EPP Templates galore and giveaway


I have just added to my little e-shop a range of ‘peeper’ acrylic templates made for some of my favourite English Paper Piecing designs:

To celebrate the new addition to my shop I will hosting a giveaway with my favourite English Paper Piecing gal, Joanne from PBPatch. Joanne supplies a comprehensive array of precision die cut papers and fabric shapes to suit any EPP project. I am so excited about her new “Cut to Order” section of her website where you can mix-and-match any Moda layer cake with any shape/size die-cut and it will be cut for you. Ingenious!

Look at some of the beautiful Rose Stars Joanne has made. Fussy cut heaven.

One lucky blogger will receive a complete set required to make the Rose Star, Lucy Boston and Ferris Wheel plus a pack of papers to get you started.

To win:

  • stalk me on my blog ( follow me )
  • follow Joanne’s blog
  • Write a comment telling me about the amazing things you would make if you won.
  • or, if you are a seasoned EPPer, share your best tips
Good luck! The winner will be drawn Sunday 2nd September 2012 AEST.


  1. says

    Oh my goodness. Is it one post if you do all of those, or one comment per? I do all of them, so I will start with just one post. I would make a lovely full size quilt for on our futon when we have guests over. I would use pinks, and yellows and teal, and light greens, and oranges, and purples in the rose stars.. oh my gosh, I am really excited and thrilled to have a chance in this giveaway.

  2. says

    I would use the templates to make all sorts of designs to make fronts for bags. I also would make quilt tops or pillow tops.

    Thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

  3. says

    EPP is a new love for me … totally addicted … I have used Jane's acrylic templates and love them … so will look at buying a set if I don't win … Thank you for the chance to win :-)
    My tip is use a size 11 Milner's needle and YLI Select thread for both basting and when whip stitching :-)
    Happy stitching, P

  4. says

    My tip – I've really only done hexagons, but you really don't have to cut out a hexagon shape. You can use a square instead, or better yet a slight rectangle. The back doesn't look as pretty, but it quilts up just fine and s a whole lot easier in the cutting department

  5. says

    I've been wanting to make some of those complex EPP blocks for so long. They are just lovely. I think I would start with something small – like a bag.

  6. says

    I received a lovely surprise recently – Jane sent me a sample set of the new Rose Star acrylic templates! I love them – they certainly make it a lot easier to cut out my fabric pieces. And they match the sizes of the die-cut paper pieces I make!

    The finished Rose Star blocks are about 12" by 12" so they are the perfect size for a cushion or bag. Christmas is just around the corner, so maybe a table runner in Christmassy colours?

  7. says

    I hope this is open internationally as I'd love to win these. Have looked here in the US for them but so far no luck finding them. I already follow you & signed up to get Joanne's blog too.

  8. says

    i'm planning a hexie quilt using various sized hexies, so thanx for the intro to joanne's blog! had a good time browsing her blog and hexie pax, too.

  9. says

    am not a seasoned epp'er, but have tried various methods of basting, and settled on folding and tacking at the points, and am still switching back and forth between a running stitch join and a ladder stitch. am cutting strips just big enough for six hexies for a flower, and using scraps for single hexie flowers. am going to use BIG hexies to machine join them for a background piece out of neutrals. there are so many ways to use hexies!

  10. says

    This is great! I follow both of you already. My first plan would be to tackle that Ferris wheel rainbow style with some white texty background. I have some EPP tips on my blog currently, but maybe the best tip is to use glue instead of hand basting…

  11. says

    If I won, I would make them into cushions, my lounge needs a make over, sew some new pretty, pieced cushions would be great

  12. says

    I'm doing hexies now after I learned EPP at the Fat Quarterly Retreat in London in June and I'd love to move to other shapes and things after the hexies! The Rose Stars are beautiful. Not sure if I'm eligible to enter (because I'm in Europe) but I would know someone in Australia too who'd love these! (in case I would win, you never know…)

  13. says

    I already follow you both. I have done a few hexi projects and would love to branch out into other shapes. My best tip would be to tack the fabric without going through the paper – makes the shape very stable (you leave the tacking thread in place) and the papers are really easy to remove.

  14. says

    I'm really getting into EPP of late for long journeys and the like, and am planning Katy's Spring Carnival set for going to Sewing Summit, which will no doubt turn into a cushion cover

  15. says

    I'm following both blogs. I've made a lap quilt with another in process as well as a few zippered bags. I've always admired the fussy cut projects but I haven't done one yet. Thanks for the chance to win.

  16. says

    My best tip is to make it portable! I made a luch bag (free tutorial online) and put all my bits in there, I sew at sports days, doctors etc!

  17. says

    I love EPPing. I like to baste without stitching through the paper, then you can reuse the papers and still leave the basting in to keep the seams in order.

  18. says

    I'm not yet seasoned but I'm slowly working on hexie flowers which will become a quilt sometime. I'd love to try out more challenging patterns. :)

  19. says

    Even though the patterns you chose are very feminine, I can see my self doing one for my cousin in boy type colors & patterns. Possibly in flannel plaids. Ohh, I am getting all snuggely warm thinking about it.

  20. says

    As for a tip in epp: timing & patience is my biggest tip. That and the ladder stitch. How I love the ladder stitch. It makes everything lie so flat when its done.

    Mind you the only epp I have done is on a 4 foot by 7 foot, 3 quarter inch hexagon gargoyle. Following the colors has been hard-ish.

  21. says

    I am a English paper pieced virgin (even though I am English) so I would start with a cushion. Those rose stars have opened my mind to infinite ideas.

    It will make a nice change to be able to spend some time in the same room as my husband and still quilt instead of behind the sewing machine.

  22. says

    I am a English paper pieced virgin (even though I am English) so I would start with a cushion. Those rose stars have opened my mind to infinite ideas.

    It will make a nice change to be able to spend some time in the same room as my husband and still quilt instead of behind the sewing machine.

  23. says

    Love your blog.
    I'm now following both blogs.
    I would make some double sided snow flakes for Christmas to hang off the beam in our living room.
    Tip. Once you have joined some of your epps together, you can remove the papers and starch. This can cut down on the papers required for projects.
    Keep up the good work!

  24. says

    I would make a quilt for my mom who has congestive heart failure and is cold all the time. I have been wanting to try this pattern for a while.

  25. says

    I am in awe of those Rose Stars . Beautiful . I have just made a similar one for the first time in Rachel's Handstitched class . It was my favourited project . Would love to make more .

  26. says

    Wow- I really want to learn English paper piecing. These templates are amazing. I would love to make a quilt for my Mom- out of fabrics that have flowers on them.

  27. says

    I follow you & I now follow Joanne as well. I've not tried any EPP as yet but would love to – I imagine I'd start with a fairly easy block or mini quilt. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  28. says

    I love to EPP….just started it recently and working on my first quilt which is ALL hexies…what I wouldn't give to get my hands on these templates….love them!!

  29. says

    These look like some of the AHHH's that I have been doing. Love the star set. I'd just be making more and more stars. Love them.

  30. says

    I would really love to learn english paper peicing. I would so make a sewing machine cover for myself.

  31. says

    I have never used a paper piecing template! I'm not sure what I would make – probably something small initially (mug rug?) to try my hand at it.

  32. says

    I am no seasoned expert. I procrastinate EPP. But I'm needing some good hand sewing while watching TV at night once I've collapsed on the couch, so I'm trying to get back into it! A long term project is what I need, especially when flying back home next Feb for a few weeks! These kinds of EPP are probably more my thing – each piece adds to a bigger picture! Thanks guys!

  33. says

    I have been stalking for a while, now I am a follower. I have only done EPP hexies, but would love to try other patterns…the Rose star has been on my to-do list. EPP projects are great to carry-a-round. I would start with a small quilt of Rose stars and of cause I would have to order the papers from Joanne…love both blogs..LindaB

  34. says

    I just starting reading your blog last week (which I found through Joanne at Possum Blossom, who I've been reading and buying from since the start of the year). I was going to buy some of your templates but I think I might hold off until after the drawing date of the giveaway. LOL My tip for EPP is the Sewline Glue Pen for basting fabric to papers, Bottom Line threads for piecing and papers from Joanne at PB Patchwork. These things have changed my EPP life since I found out about them about two years ago. Fingers crossed, Shell

  35. says

    I have now staked both of you. Thank you for introducing me to another blogger here in Australia. I would love to make a quilt using the templates is you some of my Kaffe Fassett stash and have the swirling over a bright background.

  36. says

    Thanks, Jane for telling me about your giveaway. And, as I said to your friend, Joanne……. "Thanks to Pat Sloan, I found Jane's blog and then thanks to Jane's blog, I found your blog. Love the Rose Star blocks!!" I could make lots of beautiful fussy cut projects because I have some "oh, so perfect" fabrics that are just waiting for your templates. :-) Also, I love hand-stitching!

  37. says

    I had the pleasure of seeing Joanne's hexies being made at Sew It Together in Canberra. They are gorgeous! I'd make some lovely cushion covers for my lounge. I'm definitely not a seasoned EPP-er so I'll take all the tips I can get. Thanks for the chance :)

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