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    Default EPP - I'm getting ahead of myself, but....

    Ok, long story short, I tried EPP several years ago, hated it!

    Watched a bunch more videos and read various posts here and decided this year to try again.

    Now I'm obsessed with it. Working on a Grandma's Flower quilt with 1.5 inch hexis. Finished size will be about 75x100, and I'm about 1/3 finished already.

    Here's where I get ahead of myself.....As I work on it, I keep thinking about the actual quilting of the quilt. It seems to be that after putting in all this work hand stitching the hexi's, it feels like I would be cheating if I machine quilt it. I've only hand quilted one quilt (lap size) and hated that process. But I keep reminding myself I hated my first attempt at EPP too, so maybe this time around with hand quilting would be different (still doubting that though).

    So my questions are:

    1. Do you hand or machine quilt your EPP project?
    2. If hand quilt, do you do the little stitches or big stitches?
    3. If you hand quilt, do you hire your services out (and if so, what do you charge)?

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    Default Re: EPP - I'm getting ahead of myself, but....

    I took my EPP to the long armers and picked a pattern that was fairly dense so I wouldn't have to worry about anything coming apart.

    Binding it is on the agenda for next week. Or maybe this weekend if I get really bored.
    Katrina


    “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”
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    Default Re: EPP - I'm getting ahead of myself, but....

    What is EPP?

    Women are Angels.
    When someone
    break's our wings
    we will continue to
    fly...usually on a
    broomstick.
    We're flexible like that.
    - embroitique

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    Default Re: EPP - I'm getting ahead of myself, but....

    Quote Originally Posted by Carlie Wolf View Post
    What is EPP?
    English Paper Piecing

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    Default Re: EPP - I'm getting ahead of myself, but....

    Ah Ha! Yes! I tried PP I don't remember which one but it's just not my thang.

    Back in the 80's I hand quilted a quilt for my double bed. It was not pieced but a Williamsburg stenciled type of print so I stitched around all the stencils. Took me ages but I adored that quilt. Two week later my 7 year old daughter used permanent black marker and "restitched" around the complete thing. I never handstitched again and probably never will. No I didn't kill her but I asked her to go to her room for about an hour. She was so pleased with her workmanship.

    Women are Angels.
    When someone
    break's our wings
    we will continue to
    fly...usually on a
    broomstick.
    We're flexible like that.
    - embroitique

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    Default Re: EPP - I'm getting ahead of myself, but....

    "Two week later my 7 year old daughter used permanent black marker and "restitched" around the complete thing. "

    Oh No! I might have been tempted to put a child up for adoption at that point. But those "time outs" are a good thing, not just for the child, but also for us mom's ( and Dads) so we have a chance to cool off and realize they just wanted to add their own artistic skills to our stuff.

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    Default Re: EPP - I'm getting ahead of myself, but....

    I am working on a Grandma's Flower Garden too. I call it my forever quilt as that
    is how long it will take me to finish. Haven't decided how I will quilt it, lots of ideas
    on Pinterest, here is oneClick image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: EPP - I'm getting ahead of myself, but....

    Interesting.......I thought these were more of a coverlet and were not quilted. Shows how little I know about it!

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    Default Re: EPP - I'm getting ahead of myself, but....

    Quote Originally Posted by Carlie Wolf View Post
    Ah Ha! Yes! I tried PP I don't remember which one but it's just not my thang.

    Back in the 80's I hand quilted a quilt for my double bed. It was not pieced but a Williamsburg stenciled type of print so I stitched around all the stencils. Took me ages but I adored that quilt. Two week later my 7 year old daughter used permanent black marker and "restitched" around the complete thing. I never handstitched again and probably never will. No I didn't kill her but I asked her to go to her room for about an hour. She was so pleased with her workmanship.
    I hope you saved the quilt and gifted it to her when she grew up. Don't forget to add the "story" to the back.
    ATTITUDE IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ORDEAL AND AN ADVENTURE

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    Default Re: EPP - I'm getting ahead of myself, but....

    LOL, no sorry but I didn't. Would have made a wonderful wedding present wouldn't it LOL

    Women are Angels.
    When someone
    break's our wings
    we will continue to
    fly...usually on a
    broomstick.
    We're flexible like that.
    - embroitique

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