Have you ever wanted to know how to make your own English Paper Piecing papers? I have and you know why? Because if you know how to make your own English Paper Piecing (or EPP as the cool kids call it) you can make your own EPP based patterns! (Did your mind just explode with the possibilities???)
EPP (lets just keep calling it that so I can pretend I’m one of the cool kids) is a great way to make some really tricky blocks. It’s also going to be one of the techniques that we use as part of the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Sew-along so learning how to make your own papers is going to come in handy – and I’ll cover how to make pattern specific papers as part of the sew-along but for today we’re going to cover making generic shaped papers.
I’ve been toiling away on my 15th Brother International Quilt Contest Quilt and I’m going to let you in on a secret today; I’m going to paper piece it.
For those of you that don’t know about the contest here’s the details in a nutshell:
Create an “Eco” themed quilt (sized at 70cm x 70cm) and enter the competition for your chance to win a Brother Innov-is NV1800Q (RRP $1,799) and a revolutionary Brother ScanNCut CM550DX (RRP $699). Entries close 31 October 2015 and are open to Australians only. You can find out more by clicking here.
Amazing right! Not only will you win $2,400 in Brother prizes but the top 10 of the Australian quilts will travel to Tokyo and may hang at the Tokyo Quilt Festival. That’s huge!
But back to the handy paper piecing trick. To make your own papers you’re going to need 3 things; a Brother ScanNCut, some paper or card stock and 5 minutes….