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I started English paper piecing a year ago and I absolutely loved it!! And still love it! I’m planning on making a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt that will be completely paper pieced and I invite you to join the journey on my YouTube series in my EPP Vlogs!!
With your fabric is easiest to start by cutting strips.
Cut all pieces to 3″ strips and then use your 1.5″ hexagon paper to cut. Use an “add a quarter” ruler to make cutting easy!
Then – we glue! Make sure if you’re doing a Grandmother’s Flower Garden you choose 1 fabric to be the center of each flower. I am using yellow. I’m also using a layer cake for the petals.
once you have all your hexes glue basted it’s time to start prepping your flowers. I chose to keep all my colors the same so each flower is the same color. when putting them together I kept them in their color order cuz as you can see the orange and the salmon are pretty close in color. If I was doing this in a dark area I might get confused and mix them up.
Now it’s time to start stitching. First you’re going to sew two pedals together and then another two and then another two. This way you should have three sets of two petals and then your one center pedal
Then things get a little difficult when you start sewing them all together You’re going to have to fold some hexies in order to get perfect stitches.
From where information and details on how to stitch them completely together go visit my YouTube site!
Yesterday was Claremont, CA annual Village Venture. It’s a fun craft fair with pumpkin carving contests, a costume parade and amazing food.
My mother-in-law asked me earlier this this year if I wanted to join her. She is a seasoned craft faire vendor and my Etsy shop wasn’t selling so I said, “okay, why not.”
Lately I have fallen in love with quilting. As you may have seen from my Instagram, I have made 7 quilts so far this year and 2 quilt tops that need to be quilted.
With working 40+ hours and being a mom of 2 young ones, I decided to spend what little time I had piecing fabrics together for my next quilt instead of doing macrame.
I’m not sure if I had more inventory if it would’ve helped.
I shared a tent with my mother-in-law and I had a small table with my macrame items for sale:
As you can see form the first photo we didn’t have the best spot…. We were the last booth on the least frequented street … out of 300 vendors.
My mother-in-law filed out the tent with all of her amazing and creative hand sewn and painted home decor and crafts:
After 3 hours of people stopping in and buying my mother-in-law’s creations and no one looking at mine, I decided, to call it.
We have 2 completely different customers and those shopping for sewn home decor is not the same that is going to buy a macrame wall hanging.
My mom was bringing my kids to the event soon so I began to pack up. I left a few larger macrame items in the tent I hopes someone might say, “my niece would like that.” My mom, sister, kids and I walked the fair, ate some food and bought some early Christmas presents for the kids. And that was that
I don’t regret going. Because I can tell you now, I am not a craft fair vendor kind of girl.
I still have TONS of macrame available to sell if you’re interested. Let know what you want: