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Little Welsh Quilts: made the traditional way, by Mary Jenkins

Little Welsh Quilts: made the traditional way, by Mary Jenkins

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Welsh Quilts are striking, with bold colours and simple shapes. They look magnificent as bed quilts, and distinctive when scaled down to cradle size or smaller.

Little Welsh Quilts: Made the traditional way, with video demonstrations by the author Mary Jenkins, presents six delightful quilts to make. They vary in style and complexity but are all based on original full-sized square or rectangular Welsh wool quilts. Full instructions and print-off templates are included. 

Welsh quilts are intensively hand quilted with their traditional motifs, so making a little quilt is a great way for a beginner to start on a Welsh quilting journey.

Great as doll or cot quilts, they also make delightful decorations for the home, as wall hangings or cushions, giving any home the Welsh country look. They can be made from a few fat quarters with any precious scraps added.

Together with the stitcher’s choice of colours, the distinctive quilting motifs will give these little quilts their authentic Welsh identity.

Mary Jenkins gives her expert advice on traditional techniques, including hand piecing, hand quilting, using everyday objects to draw quilting patterns, and finishing a quilt using a butted edge.

Mary wrote (co-authored with Clare Claridge) the authoritative book  Making Welsh Quilts, which has become a seminal work on Welsh quilting. She also wrote House and Garden Samplers (both titles David & Charles).

Mary writes two blogs: Welsh Folk Art Samplers and the award winning: Little Welsh Quilts and other Traditions

She can also be found on Instagram discussing Welsh Samplers.

What do others think?

  • ‘An excellent item. It’s a comprehensive quilting guide, informative, full of interesting Welsh history. The instructions are excellent with plenty of good photos, ideal for both the beginner & expert quilter. I especially love the easy to print off quilting & patchwork instructions. Mary, you have really fired up my enthusiasm to have a go at Welsh quilt making. So pleased to have bought this.’ - Mrs Iredale via Amazon
  • 'It is a lovely book that gives lots of history of Welsh quilting, patterns to follow and how to videos and I can see myself making most if not all the quilts in this book at some point. It starts with an introduction to Welsh quilting techniques, fabric choices and popular Welsh quilting motifs. The how to videos cover everything from the basics of how to join two squares together to how to mark out the quilting designs and finishing techniques. There are lots of lovely techniques with detailed photographs and videos to make all the new techniques clear and easy to understand. She even thinks to include photos of the backs of the quilts so you can see the detailed quilting without the distraction of the fabric choices. The book also includes easy to print instructions, layout and assembly diagrams and templates. I can see me going back to this book time and time again'. - Leigh Drewett
  • 'This e-book (pdf format) focuses on a more relaxed approach to quilting. Think sitting in front of the telly hand quilting whilst you unwind at the end of the day, working on a small quilt not worrying whether your quilting is perfectly symmetrical or not. Imagine using household objects around you to draw your quilting pattern onto the fabric, sounds like a hassle free relaxing way to quilt to me. The book talks you through the basics of Welsh quilting and has video clips showing you the basic techniques you will need. There’s a good section at the start on choosing fabrics too. You will then find 6 small quilt projects with detailed instructions on the cutting, piecing and quilting as well as printable templates.This book is a refreshing change from the other quilt books on the market, in both it’s format and content.' - The Sewing Directory

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ISBN: 978-1-906314-18-7

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