Learn how to hand quilt in the big stitch style! Carolyn Forster’s brand new book Big Stitch Quilting: A practical guide to sewing and hand quilting 20 stunning projects is now out. Inside, the UK’s expert quilter, master teacher and best-selling author introduces big stitch quilting – also known as utility quilting. Don’t let the word utility mislead you – these quilts are beautiful. This method of hand quilting uses longer stitches, thicker threads and a bigger needle to hold the layers of the quilt together.