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    Welcome and have you made one?

    I am just starting and drawing out my shapes on freezer paper. If you have done one or are doing one, what process are you using?
    Blogging ahead.....research in quilting and sewing with a dab of cooking/recipes too.

    https://myquiltprojects.wordpress.com/

    https://thecookbookproject.wordpress.com/

    #2
    I'm three months into mine. Started 'Beethoven' but changed to 'La Pass' because the ten pointed star in 'Beethoven was too hard for my fingers.

    I acquired a set of acrylic templates and have been using ordinary A4 paper (and discarding them after use). When I draw my shapes I make sure I am using the paper to make use of my cutting time, ie. one cut does the sides of two shapes. The sheets look as though they are a grid ( except for those pesky pentagons). I had thought of getting my sheets photo-copied, but that involves remembering to take my originals when I go out.

    I was astonished to realise recently that I have been doing EPP for 60 odd years, so I still tack my patches rather than use that new-fangled glue method. It's all coming together rather faster then I had expected.

    Thanks for starting this group. I was on the facebook group for a while and was impressed with all the work there, but it was so huge that it seemed to take over my facebook page so I removed them from my feed.

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      #3
      Such a beautiful design! I'm not starting yet, it might be a long while. But I do have it all planned out, it will be bird themed and I'm slowly collecting fabrics. My LQS had books 1 and 2 out the other day, I maaaaay have petted them more than the fabric I don't want to EPP, I'd really love to do it all by hand without glueing and all that. For now, I find I can't take my eyes off pictures of them, they're like candy! Can't wait to see what people here start working on.

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        #4
        MaryD, welcome. So you stitch yours? That is what I am doing. Never used the glue either. I am finding that fussy cutting is hard when you don't have templates. I probably will buy some see thru grid and make some to trace around. I did see a tip out there if you do have the templates you can take a marker and trace the image you are fussy cutting for a perfect alignment every time.
        Stitchwishes welcome to the group. What a great idea for any quilt.....birds. And yes candy gem like pieces of fabric!
        Blogging ahead.....research in quilting and sewing with a dab of cooking/recipes too.

        https://myquiltprojects.wordpress.com/

        https://thecookbookproject.wordpress.com/

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          #5
          I can't imagine doing EPP without templates. My father used to make us beautiful brass templates - mainly hexagons. Preparing the papers and cutting fabric is much faster and in my case so much more accurate. My fingers have a mind of their own now, and I really need the templates to keep them under control.
          I bought some acrylic ones and they are fantastic. You can buy pre-cut papers but they are rather expensive.

          I put my shapes right sides together and back stitch them together. On the facebook page for La Pass a few people sew theirs using a running stitch, and some don't even use papers. There's a system called inkglo (or similar) which prints your shape onto your fabric. Maybe I'm too picky, but I can see all the irregularities in the works done without papers. The woman who invented La Pass apparently did hers with a running stitch.

          Love doing mine. Each fiddly bit is a pleasure, and it's slowing down my quilt production at a time when people run the other way when they see me approaching with another quilt.

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            #6
            I will have to make a set of templates then. I think this will be key. Thank you! And we tend to live life in the fast lane. It is a kind of serenity to do it slow and by hand. Very pieceful.
            Blogging ahead.....research in quilting and sewing with a dab of cooking/recipes too.

            https://myquiltprojects.wordpress.com/

            https://thecookbookproject.wordpress.com/

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              #7
              I've started working on Perpetually Hexie by Katja Marek. I'm a fairly new quilter and this is my first time ever doing EPP. I'm enjoying it since it gives me the opportunity to obsess over colors/fabrics and do some handwork.

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                #8
                Welcome Wyora! And obsession is a good word for it!
                Blogging ahead.....research in quilting and sewing with a dab of cooking/recipes too.

                https://myquiltprojects.wordpress.com/

                https://thecookbookproject.wordpress.com/

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                  #9
                  Perpetual Hexies looks like fun.

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                    #10
                    I am in the planning of making one. I made a test rosette (without the tiny stars) just to get a feel for it and figure out how much practice I need on fussy cutting (A LOT). I have my color palette selected. I have a few bits of fabric but need to buy more. I expect to work on this one occasionally as a break from my other EPP hexie quilt that is in progress. That one is approx 5,000 1/2" hexies.

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                      #11
                      Wolfe Whistle! Imanna that is a lot of hexes. But when it gets done, o000 la la. Welcome to the group! I am currently doing a test run and am finding a fussy cutting learning curve. I imagine by the time I am almost complete, I will have mastered that portion.
                      Blogging ahead.....research in quilting and sewing with a dab of cooking/recipes too.

                      https://myquiltprojects.wordpress.com/

                      https://thecookbookproject.wordpress.com/

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                      English Paper Piecing using the Millefiori Quilt Mania Series books or any English Paper Piecing that is by hand
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