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Tutorial: Pincushion for English Paper Piecing Travel Kit

Tutorial: Pincushion for English Paper Piecing Travel Kit | The Zen of Making

Love your English Paper Piecing Travel Kit? Enhance your on-the-go quilting experience with a handy little pincushion designed specifically to snap onto the pocket of my popular hexie-inspired pouch!

Tutorial: Pincushion for English Paper Piecing Travel Kit | The Zen of Making

Tutorial: Pincushion for English Paper Piecing Travel Kit | The Zen of Making

See? Perfect fit!

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English Paper Piecing Tutorial Series

English Paper Piecing Tutorial Series | The Zen of Making

Just in time for the weather to turn cooler, all three parts of my English paper piecing tutorial series are live and ready for budding quilters. I’m really pleased with how these tutorials turned out, and I’m so excited to share them with you!

Are you ready to try your hand at quilting? (Get it? Hand? Quilting? Hand quilting? Sorry. I couldn’t help myself…) This tutorial series will take you from paper templates to a finished project in three fully-photographed posts: In part 1, you’ll learn the addictive art of stitching hexies. In part 2, you’ll join those hexies into a flower-shaped quilt block. Finally, in part 3, you’ll use your blocks as the basis for a handy English paper piecing travel kit so you can bring your projects anywhere!

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Tutorial: English Paper Piecing Travel Kit, Hexies Part 3

Tutorial: English Paper Piecing Travel Kit, Hexies Part 3 | The Zen of Making

Hexie obsessed? Get your quilting fix on the go with part 3 of my English Paper Piecing tutorial series: the English paper piecing travel kit!

Designed with mobile crafting in mind, my English paper piecing travel kit has two main compartments—one for holding fat quarters and spools of thread and the other for organizing stitched hexies and finished blocks—plus an outer pocket that’s the perfect size for two altoids tins—one for paper templates and one for sewing supplies—and a pair of scissors. Closed and fully loaded, the travel case is a 6" x 6" square that’s only about 3" thick, so it’s the perfect size to toss into a purse, tote, or project bag. Ready to make one of your own? Download my **free printable pattern, and let’s get started!

Tutorial: Pincushion for English Paper Piecing Travel Kit | The Zen of MakingIn the mood to accessorize? Add a custom snap-on pincushion to your finished project with my English Paper Piecing Travel Kit Pincushion Tutorial!

**This project and pattern are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. If you would like to license this project and pattern for teaching purposes or require information regarding selling items that you make with this pattern, please see the permissions section of my legal disclosure, then contact me directly for further details.

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In Progress: English Paper Piecing Travel Kit

In Progress: English Paper Piecing Travel Kit | The Zen of Making

Part 3 of my English paper piecing tutorial series is in full swing!

I finished the pattern design for the travel kit yesterday, and now I’m in the process of sewing the sample for the photo step-outs. So, If you’ve been waiting patiently for the final step in the series, you won’t have to wait much longer—the third tutorial and downloadable pattern will be on the blog next week. (Get your flower blocks ready!)

Have a great weekend, crafty muffins!