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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

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EPP Heart quilt block

Lucy Boston, Patchwork of the crosses – part 2

This is the second block of the Patchwork of the crosses by Lucy Boston.

Did you miss the first one? Patchwork of the crosses part 1.

Today I’m posting a tutorial on how to make Block 2.

In a third tutorial I’ll post how to put both blocks together.

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. 

Patchwork of the crosses part 1

In case you missed it!

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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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
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Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses quilt pattern

Hexies quilt – English paper piecing (EPP)

Let’s do a different pattern with hexies today.

I like this zig zag pattern. You don’t see it very often but in a large scale, and if you choose your fabrics carefully, the end result can be spectacular.

Learn to do English paper piecing in just over 2 minutes:

There are only 3 steps to start doing English paper piecing:

  1. Download the hexagon template (google doc).
  2. Print the required size  (this project uses the 1 inch pattern) on thick or plain paper – I used plain printer paper but thick card stock is easier to work with
  3. Cut the patterns and get sewing

Two important points to make:

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

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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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
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Hexies quilt - video tutorial

Lucy Boston, Patchwork of the crosses – part 1

Yes! Another English Paper Piecing project! This is the year of the EPP!

It could be that the uncertainty that is COVID-19 has made me want to do more meditative work such as hand sewing. Or it could be that if I don’t have something handy while I watch TV I fall asleep so it’s almost a necessity to have a hand sewing project going.

Patchwork of the Crosses was designed by English novelist Lucy M. Boston.

Today I’m posting a tutorial on how to make the blocks. Next time I’ll post a tutorial on joining the blocks together.

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

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
Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses quilt

Colour chart quilt – Video tutorial

As a Michael Miller brand Ambassador for 2020 I’ve made a very simple quilt using just 2 of their 2 1/2″ precut strips with their beautiful Marble collection and Cotton couture.

Directions to make the quilt

Quilt size: 48″ x 61″.

Fabric needs

Cut the 31 strips into 1 1/4″ strips.

You will need 13 strips divided into 25 strips for the horizontal sashing.

The rest of the strips will be used in the vertical sashing and border.

Follow the video for assembly instructions.

The vertical sashing calls for 1 1/4″ x 57″ strips. Sew 2 strips together and cut to size once joined to the next strip.

Use the Colour chart colouring page (PDF) to plan the distribution of colour into a pleasing pattern. Check out the video for suggestions.

Download

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
Colour chart quilt pattern video tutorial