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Hexies using fabric strips – English paper piecing (EPP)

If you’re a bit tired of doing the usual hexies, use two fabrics joined together.

For my project the fabrics are joined in the middle but you  could choose to place the same anywhere really and come up with very interesting designs.

Download the templates

Print the 1 inch templates on thick or plain paper.

Thick card stock is easier to work with in this particular instance because you’ll be dealing with seams and the card stock hods its shape better.

Cut the templates and get sewing.

Two important points to make:

  • Before printing make sure you’re printing at 100% to avoid surprises.
  • Leave the paper template in until you have finished sewing all  hexies together

Fabric collection

I used Haerae Designed Studio 100% GOTS certified organic cotton printed with low impact dyes. I love the beautiful fabrics in these collections:

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Hexies with 2 fabrics video tutorial

Minky and patchwork infinity scarf – Video tutorial

This is the first time I make something wearable in patchwork. It’s a reversible infinity scarf. 

I’ve never used minky in my sewing and it’s a tricky but I used lots of pins to stop the piece from moving and it was fine. All imperfections are hidden by the fur so it’s very forgiving to work with too.

Let’s make an infinity scarf

Fabric collections

I used Michael Miller fabrics and minky to make this infinity scarf.

I really like the Snuggle Bella minky, it’s thick and

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Minky and patchwork infinity scarf video tutorial

Small Plus sign quilt – Video tutorial

I love English Paper Piecing (EPP).

I always haven an EPP project nearby. It usually keeps me from falling asleep while watching TV!

And also it’s always handy having some projects at hand when travelling, particularly if you spend a lot of time in public transport.

So how to EPP?

Start with this very easy project. Perfect for using your small scraps.

Download template

What paper to use?

I print my EPP shapes on cardstock.

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

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If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

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Lucy Boston, Patchwork of the crosses – part 3 – video tutorial

This is the third part of the Patchwork of the crosses by Lucy Boston tutorial.

Did you miss the previous tutorials? Patchwork of the crosses part 1 and part 2.

Today I’m posting a tutorial on how to finish putting all the pieces together.

This quilt takes time to complete and I’m still assembling my blocks. I’ll post the final quilt when I finish it.

Download the Patchwork of the crosses template

What paper to use?

I print my EPP shapes on cardstock.

Recommended fabric collections

I made this project as Michael Miller’s Ambassador.

It turns out I love gingham, basics and directional prints in general and Michael Miller has a great range of those. 

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses part 3

Hearts – english paper piecing (EPP) – Video tutorial

Well, here it is another EPP project you may enjoy making.

The shapes are larger than the previous ones I’ve made.

Let’s do a heart quilt

Download the EPP hearts shape

Printing the shapes

I recommend printing these shapes on thick card stock for better results.

Fabric collections

I used two beautiful Michael Miller collections:

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
EPP Heart quilt block