Tumbler Fish: A Free EPP Pattern for Your Piecing Pleasure

app-admin Thu, 08/13/2015 - 19:09

Tumbler Fish: a Free EPP Pattern

Several weeks ago, I had one of those flashes of inspiration and came up with the idea of turning tumbler patches into little fishies. They work perfectly! And so I contacted the lovely folks at Paper Pieces, where I get my tumbler templates, and offered them a free Tumbler Fish pattern to share on their website.

Tumbler Fish, a Free English Paper Piecing PatternThey said yes, and so I came up with five cool designs for these fishies, some fabric suggestions, and a sheet of tumbler graph paper for designing on, and set up a free PDF - which you can grab right over here.

I think these little guys work a lot like hexie flowers - they're easy to assemble, and then you can make all kinds of designs with them depending on how you arrange your fabrics. And there are good opportunities to use fussy cuts on the body and tail sections!

Tumbler Fish, a Free EPP Pattern

Tumbler Fish: a Free EPP Pattern

Hear Me Talking EPP with Pat Sloan

app-admin Sat, 08/08/2015 - 09:58

American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast

I was thrilled to be a guest on Pat Sloan's American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast recently. We talked about EPP history, some of my favorite techniques, and ways into designing your own EPP patterns. You can listen to the show right over here.

Free Pattern: The Cover Girl Rosette!

app-admin Sat, 07/18/2015 - 20:20

I got an email from Anne the other day. She's enjoying All Points Patchwork and wanted to know where to get the templates for the rosette design on the cover. And I thought, "D'oh! Why has it never occurred to me to share that pattern?!" Sometimes the best ideas are right in front of my face. While I'm busy making coffee or something.

Anyway. Thanks to Anne's great idea, you can now download your very own PDF copy of the templates to make this block (which I'm calling the Cover Girl Rosette) right here at this link. If you make something with it, I would love to see pictures, so be sure and email me or give me a shout on Twitter or Instagram.

Thanks, Anne!

Free EPP Patterns to Try

app-admin Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:00

EPP Freebies 1
EPP Freebies 2

If you're looking for some quick and easy EPP projects to play with, try out these free patterns of mine. All of them come with downloadable templates!

V-Day Heart Sachet: a cute little gifty

Giant Hexie Coasters: using Robert Kaufman precut hexies.

The Diamond Instavase: turn any jar into a cute home accessory.

The Hexie Butterfly Pillow: combines EPP with a little machine sewing and embroidery.

Hexie Holiday Ornaments: a perfect project for playing with little hexagons.

The Pool Party Tea Towel: a bit of EPP to dress up a readymade towel.

Happy Piecing!

A Free Coaster Pattern For You

app-admin Sat, 05/16/2015 - 16:02

Here's a fun, short-duration EPP project to help you branch out from hexies. I shared an original pattern for this Scrappy Flower Coaster at Sew, Mama, Sew Along with the pattern, you'll find a nice photo how-to and an excerpt from All Points Patchwork!