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English Paper Piecing

Books, paper pieces and acrylic templates

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Bottom Line pre-wound bobbins (5)

I love Bottom Line thread: I use it for piecing and for quilting (top and bottom) and I also use it for English paper-piecing. I love using the pre-wound bobbins as they are so easy to carry around when doing paper piecing. In this pack, we have put together 5 colours that should work in pretty much all situations for EPP: pale pink, pale blue, ivory, pale-medium grey and a pale-medium taupe.

Why buy this selection rather than the single spool: prewound bobbins are much smaller therefore less bulky to carry. It's also a cheaper way of getting 5 different colour threads.

Helpful tip: when doing EPP I like to use my thread double, it works for me and I am happy with the result. However, if you prefer to use it single and get really annoyed and fustrated because the needle comes undone all the time, just create a tiny knot right under the needle. The thread is so fine that it won't interfere with your sewing and will be the thread in place.

For those of you who might want to use those pre-wound bobbins in your machine, please note they are the M-style bobbins. You will need to check on the Superior website that they are compatible with your machine. For info, my Huskvarna needs the L-style.

Blue and White 2.5" squares, 100 squares, 25 fabrics x4 squares

A great way of getting an array of coordinating fabrics ready to sew, whether it's for chain piecing or EPP... all the work is done, you just have to play!!

1930's Repro 2.5" squares, 100 squares

This lovely set contains 100 squares (that's 1 pile on the picture), 2.5". We have 25 fabrics, so you have 4 squares of each. Perfect for small projects and to use with our 1" hexagons paperpieces.

Quilt in A Jar Kit

This is the perfect gift for any quilter! English Paper Piecing in a jar, what more can you possibly want?

This kit contains: 100x1" hexagon paper pieces with instructions, 100x2.5" squares of fabrics (all coordinated in 1930's flowery prints), 1 pre-wound spool of Bottom Line thread, 1 pack of needles, 1 strip of 3 Thimble Pad with instructions. Gift tag and pretty ribbon around the jar.

Mini Olfa cutting mat

Super handy to carry around, this mat is perfect for small projects and English paper piecing. Self healing, markings in inches on one side, blank on the other. Both sides are usable.

Rotating cutting mat by Fiskars - out of stock/available to order

Perfect size for small blocks and particularly English Paper piecing. Self healing and with a foam back to stop it from slipping.

Mini Rotary Cutter

These are mini rotary cutters that fit in the palm of your hand. They securely close on themselves when not in use.

Perfect to keep near your sewing machine for cutting threads and little bits of fabrics (those little dog's ears that you get on half square triangles for instance).

Great travel size to keep with your English paper piecing kit!

The blade is not replaceable. We are not allowed to sell this item to under 16s.

Beetle Needle Threader

This beetle threader is a must have in your sewing basket! It comes with an integrated light. You get the choice of colours. Perfect Christmas stocking fillers for your sewing friends.

Magic Mirror by Marti Mitchell - available to order

If you do a lot of fussy cutting for your English Paper Piecing then this is a must have tool!! It allows you to audition your fabrics before cutting, saving you time and money! It is amazing what wonderful patterns you will discover among your existing stash!! It comes with full instructions and hints and tips. Click on the little magnifying glass in the photo to see it in action!

 

Thread Magic tub- Thread conditioner

This conditioner strenghtens thread for long life, prevents tangling and fraying, does not melt, safe for all threads and fabrics. Acid free.

Works for hand sewing and machine sewing. Comes with instructions.

Duke Road kit by Sue Daley

If you are familiar with paper piecing, you have probably come across Sue Daley. She is the Australian Queen of paper piecing and have come up with some new and fast methods for English paper piecing.

The Duke Road quilt is my favourite of hers!! We have a limited stock so if you are tempted, don't leave it too late!

The kit contains:

8 acrylic templates (usable with rotary cutter)

Over 400 reusable paper pieces

A very detailed booklet containing all instructions on how to paperpiece and how to make the whole quilt.

Real size applique shapes for the flowers in the border

Not included: fabric and spare time.

 

Alternative colourway

 

Angel Ornaments pattern & pieces

Precut paper shapes for paper piece quilting.

Finished size approximately 4" each.

Makes 12.

More Christmas Ornaments pattern & pieces

Precut paper shapes for paper piece quilting.

Finished size approximately 3" - 4".

Makes 12.

Christmas Ornament kit pattern & pieces

Include fabric, ribbon and precut paper shapes for paper piece quilting.

Finished size approximately 3" each.

Makes 4

Miniature Christmas Sampler pattern

Precut paper shapes for paper piece quilting.

Finished size approximately 19" x 23"

Pattern includes Paper Pieces Pre cut Papers Dresdens, Diamonds, Hexagons, Triangles, Hearts and Half Hexagons.