Author Archives: Rachael

Handmade Gift Giving Guide

I realized not too long ago, that for the past I-don’t-know-how-many-years, I have given homemade gifts for Christmas. One year, it was a painting, another year I made felt floral wreaths, another year I made a linoleum print. When you are crafty, I think you probably are more inclined to MAKE gifts instead of BUY […]

Using Directional Fabric with Foundation Paper Piecing

One of the MOST frustrating parts of foundation paper piecing has GOT to be working with directional fabrics.  I wrote about it earlier this year, and I discovered today, that I didn’t address directional fabric when working with angles that are on the sides of the pattern.  In the previous pieces, the angles were on […]

EPP Guide for Tiny Pieces

Part 1 English paper piecing is normally used with larger, geometric templates…not small, fiddly pieces.  I LOVE the precision and ease of English paper piecing…so I use smaller pieces to create details that are normally reserved for foundation paper piecing. I’ve discovered an easy way to deal with small or thin templates, so you don’t […]

Make a National Park Quilt

Your quilt can tell a story…where you have been…what happened…the adventures you’ve had…and the memories you’ve made!  With my National Park Quilt Pattern, you can pair different blocks together to create individual “postcards” to remind you of your amazing trips.  Put a story block (or blocks) with a National Park sign block, then put an […]

Paper Piecing Essentials

English paper piecing and road trips go together like peanut butter and jelly!  Let’s take it a step further…and EPP is ANYWHERE friendly!!!! This blog post started out as EPP essentials, but truthfully, these are items I use frequently for both foundation AND paper piecing!! Everyone has a different ‘setup’, and you have to find […]