EPP Primer: How to Whipstitch for English Paper Piecing

The stitching is probably my favorite part of EPP. It is rhythmic and mindless, yet you have something beautiful to show for your effort and time. I hope that as you begin to assimilate EPP into your canon of sewing that you also begin to experience the beauty, and even magic, of stitching.

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EPP Pro: Finding Time to Sew

I have heard it said about EPP so many times, “I’d love to try it, but I just don’t have the time.” Time is a precious commodity in our fast-paced lives. In this post, I’d like to invite us to reconsider how we utilize the time we do have.

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EPP Pro: Streamlining Your Supplies

One of the best parts about EPP is that you can begin with relatively few supplies. However, there are several additional supplies that can make the process more efficient. This post is devoted to those EPP supplies.

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EPP Pro: Basting with Brilliance

Bulk basting is probably my new favorite skill in my EPP repertoire. It took me about three years of doing EPP to realize the delight of engaging in this time saving process, and now I just can’t stop!

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EPP Pro: Stitching with Style

I love the hand stitched character of my EPP quilts. As such, I have discovered a few tips and tricks that cleverly camouflage the stitches from afar, but that still clearly credit the hand stitching up close.

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EPP Pro: Keeping Track of It All

Before we conclude the EPP Pro series, I want to say a word about keeping track of it all. I learned fairly early on that it helps me tremendously to have a system for keeping track of not only my supplies, but also my projects and my progress.

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Hand Quilting HQ: From Batting to Basting

This post is part of the Hand Quilting HQ tutorial series. For the most fluid experience, I recommend starting at the beginning since the posts build upon each other. If you missed any of the previous posts, you can find them here. If you’ve been

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Hand Quilting HQ: How to Hand Quilt

In this segment we’re going to finally dive into the actual technique of hand quilting! I’ll share my favorite supplies, differentiate a few different hand quilting styles, address the question of “to hoop or not to hoop,” and go through the steps you’ll need to take your very first hand quilting stitches.

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