Sunday, 9 September 2012


Back in February my sister and I were in England attending my father's funeral. Despite it being a sad and difficult time, it gave Liz and I the opportunity to catch up. (She lives in Austria). She was doing some English Paper Piecing and I fell in love with colours,shapes and effect it gave. I remember it as a child but never tackled it.
Since then quite a few of my sewing friends have also taken it up, so I thought I would get in on the act too.
Last month my lovely, crazy sewing friend Marion(we get in trouble in class for giggling) was over at the Birmingham show and found these fantastic templates that makes the whole E.P.P experience easier.  So I thought I would show them to you.

The different templates. They can be folded in the middle to get another shape.

Cut the hexie out as per usual, but look you don't need to do as much sewing.( sorry the photo isn't very sharp, but I think you can still get the idea.)
The flip side of the hexie's.

Don't they look lovely?
I really love these reds and it set me thinking, I would love to make a quilt using E.P.P.
However ,although I love red at the moment, I don't have a lot of different fabrics. So this is when I get down on one knee and put a request out to all you lovely bloggers- If you have any RED scraps about 2 1/2"-3" square could I ask you to send them to me OR Judith.She has very kindly said that you can post them to her as most of you will no doubt have her address.
I want to keep the centre hexie a solid red, but the other 6 anything floral, checked. polka dot(my fave), vintage ect. I will connect them together with a white colour path. I think it will look stunning. What do you think?

The templates are from Hungary. Check them out on
They also have lovely wooden buttons.

Bye for now.
Ruth xo



  1. I'll put the word out when I next do a blog post! Jxo

  2. Will look tomorrow although I know that I have very little red.

  3. Hi Ruth, I have a few from when I was doing some hexies, I will hunt them down and pop them in the post

  4. How pretty, I want to take on a hexie project myself sometime soon - justing adding it to the list! I'm not a big red lover but I will look and see if I have anything and send it on. Good luck - it will look gorgeous when you are done.

  5. Good reds are so hard to come by. I know because I have been trying to collect some for a red and white quilt (one day). I'll see if I have any pieces that might work for you. It'll be gorgeous when you get it done.

  6. I will pull together some red fabrics for you and send them along to Judith and then you will have some fabric from Canada. Thank you for the info about the templates, I am going to order some. I like the plastic ones better than the paper ones.

  7. Glad you liked the scraps I sent via Judith. If I find any more I'll send them via Judith. I couldn't respond to your thank you email as you're set as a no reply blogger. Have a great weekend!

  8. Are you still looking for red fabric?
    I just found this post now. If you are, feel
    free to email me with your address and I'll send you
    along a few pieces from Sudbury, Canada :-)

    Kay Lemieux
    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

  9. Hi Ruth, great idea and great tutorial.
    Thanks from Italy, Emanuela


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