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Tutorial: Glue-basting english paper piecing {hexies}

There’s always been quite a debate around whether to thread or glue baste. The very first time I english paper pieced I used thread but for me it’s really time-consuming and takes the fun out of it. So when I started La Passacaglia I gave glue-basting a try and I really prefer it. This is […]

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Tutorial: How to Paper Piece (the lazy way)

I’ve been meaning to write this paper-piecing tutorial for aaaaaages. I love to paper piece (or foundation piece, depending on your side of the pond). No, not little paper hexies sewn painstakingly by hand, but rather sewing fabric to paper to achieve a level of accuracy very difficult to achieve in traditional piecing. Most often I […]

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Conversion Project: Apple Pie Block (free pattern!)

So yesterday I saw this spectacular Apple Pie block by @heyporkchop and I knew I must have it. After a little conversation, googling, and otherwise exploring I’ve found this to be a traditional pattern, but I don’t have any info on the background of it. I’ve ordered Block Base (!!) so hopefully I’ll have more […]

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