English paper-piecing has experienced a recent revival as more and more people have become aware of the joy and benefits of slow stitching.
In these easy-to-follow instructions, I will take you through the fussy-cutting, glue-basting and then hand piecing techniques to make up this gorgeous Blooming Flower design. I show you how to hand appliqué your flower onto the background fabric, and then finish off with some big-stitch hand quilting. There are also instructions on how to mount your work into a wooden hoop so you can show off your artwork in style.
This pattern includes a full set of pre-cut EPP papers.
Skill level: Intermediate
Finished size: Approx. 12" round
You will need;
• Three co-ordinating fabrics for the flower shapes • 16" square of background fabric • Template plastic for fussy-cutting • Temporary fabric glue pen - which you can add above • Thread for piecing - I recommend a 50wt cotton • Gentle fabric starch - which you can purchase here • Embroidery floss in a contrasting thread • 12" embroidery hoop • 16" square of wadding and of butter muslin or equally fine fabric