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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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Organize: Altoids Tin Hexie Template Storage

Organize: Altoids Tin Hexie Template Storage | The Zen of Making

Are you an English paper piecing junkie? Sew on the go without worrying about bent or lost templates—keep your hexie pieces (or any other shape) safe, organized, and at the ready in an old Altoids tin!

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Friday Internet Crushes: Embroidery on the Go

Friday Internet Crushes: Embroidery on the Go | The Zen of Making

Keep your embroidery projects clean, organized, and portable with this roundup of six travel-ready stitching tutorials!

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Sunday Snapshot: Crafting and Relaxing in Italy

Our gigantic crew of family and friends has moved on to the Italian Lakes, where much crafting and relaxing is afoot. There has been a ton of painting, stitching, and photography thus far, and, as soon as I find a good container, I’m going to build a terrarium to leave here at the villa.

I’m really enjoying having plenty of time to laugh, eat, rest, and craft for the sake of crafting.