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Hand Sewing a Mug Rug using English Pape...

Hand Sewing a Mug Rug using English Paper Piecing

I really love English paper piecing, shortened EPP. When you sew your fabrics together, you first baste them to shaped paper templates – and those paper templates do all the work of matching up points and seams. Once you have your paper templates printed and bits of fabric assembled you can do the basting and […]

Long-term Project: a Hexagon Quilt

Long-term Project: a Hexagon Quilt

This winter I started a new quilt project, because that is what we all should do in the winter. Nest, be cozy, start big projects and drink tea. Hexagons in progress. I’m using the hexagon shape and paper piecing, a slow hand-stitching process I like. I think this quilt will be in subtle pinks and […]

Hand sewing is my new knitting

Hand sewing is my new knitting

As I’m tired of knitting I’m turning to handsewing for the first time, as a craft. And I like it a lot. Stitching those tiny stitches to attach pieces of fabric to another one is as meditative and repetitive as knitting. It has proven this last week that handsewing is great on quilt meetings, waiting […]