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My Favorite Needles for EPP

My Favorite Needles for EPP

My favorite needles for English Paper PIecing (EPP) are Tulip Milliners, size 10 by Hiroshima Needle.  Many people say they bend, and they are not wrong - however, it is because of how you hold it, and that just means it fits your hand. Milliners come in sizes 1-10, with 1 being larger and 10 being finer.   Tulip uses an electrodeposition coating. According to their website:  "Electrodeposition coating is a process of forming a coating film by dipping an object in a bath filled with water-soluble paint and then passing an electric current through the coated object." Features of electrodeposition coating:...

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Kwik Sparklers Medallion

Kwik Sparklers Medallion

One of the most amazing things about this EPP (English Paper Piecing) pattern is how many different ways it can be configured. This  quilt layout  has been in my head since the conception of this design.   At that time I pictured it in navy blue with a white medallion but all that changed when Alison Glass shared the fabrics in her Kaleidoscope line with me back in February. The Kaleidoscope fabrics are a woven shot cotton that feel fabulous. I decided to make the miniature version in navy.  Alison sent me some advance yardage (this color is called Beetle) so I could make it...

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Kwik Sparklers Binder Cover

Kwik Sparklers Binder Cover

  Do you remember the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, brand new school supplies, and fresh book covers made from brown paper bags? Oops....I think I just dated myself! Notebooks ready to be doodled on? This is a project perfect for students and teachers alike - a fresh new way to doodle with thread! It is packed with Sulky products because they have everything! I designed this notebook cover around the mini 7” size of my new EPP pattern, Kwik Sparklers, so that it would look like any teenage girl could have doodled it. Since my ability to doodle is very limited, I used...

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Stick'n Stitch by Sulky

Stick'n Stitch by Sulky

I want to share with you how I used Alison Glass embroidery transfers to build a design to use in the center of one of my Kwik Sparklers EPP blocks using Sulky Stick’n Stitch product. As soon as I saw Alison’s iron on transfers I knew I would want to use them more than once. I was introduced to Stick’n Stitch at Fall Market when Sulky’s educational instructor, Kelly Nagel, was sitting next to me on Demo Alley. I have long been a fan of Sulky Blendables for quilting, because I love how it changes colors but I was unfamiliar with this product. It...

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EPP with "Loved to Pieces" by Mr. Domestic

EPP with "Loved to Pieces" by Mr. Domestic

I was over the moon excited to work with Mister Domestic's new line "Loved To Pieces" from Art Gallery Fabrics. Since this line is designed with English Paper Piecing in mind I decided to use my Kwik Whirligig EPP pattern to test it out.   I quilted the front with Aurifil monofilament thread, using a circular design.  The back was quilted withSulky Blendables 30wt thread in a plaid design.  I used a decorative flower stitch on my Pfaff 2056 to do the binding, using 60wt PolyLite by Sulky.     It was displayed in Matthew's booth for Spring Market along with his other gorgeous pillows, quilts, and clothing. 

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