English paper piecing guru Sharon Burgess shows you how to make a cushion using a variety of different shapes. And if you own a ScanNCut machine, you’ll learn how to use it to cut paper shapes and plastic templates for your EPP projects.
Full written instructions, illustrated with diagrams, are provided in addition to the online class
A comprehensive materials list ensures that you’ll have everything you need to successfully complete the quilt
If you’re making the papers yourself, all the shapes are provided full-size, ready to trace, on the pattern sheet
Watch Sharon make papers and plastic templates on a ScanNCut machine – see how she uses different mats, cutting blades, pressures, and speeds to complete a variety of tasks: so quick and easy!
Learn from Sharon’s tips for choosing fabrics, cutting shapes from strips, fussy cutting, glue basting, hand stitching and managing fabric tails when the corners of several shapes come together – her methods can be applied to any EPP project
Finish the cushion with a border, quilting, zippered back and binding
Suitable for beginners to EPP who have some stitching experience
Chapter 1: Meet Sharon Burgess (3 mins). Sharon talks about herself and her quiltmaking.
Chpater 2: Fabric and requirements (4 mins): Sharon shows you everything you need to make this project and talks about her favourite notions.
Chapter 3: Making papers and templates using a ScanNCut machine (28 mins). You don't need a ScanNCut machine to make this project. But if you have one (or are considering getting one), you'll find it inspiring to see how quick and easy it is to use to cut EPP papers of any size and shape. Sharon demonstrates a variety of settings on the machine and explains how to use them.
Chapter 4: Cutting fabrics (9 mins): Sharon provides some tips for choosing and cutting fabrics for EPP.
Chapter 5: Hand stitching (23 mins): Watch Sharon demonstrate how she prepares her EPP shapes by glue basting. See her stitch a number of shapes together, paying particular attention to achieving perfect points and joins and dealing with fabric tails. She also shows you how to press your work and remove the papers.
Chapter 6: Finishing the cushion (3 mins): An overview of the steps required to complete the cushion.
Chapter 7: A gallery of Sharon's qiults (12 mins). Sharons shows a variety of projects from pincushions to full-size bed quilts all made with EPP.