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A New Use for Parchment Paper

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I have spent the morning starching fabric for my next quilt project. For EASY clean up and less mess, I covered my ironing board with a sheet of parchment paper.  Why not? I cover my sheet pans with parchment paper when baking cookies for easy clean up.

The width of the parchment paper is the perfect size to cover my ironing board. I pull off enough length from the roll to catch any over spray.  If your ironing surface is wider just use multiple sheets.

Maybe my ironing board cover will stay cleaner a bit longer.

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Learn How to English Paper Piece

 

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?

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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.

 

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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

Saturday, January 26th: Linda from Linda B Creative and Havalah from Sisters, What

Sunday, January 27th: Teresa from Sewn Up, Teresa Down Under and Stephanie from Modern Sewciety

Monday, January 28th: Jen from Faith and Fabric and Alicia from Sew What Alicia

Tuesday, January 29th: Sherry from Powered by Quilting and Marie from Underground Crafter

Wednesday, January 30th: Brooke from Brooklyn Berry Designs and Melody from Two Maker Chicks

Thursday, January 31st: Ali from Home Crafts by Ali and Sarah from Quilted Diary

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

Sunday, February 3rd: Kirsty from www.bonjourquilts.com and Simone from Charmed Life Quilting

Monday, February 4th: Aimee from Things Small and Simple and Mathew from Mister Domestic

Tuesday, February 5th: Kathy from Kathy’s kwilts and more and Kim from Stitched in Purple

Wednesday, February 6th: Audrey from the Cloth Parcel and Anorina from Samelia’s Mum

Thursday, February 7th: Laura from Slice of Pi Quilts and Lauren from Molly and Mama

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.

 

Kim

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Happy Independence Day

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How are you celebrating today? Is there any stitching involved?

I started the day early getting in line for our local volunteer fire department’s annual BBQ fundraiser. Standing in line was easy. They did all the cooking. And since it was a fundraiser, I bought extra to put in the freezer for a sewing day.

Let the stitching begin.

Happy 4th of July, everyone.