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Ok let me answer a question I get asked a lot ….what does EPP stand for?
EPP = English Paper Piecing
Yes I know many of you know this but some don’t.
English Paper Piecing is wrapping fabric around a paper shape, basting it and hand sewing together.
Many people apply the generic term of Paper Piecing to this…I like to stick the word “English” in there to further define it from foundation piecing. Foundation piecing is when you have a paper pattern and you are sewing fabric to it along sew lines, flipping fabric back and sewing another to create a block or unit of a block. This is sometimes also referred to paper piecing. And thus causes new quilters all kinds of rightfully so confusion.
So I will use the term English Paper Piecing or EPP for short.
Now let me say I will most likely be making 80-90% of my blocks via hand piecing (which I will cover in a blog tomorrow). Hand piecing works best for me in this type of project as I am literally shoving my block into a small bag and into my backpack to work on while on the road. I have found that even a hexie EPP project gets mangled with bent papers doing this. And when working on book samples for the Pieced Hexies and Pieced Hexies Deux books on the road I was constantly ironing EPP hexies in my hotel room. To avoid this snafu I am going to hand piece on the road and occasionally do an EPP block to share while at home…or if it’s a driving gig and I have the ability to pack things with more care.
So on to specifics about the Paris Flight EPP Block.
Whew..that was a lot of pics. But I didn’t cover EPP with the Castle Wall block so wanted to do so in detail with Paris Flight. Tomorrow I will cover hand sewing a Paris Flight block.
I am busy kitting up five more blocks for on the road sewing as my 2015 work calendar begins on Thursday.
Beach Cities Quilt Guild in southern California here I come!
But first a Winter Storm Watch has just been issued for here at home. Six inches of lovely snow. I’m off to get these blocks kitted so I can sit and watch the snow fall later today. I love it.
Enjoy your day,