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!  I stood on the edge of Bryce Canyon, captivated by the magnificent contrast between the crisp bluebird sky and the warm glow of the hoodoos. I wished there was a way to capture this moment. Out of this […]

Paper Piecing Essentials

This blog post started out as English paper piecing essentials, but truthfully, these are items I use frequently for both foundation AND English paper piecing!! If you are here for the foundation paper piecing essentials, they are here!! Perhaps you’ll be inspired to pick up English paper piecing as well! Everyone has a different EPP […]