Hello...today I thought I would share a quick tutorial on how I do English Paper Piecing. I had a few requests for this tutorial after my last post on the PLUS project I have started... I found the template that I am using over on ... Mollie's blog...Wild Olive.
I decided to use my highly cherished Liberty of London fabric stash.
I downloaded this template from Mollie on her blog HERE.
Let's get started...This is how I go about EPP.
Step 1.... Cut out your fabric large enough to go all the way around your template.
Step 2... Thread a needle and knot the end. I sew the fabric to the template.
Step 3... Take 2 pieces and RST (right sides together) ... Make tiny whip stitches down the side...connecting the 2 pieces.
Make your stitches small enough and you can't see them.
TIP... Occasionally you will need to change color threads...light thread for light fabric...and dark thread for dark fabrics.
You should now have 2 sections that look like this.
Step 4... Put both sections together (RST) ...and whip stitch again.
When you are done...you should have a cross.
TIP... at this time you will leave all the papers in place. You can't remove the papers until all the sides have been whipped stitched, or the fabric will lose it's shape. To remove the paper just clip the basting stitches that you see in the above photo.
In this photo you can see how they are going to interlock together. You have to be careful of color value or your cross shape will NOT appear.
I have made 25 so far...and plan on waiting until I have made 100 before I start to put them together. To make sure I can separate the crosses that look a lot alike.
Hope this helps those out who asked for this tutorial.
This is a couch project that I am working on while I am in "Couch Prison"...hehe :0)
If you are on Instagram the hash-tag for this pattern is #EPP and #EPPPLUS
On a healing Note...
I'm doing well....quilting....doodling....poodle snuggling....movie and Netflix watching as well.
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