Difficulty: Beginner (larger sizes) to Intermediate (smaller sizes).
English paper piecing (EPP) is so perfect for those of us that have trouble sitting still with idle hands! It’s very portable, uses very little mental energy, and it’s easy to pull out when you have a spare moment. Think about all the time you spend sitting in meetings, waiting for appointments, watching kids’ activities, riding in the car, buses, trains, or airplanes, or even just vegging out in front of the TV in the evening. I know sometimes I just don’t want to drag out a big project late at night, so I keep a basket of EPP supplies near the couch.
This pattern has templates for four block sizes: 4″, 6″, 9″, and 12″, though by enlarging or reducing your printouts you could make any block size you’d like. Each size has all the pieces you need for one block on one or more sheets of paper, with the pieces spread out for easy cutting. You can easily print out as many templates as you’d like!
This pattern includes two PDFs: EPP basics will teach you two EPP techniques and gives you some tips & tricks for sewing your block, and Seven sisters, which has all of your templates plus instructions on how to turn your block into a pincushion (as shown on the cover) or a pillow. Also part of the pattern is a coloring sheet so you can test your color combinations!
This is a digital PDF pattern. After purchase, you will get an email with a link enabling you to download the pattern. This link will expire after 30 days.
The cover block is 4″ high and is made from Studio E Peppered Cottons and Alexander Henry “Heath” in Smoke.