English Paper Piecing (EPP) has been on my bucket list for a year or so. I bought the basic supplies. I have the 1” hexagon template, the 1” triangle template, papers, glue, and Wonderfil thread. Now what?
Carolina Moore has written a book, “Learn How to English Paper Piece”, available at https://www.nancysnotions.com/learn-how-to-english-paper-piece-book.html. It is beautifully laid out with color photographs. The projects are broken down into easy to follow steps. And did you know, EPP is portable.
The book shares the basics of how to paper piece hexagons and diamonds, and then provides step-by-step instructions for how to make 10 projects:
Hexie Pillow: basic hexagon piecing. And adding a zipper.
Zippered Pouch: Making a zippered pouch is a skill all sewists should learn!
Mason Jar Drawstring Pouch: Adding buttonholes and a draw-string.
Pillowcase Dress: This is the first project in the book that shows how to applique EPP
Hexie Placemats: The hexagons are appliqued down during the quilting
Grandmother’s Flower Patch Quilt: A much simpler alternative to the “Grandmother’s Flower Garden”
Handmade Hexagon Tech Pouch: Adding a clasp, dealing with irregular borders.
Diamond Tote: The first project in the book with diamonds
Fussy-Cut Coasters: Talking about how to fussy cut, and creating a fussy cutting template
Dream Catchers: More on Fussy cutting, and an on-trend project in a hoop
Should I make the zippered pouch first or the hexi pillow? I love them all. Which project will you make first? Carolina put together a blog hop. Take a minute to visit the others to see what some of them have already made.
Friday, January 25th: Carolina from Always Expect Moore
Tuesday, January 29th: Sherry from Powered by Quilting and Marie from Underground Crafter
Friday, February 1st: Bobbie from the Geeky Bobbin and Gemia from Phat Quarters
Saturday, February 2nd: Beth from Garland Girl Quilts and Bobbi from Snowy Days Quilting
Monday, February 4th: Aimee from Things Small and Simple and Mathew from Mister Domestic
Friday, February 8th: Sarah from Saroy and Stephanie from Swoodson Says
Purchase your copy of Carolina’s book today. https://www.nancysnotions.com/learn-how-to-english-paper-piece-book.html.