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thoughts on pre-cut EEP papers?   General Discussion

Started Jan-8 by Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3); 523 views.

I'm wanting to try EPP again, just with simple hexigons.   I was thinking about getting a sizzix machine but then thought that was silly given I don't know that I'll every want to make more than a pillow.  So where is a good source to purchase the pre-cut papers?  Are there different types of paper?  

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


The website has ever single stinkin' paper templates shape that you could possibly think of in ever size you'd ever need.

I think they'd be good for starting out to see if you'd like it.

Fiskars makes a FANTASTIC hand-squeeze paper punch.  There are 3 of them.   They make 1/2", 3/4", and 1" hexies.  Those measurements are NOT on the packaging but thats what they are.  I think the published sizes are medium/ large/ extra large. 

If you do end up making your own templates, be sure to punch a single hole somewhere in the vicinity of the center.  You put a straight pin through the fabric that shows on the hole:  in at 3:00 and out at 9:00.  This will hold the template and the fabric together while you're basting (glue or thread).

I use my Fishers to punch ALL of my hexie template but use my Scan-n- Cut to cut all other templates.  And hexies that are not the punch size. 


From: farmervi


I use 2.5 squares and then trim them after tacked down to the paper.  I also use a hex hand cutter form  jo anns.  to punch them out.  I use junk mail for the paper.  Made many this way.

Thanks Shelley.  I got two sizes of the Fiskars, they are pretty fun to use.  And yesterday I got a calendar from my health insurance in the mail - not planning to display that it's Colon Rectal cancer month - and it's the perfect paper(tested it), so I'm set.  Now to decide what fabrics.  I fell in love with this color wash quilt behind the lady at Last Homely House, so that's my plan, not a real pattern, but not exactly random either.


Oh, I love Kate's YouTube videos.  She made that quilt for her granddaughter Agnes, I believe, and it took her several months.  Her videos are very calm and peaceful, but always full of color and life on that "lime green sofa."    

CC (ccase5)

From: CC (ccase5)


Oh that quilt is of tiny hex's she put together. It's taken her years to complete. I love watching her. The Last Homely House East of the Sea. She does everything!!
Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


I bought 2 sizes of those a few years ago at Shelley's suggestion.   I love the look of the quilt behind the lady.  Might give me a little inspiration to try that.