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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?
The website PaperPieces.com 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.
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."
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.