Monday, February 4, 2019

Learn how to English Paper Piece - review and project and giveaway

Hi readers,

Welcome to all, my regular readers and my new readers.  Today is my turn to share about this great New book by Carolina at  Carolina is a crafter, author, and quilter.  This new book of hers is so fun.

I love to have portable projects.  I take them everywhere with me, and I love to do EPP (English Paper Piecing), so when the opportunity came to review this book on my blog, I jumped at the chance.

Carolina gives you tips on basting, either glue or thread, stitching and how to do diamonds.  Diamonds is one I have not tried yet.  After reading her tips, I am going to try the diamond projects.

In her book she has patterns for 10 projects.
* hexie pillow - my current project
* zippered pouch - my next project
* Mason jar drawstring pouch
* pillowcase dress
* hexie placemats
* Grandmother's Flower patch quilt - a future project
* tech pouch
* diamond tote - a future project
* fussy cut coasters
* Dream Catchers

I want to do all of these projects.  One of the things I like about these projects is that they can be made from scraps.  I cut strips from fat quarters that I had in my stash.  My goal is to use what I can from my stash for the next little while.

I am currently working on the Hexie pillow, and the fabrics are from my stash and are mostly Moda.

This has been a great project for me, as I was recently diagnosed with BPPV, a form of vertigo and I was told I needed to rest.  Now if only I didn't sleep so much.    I will do a blog post of the finished project, so look for "How to EPP part 2."

Are you ready to learn this fun craft?  The book is available through, here is the link for the Book and a starter kit

I would like to thank for supplying the Book for me to review and Carolina at for this opportunity to share her book with you.

You can find all the bloggers here:
Friday, January 25th: Carolina from Always Expect Moore
Saturday, January 26th: Linda from Linda B Creative and Havalah from Sisters, What
Sunday, January 27th: Teresa from Sewn Up, Teresa Down Under and Stephanie from Modern Sewciety
Monday, January 28th: Jen from Faith and Fabric and Alicia from Sew What Alicia
Tuesday, January 29th: Sherry from Powered by Quilting and Marie from Underground Crafter
Wednesday, January 30th: Brooke from Brooklyn Berry Designs and Melody from Two Maker Chicks
Thursday, January 31st: Ali from Home Crafts by Ali and Sarah from Quilted Diary
Friday, February 1st: Bobbie from the Geeky Bobbin and Gemia from Phat Quarters
Saturday, February 2nd: Beth from Garland Girl Quilts and Bobbi from Snowy Days Quilting
Sunday, February 3rd: Kirsty from Bonjour Quilts and Simone from Charmed Life Quilting
Monday, February 4th: Aimee from Things Small and Simple and Mathew from Mister Domestic
Tuesday, February 5th: Kathy from Kathy’s kwilts and more and Kim from Stitched in Purple
Wednesday, February 6th: Audrey from the Cloth Parcel and Anorina from Samelia’s Mum
Thursday, February 7th: Laura from Slice of Pi Quilts and Lauren from Molly and Mama
Friday, February 8th: Sarah from Saroy and Stephanie from Swoodson Says

Now, for the fun part.  I love giveaways, don't you?  So here is a fun giveaway and it is easy.  Just leave a comment about whether you would like to do a hexie project, or a diamond one.   I will choose 1 winner to receive a bag of epp papers.  There may also be other little goodies as well. This is good only for U.S. (due to shipping costs).


  1. I have made besides in the past and had fun with them I haven't tried diamonds, though. That would be my choice!

    Hope you get to feeling better quickly!
    Sandy A

  2. I would like to do a hexie project next, though the diamond ones look fun too.

  3. I would love to try the diamonds project! What a fascinating book! Thank you, Susan

  4. I have a small stash of hexies that would be great for small projects like these. I've never made diamonds. I could add them to the mix. Thanks for sharing. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

  5. I like Hexies. Looks like a wonderful book.