Anything goes! #scrapquilt #stringquilt #stringpatchwork #wastenotwantnot #everylastpiece #stitchyourstash #sewyoustash #handquilted #handquilting #carolynforster #imintheguild #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #patchwork #patchworkquilt #quilt ...

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A Sunday morning play with the blocks accumulated so far for my month as Queen Bee for my @siblingstogetherquiltgroup . 😍so pleased with how these flying geese blocks are looking! #stitchingtogether #groupquilt #properpatchwork #quiltinprogress #aquilttoshare #scrapquilt #stashbuster #sewyourstash #patchwork #quilt #siblingstogetherquilts #imintheguild #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess ...

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#qgbiweekendwip is my #arlingtonsquarequilt which is having a resurgence for the winter evenings! Of the 81 blocks , all I can say is that one is finished, and all of the others are at various stages of completion. It will be an all or nothing situation 🤣🤣 #scrapquilt #stitchyourstash #quiltinprogress #handstitching #handsewing #handpieced #patchwork #imintheguild #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #slowstitching ...

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Pop over to @pincushion_pantiles to find out all about of Christmas stitching on 30th November! We’re making my favourite block from my Hexagon Happenings book in our favourite Christmas fabrics! Come along a stitch this in time for Christmas Day ! #christmasstitchery #pincushion_pantiles #tunbridgewells #patchwork #hexagonhappenings #hexies #hexagonquilt #hexagonpatchwork #carolynforster #imintheguild #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess ...

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And just because there is nothing better than hand quilted texture 👍👍. #handquilting #handquilted #bigstitchquilting #bigstitch #valdani #valdanithreads #quilting #quilted #scrappypatchwork #carolynforster #imintheguild #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #handstitching #slowstitch ...

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Wanted to share what I was stitching when I should have been writing but not sure it’s at a sharing stage, so here’s a group of fabrics that is now being quilted. For something completely different and I’m so happy as I love these together 😍 because that’s what it’s all about. #lovethefabric #usingallofthefabrics #patchwork #scrapfabrics #stitchyourstash #sewyourstash #projectinprogress #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild ...

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As is often the way, I wake up to an Inbox of ‘targeted’ emails and ads in my social media feed. As Amazon has seen fit to inform me that my book The Joy of Jelly Rolls is on offer at £.7.79 I feel that I should share that with you all! @searchpress @searchpress_na .Yes it really does have all of those patterns for quilts and mini makes, and if you’re looking to stitch those Jelly Rolls or stitch that stash, then this book is full of inspiration and clear easy to follow instructions 😃! I know I’m biased but don’t take my word for it 🤓! Treat yourself or a friend or start the Christmas shopping now! #quiltbook #searchpress #searchpressna #thejoyofjellyrolls #jellyrollquilt #stitchyourstash #patchwork #quilts #patchworkquilt #makersgonnamake #imintheguild #shineyourlight #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #quiltteacher #booksdontwritethemselves ...

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A lovely Tuesday morning sight in @pincushion_pantiles 😃. The whole group beavering away on their first quilts. We’re table top basting with tacking or pins whilst others tie their quilts! #pincushionpantiles #tunbridgewells #patchwork #quiltinprogress #quiltshop #joyofjellyrolls #searchpress #firstquilt #jellyrollquilt #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #quiltclass ...

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Lovely picture of my row by row quilt in @todaysquilter out now! Using 2 1/2in fabric strips and repeat blocks in each row, it’s a really achievable quilt, and so much fun to stitch😃. And there’s sailing boat blocks @peachytwins 😉! Happy Sunday stitching everyone! #patchwork #quilt #patchworkquilt #rowbyrowquilt #samplerquilt #jellyrollquilt #stashbuster #stitchyourstash #todaysquilter #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild #quiltersofinstagram ...

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Like lots of you I have my go to hand quilting thread colours, after all what’s not to love about quilting with @valdani_threads cotton perle no12 in P4? 😍 but this quilt needed something else and I’ve given myself options ! One of these @aurifilthread spools will be sewing with me over the next few autumn evening 😃! #aurifilthread #aurifil12wt #greatbritishquilter #handquilting #bigstitchquilting #bigstitch #utilityquilting #quilting #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild #quiltersofinstagram ...

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Seems ages since I was binding a quilt, so extra satisfied with this tonight, as the quilt colours reflect the colours of my day! 🍂🍁🍂🍁 Hand finishing the binding on a quilt is one of my favourite things😃. #quiltinprogress #secretsewing #colorsofautumn #scrapquilt #stitchyourstash #sewyourstash #makersgonnamake #aurifil40wt #aurifilthread #enjoytheprocess #handstitching #quiltbinding #carolynforster #imintheguild #finishingaquilt ...

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Sharing some of the fun blocks stitched by our group that were part of the stitching during our week cruising the Danube with @stitchtopiauk ! The blocks were for memory quilts based on a design in Sew Layercakes Quilts and Gifts from @searchpress . So many original pieces of work all with great memories of the week and to be added to on holidays yet to come! 😍 #stitchtopiauk #searchpress #memoryquilt #quiltasyougo #quiltinonthego #patchwork #quilt #patchworkquilt #handstitching #handsewing #handquilting #memories #enjoyingthejourney #sewlayercakequiltsandgifts #carolynforster #imintheguild #enjoytheprocess #makersgonnamake ...

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I’m not a big believer in unpicking stitches, but when you’ve managed to quilt yourself to your dress, then I’ll now be unpicking 🤪! #facepalm #handquilting #bigstitchquilting #bigstitch #anarguementforunpicking #slowstitch #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #stitches #quilting #quiltersofinstagram ...

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Getting ready for the last #tqhandpiecedsampler demo at the lovely @pincushion_pantiles this Thursday at 11am! This Magnolia Blossom Block is the final one from @todaysquilter for the BOM quilt, and I know for a lot of you it will mean a complete quilted quilt! Yah! For #quiltasyougo #quiltingonthego . I’ve loved piecing this version with the @libertyquilting fabrics, can’t wait to put it together! 😍Looking forward to the usual chat and show and tell of Blocks and quilts in progress! #quiltinprogress #pincushionpantiles #todaysquilter #samplerquilt #handpieced #patchwork #quiltblock #handstitched #handquilted #handquilting #enjoytheprocess #makersgonnamake #quiltersofinstagram #carolynforster #imintheguild #libertyquiltingcotton ...

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Joining Lucy 👋👋 @charmaboutyou for some #saturdaynightcraftalong with some hand piecing. This is the ever ongoing #arlingtonsquarequilt from @emmamarydesigns . I’m planning on lots of hand quilting this autumn , so getting my fix of this while I can! 😍 #handpiecing #handstitching #handsewing #scrapquilt #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #quiltersofinstagram #carolynforster #imintheguild ...

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Beginning to think that a design wall rather than a design floor might be way to go 🙄🐶 . Especially as he’s just moved to sit on even more of it! #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #spanishwaterdogsofinstagram #quiltinprogress #carolynforster #imintheguild ...

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When you’re really tired but don’t want to waste the day, a little tabletop basting is called for. Mindless and repetitive, which is just what I need! #tabletopbasting #quiltinprogress #scrapquilt #stashbuster #patchwork #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild #usingallofthefabrics #hobbsbatting #quilttop ...

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Lovely gifts from old friends and new who I wouldn’t have met up with if I’d not been to @quiltmarket this year. So pleased that @searchpress @searchpress_na had a booth with @craftcottonco so I had a base to hang out and chat about books and fabrics! 😃 #quiltmarket @quiltsinthebarn @juliesilberquilts @needlethimbleandthread . #quiltbook #miniquilt #quiltedcoasters #quilthoop #quiltygoodies #quiltingfriendsarethebest ...

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I’ll be leaving Houston later today after another great @quiltmarket ! Always after packing there’s some time for some hand stitching, and as ever I’ll be inspired by my vintage patchwork purchases 😍. I always love the backs almost as much as the fronts! These came from @cindysantiquequilts ! #vintagefabrics #vintagepatchwork #patchwork #fabric #handpieced #handstitching #handsewing #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #scrapquilt #scrappatchwork #properpatchwork #stashbuster #quiltmarket2019 ...

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Rubbish picture that I took last night 🙄. After looking at amazing quilts and fabrics all day, had an urge to stitch some blocks (not the project that I’d brought with me), so popped by the lovely @karenatsomerset booth and Karen had a great one patch stretched hexie template! So thanks to @aurifilthread giving out a fab selection pack of thread, sample fabrics gotten at Sample Spree and the hotel in room iron and ironing board 😉, I stitched away! 😌 #quiltmarket2019 #quiltmarket #onepatchquilt #hexie #hexagonquilt #quiltblock #hexagonhappenings #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild #handstitching #handpiecing #handpiecedpatchwork ...

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Just a few of the new things I’ve seen and old friends I’ve chatted with in the last two days ! Who knows what I’ll see today! Pop by the @searchpress_na @searchpress booth (1325),to say hi, as I’ll be in and out all day! 😃 @ldh_scissors , @helen_stubbings , @rjrfabrics @cottonandsteel @libertyquilting #quiltmarket2019 #quiltmarket #searchpress #carolynforster #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #imintheguild #libertyquiltingcotton #rotarycutter 😍 ...

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