Thursday, 6 October 2016

Giveaway - pack of 100 EPP paper templates family pack by Tales of Cloth


Hand sewing is back in a big way. You may have noticed the popularity of EPP (English Paper Piecing) patterns over the past few years.  Willyne Hammerstein's Book Millefiori Quilts sold out everywhere due to the popularity of the La Passacaglia Quilt on the cover.    A quick look on Pinterest will show you just how good this quilt can look in modern styled fabrics .
Paper pieces has a starter and a full set if you don't feel like making your own templates and they also have kits to go along with Katja Mareks New Hexagon.  The paper templates for the New Hexagon are much bigger than the tiny La Passacaglia templates and make it easier to sew with a running stitch rather than the EPP method of folding fabric over a paper template.  The gripping movement required to hold the pieces and whip stitch sew them together can be tough on the hands!  Tracing around the template and sewing with a running stitch is apparently what Willyne uses to make her tiny pieces!
 

On Katya's blog there were quilt a longs in 2015and 2016 using blocks from her book and she is doing another using her perpetual calendar of 365 Hexagon blocks.  I think this would make a brilliant 365 project and could be fun to attempt to make one a day!



Jodi at Tales of Cloth has also created a set of shapes that all work together and hosted a challenge on instagram #shapefamilychallenge and it is really cool to see what people have come up with.


And we have 1 packet of family shapes to giveaway here on the blog!
 




To win this pack of 100 shapes just leave us a comment telling us if you have ever tried EPP before and what would you make with this set?

Entries close at 5pm next Thursday, 13th October, when Random number generator will pick the winner !

23 comments:

  1. I would love this giveaway,I have just finished the new hexagon quilt and would like to try the smaller pieces.

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  2. I am making a small mat at the moment with 3" hexies. It's my first time ever trying EPP and still getting the hang of it!
    This is a nice inspiring post with so many ideas, I'm not familiar at all with EPP's authors.

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  3. I tried some hexagons for the first time in Paula Rafferty's class and they are quite fun, different than I expected. I'd love to do something a bit more intricate. If I won this, I would try to make a quilt based on a kaleidescope idea, with reflections of repeated patterns. The possibilities are endless!

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  4. Would love to make a mug rug.Havent tried it yet. But love seeing what everyone else has made.

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  5. Would love to make a mug rug.Havent tried it yet. But love seeing what everyone else has made.

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  6. I love this! I'm laid up with Sciatica and a broken wrist. Maybe I could do this.

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  7. I love EPP and try to always have a project for those moments when I have time to spare and can't use my machine. I'd love to play with non-hexagon shapes.

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  8. Love this! Am currently using my scraps to make 2inch hexies epp into pot holders for Christmas presents. That's the plan anyhoo!

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  9. I love epp , have been making hexies in liberty fabric for oh ages, I have 27 double rounds completed . I have Katya book as well . Have been fpp bubbles in a bee this year , have grown to love these !

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  10. I need to try EPP. I recently got "All Points Patchwork" in hopes of inspiring me to try it out. I'd start with a small project, like an iPad cover or something.

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  11. what a great prize! I'd love to try epp and be able to have a handy project to carry around with me....place mats or a one hour basket!!

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  12. I have already bought the book and drooled over the fab patterns so having the templates would get me making!
    doyleajackie AT gmail DOT com

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  13. I have done quite a bit of EPP, but must admit the preparation work is a bit daunting ... so I would love to try the prepared EPP pieces.....I have always wanted to do an EPP quilt so maybe this is time!😀 Xx

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  14. I have done quite a bit of EPP, but must admit the preparation work is a bit daunting ... so I would love to try the prepared EPP pieces.....I have always wanted to do an EPP quilt so maybe this is time!😀 Xx

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  15. I adore everyone who made a quilt EPP. they all look amazing!
    I made the pillow for the MIQ Christmas Swap for Helen. It was fun but it is challenging when the light is fading. What I would make? play around with my stash and see how far I go :)

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  16. I love EPP! I am working on my passacaglia and fear it will take me forever! If I win, I am going to make a baby quilt! So many babies coming this year! Thanks for the chance!

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  17. I've never tried EPP but the Millefiori Quilt pattern has definitely caught my eye, may have to give it a try. deanie dot dreams at gmail dot com

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  18. Love paper piecing, these look amazing! Would love to try them out!

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  19. I love English Paper Piecing. I'm working on Jen Kingwell's Smitten pattern at the moment

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  20. I-am-sorry-but-the-computer-its-"dead"-poore.I-am-25-years-ago-no-EPP-patch.I-am-sure-remember.Why?...My-legacy-four-two-"nietos"-Sorry-please-I-am-not-speack-english-50-years-ago,but,"good-wright"-or-Nooo...I-am-a-total-FAN-forever!

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  21. I'm just getting into EPP. I'd love to try a La Passacaglia project, but need to find a copy of the book first.

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  22. I have not tried EPP yet. I would like to. I have seen so many different and amazing projects. I would probably make a small quilt with these shapes.

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  23. I love EPP! Have used it most successfully on a few bags, but dream of a larger quilt. It's fab how nicely EPP works when you travel or if you're just watching TV at night. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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