I assumed wrongly that everyone knows how to do it!
So today I am sharing how to do EPP (english paper piecing) and sharing with you some resources that are very helpful to make these effectively.
I hope if you try it, you become as addicted to making EPP pieces as much as I am!!!
I know at least one person in my life who claims that I am the one at fault for their EPP addiction. Yeah! it's a good thing.
It's a fantastic past time and it makes you feel productive while sitting for long car rides, watching TV, waiting at appointments, watching children's activities etc.
My sister also claims that doing EPP stops her from thinking about snacking as well and I am sure we could all benefit from this "side effect".
It's also a great small scrap buster!
I am sure I have made hundreds of EPP pieces and I hope you will too❤️
How to start:
1) Assemble some card stock or the subscription cards out of magazines as shown below (they are the perfect weight for hexi papers):
a) If appliquéing it onto a background, press flat with a hot iron, remove basting stitches (NOT THE SLIP STITCHING) and pop out the papers and press again it is now ready to appliqué.
b) If piecing with more EPP, do not remove basting stitches until all pieces are joined with another. Never remove slip stitching as this is what holds your piecing together.
This tutorial is just to get you thinking about EPP.
I recommend a wonderful book with all EPP shapes is "All Points Patchwork" by Dianne Gilleland, this I would personally consider a bible of EPP.
It contains many shapes beyond hexagon with print outs available for 11 different geometric shapes, lots of small projects, wonderful modern ideas for EPP, how to piece together EPP shapes and fantastic illustrated instruction.
If you want to get serious about EPP, I highly recommend this book.
This is what is looks like:
or click on the amazon link below: